New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Sony Ericsson has announced that it is ending its sponsorship of the WTA Tour at the end of the 2012 season. In 2005, Sony Ericsson signed a six-year $88 million deal with the WTA as title sponsor of the WTA, which was extended through the end of 2012. But the strategic direction of Sony Ericsson...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus & Serena Williams are eager to defend their Olympic Doubles Title at the Summer 2012 Olympics in London. The American duo are in pursuit of their third trip to the top of Olympic podium and a medal ceremony, after gold medal runs in both Sydney in 2000 and 2008 in Beijing. The only hiccup...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked tennis pro Novak Djokovic from Serbia is planning an acting career in addition to tennis. The world's number one-ranked player is known off the court for his funny impressions of fellow top tennis players, plus his spoof of a Maria Sharapova commercial for Head racquets. Recently,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova has been chosen as the Czech Athlete of the Year in a poll conducted by sports journalists. The 21-year-old Wimbledon champion has been honored as the WTA's player of the year for 2011 and won six singles title. She has risen 32 positions from 34th in the rankings to second in the...Read more
Barbara Brenseke
Americans typically gain three to five pounds or more during the winter holiday season. From the feasts of Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas, right through to the last drop of champagne at New Year's, healthy, sensible eating habits are forgotten. Exercise routines are often disrupted with...Read more
Michael Sarro
The holiday season can often become quite stressful. Whether it’s shopping, making travel plans, finishing up projects at work before the year ends or bumper-to-bumper traffic, the holiday season can be quite an undertaking for a New Yorker. Knowing this, two local tennis clubs offered their...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Atlanta Tennis Championships has announced that 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick, 2010-11 ATC finalist John Isner and U.S. Open mixed-doubles champion Jack Sock have committed to play in the tournament, which is the opening event of the Olympus U.S. Open Series in July. Roddick, who played...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The BNP Paribas Open, to be held March 5-18, 2012 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will become the first ATP World Tour and WTA combined tennis tournament to award its men’s and women’s singles champions each $1 million in prize money. "The BNP Paribas Open has been raising the bar for the sport...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams has withdrawn from the ASB Classic to be held in January in New Zealand where she was supposed to play in her first match since August. She is recovering from the immune system disease known as Sjogren's Syndrome which causes joint pain and fatigue. Venus has taken part in a few...Read more
Alan Brofka
As someone who has attended tennis tournaments for years, I have rarely seen much out there that is new or interesting in the way of souvenirs and accessories for fans of the sport. Sure, there are tennis ball keychains, jumbo tennis balls and t-shirts, but what about something more subtle yet just...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Boca Raton, Fla., residents Madison Keys and Jesse Levine both won coveted trips to Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday with convincing victories at the 2011 Kia Motors USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff played at the Racquet Club of the South. The 16-year-old Keys, who won a similar playoff in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Croatia's tennis federation has ruled out Goran Ivanisevic as the next captain of its Davis Cup team due to financial demands. The federation said that Ivanisevic requested $130,600 for a one-year contract, which was considered too expensive. However, Ivanisevic will lead Croatia against Japan in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Racquet Club of the South outside of Atlanta is once again the site for the USTA Austrailian Open Wildcard Playoff. Coco Vandeweghe, who reached the finals at this event last year was matched up with 15-year old Taylor Townsend. In the end, Vandeweghe's experience paid off with a 6-4, 6-4...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Marat Safin, a former top-ranked tennis player, has won a seat in Russia's lower house of Parliament and will go onto represent the pro-Kremlin party United Russia. The 31-year-old Safin will be one of the youngest members of the Russian legislature. Safin retired from tennis in 2009 ending his...Read more
Michael Sarro
BNP Paribas hosted the 12th Annual Taste of Tennis event where the tops in the game of tennis and the top chefs in the world gathered together in Manhattan at The W Hotel to showcase some amazing food, whip up some signature cocktails and dance the night away. It was a great way for the stressed-...Read more