Monica Gorny
As Russian Maria Sharapova walked onto Centre Court at SW19 today, few would have expected her to dispatch of Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova in only one hour of play. However, the Russian brought with her the bombarding groundstrokes that led her to winning the Wimbledon title in 2004. There was...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier has announced that world number nine Mardy Fish, number 10 Andy Roddick, and the world’s top-ranked doubles team of Bob & Mike Bryan will represent the United States in the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal tie against Spain, July 8-10...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and England's Andy Murray have both advanced at the All England Lawn and Tennis Center at Wimbledon 2011. Djokovic from Serbia imporived to 45-1 to date in 2011 with his 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over the number 19 seed, Frenchman Michael Llodra. The only blemish on...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
The spoiled child will always grow into the athlete who gives up and throws in the towel at the first sign of pressure or adversity. Here is why. A child who is given everything he or she asks for never learns the important psychological skills of patience, perseverance and determination. Since...Read more
Monica Gorny
Serena Williams’ hopes for a fairytale comeback at the 2011 Wimbledon were forced to an abrupt end as the ninth-seeded Frenchwoman, Marion Bartoli, took out the defending champion in two sets, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Bartoli was a finalist on the SW19 grass courts in 2007, but has had trouble matching that...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
From June 20-24, HSBC presented Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Plaza. Events included a hitting session with Monica Seles and Jim Courier, the chance to hit on Manhattan’s only grass tennis court, and the chance to play the Nintendo Wii tennis game, Grand Slam Tennis, on a giant screen. Along with...Read more
David Drucker
If there were one player on the pro tour who cannot catch a break in life, that player would be Andy Roddick, no questions asked. In yet another Grand Slam disappointment, Roddick was upset by unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets, 7-6(2), 7-6(2), 6-4. What’s even more embarrassing is...Read more
Monica Gorny
The saying “anything is possible” comes to mind when thinking of the last two days on the SW19 grass courts at Wimbledon. Yesterday, the tennis world was shaken by a hurricane wild card, as Germany’s Sabine Lisicki knocked out 2011 French Open champion and number three seed, Na Li in a grueling...Read more
David Drucker
Even when you mention the game of tennis, the first names that come to mind are automatically Federer and Nadal. Novak Djokovic should now be one of those names that quickly come to mind, considering he is playing the best tennis on tour this year. The Serbian is now 44-1 on the year after...Read more
Monica Gorny
Italy’s Francesca Schiavone celebrated her 31st birthday in style on the grass courts of SW19 today by taking down Czech’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the third round of Wimbledon 2011. The match was more competitive than the two set score makes it out to be with both players...Read more
Michael Sarro
While the Wimbledon takes place an ocean away in England, New York City has its own Wimbledon tournament that takes place only a river away. On June 21, the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club hosted a fundraising event called Wimbledon on the Water. The friendly doubles tournament was put together by...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Lauren Haukova of Elmsford, N.Y. (Girls 12) and Jessica Golovin from New York, N.Y. (Girls 14s) both won their sectional Nike Junior Tour Tournaments, the +L1 Eastern Sectional held at Mendham Racquet Club in Mendham, N.J. Both Lauren and Jessica have earned trips to compete at the NJT USA National...Read more
David Drucker
If there was one word to describe the weather for the Wimbledon Championships, I think “frustrating” would be appropriate. Before play could even get underway on day three, we had to wait for the rain to pass. In an update from yesterday's matches that took place late in the day, world number two...Read more
Monica Gorny
On day three of Wimbledon 2011, the opening match on Centre Court was one for the books, as six- time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams faced 40- year old, Kimiko Date- Krumm, a former world number four player from Japan. Based solely on statistics, Williams should have won this encounter with...Read more
Monica Gorny
Winning a first round match on the grass courts of SW19 is not an unexpected feat for a high caliber player such as Serena Williams. However, coming off a year filled with life-threatening turmoil, the defending champion could not help but breakdown into sobs on Center Court, after she beat Aravane...Read more