New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic had a pretty solid match, and on the other hand, American Serena Williams had her head in the sky. Djokovic, took the match in four sets, only dropping the third to wild card entry and Australia's own Lleyton Hewitt who could not hold his comeback. The top five-...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year. He defeated hometown favorite Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in four sets, 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Djokovic is hopeful of becoming only the fifth ever to win three...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Russia's Maria Sharapova has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Australian Open in a hard-fought, three set win against Germany’s Sabine Lisicki. Sharapova is the fourth seed and came back from dropping the opening set to defeat the 14th-ranked Lisicki, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. The match wasn't...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Day Five of the 2012 Australian Open, the last American hopeful took to the courts at Mebourne Park to keep hope alive in bringing the men's singles Aussie title back to American soil. That will have to be put on hold as the last remaining American, the 16th-ranked John Isner from North Carolina...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The defending Australian Open champion, Kim Clijsters of Belgium, has moved on to the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open with a commanding 6-3, 6-2 victory over Daniela Hantuchova. In the next round, she will face Li Na of China, the 2011 French Open champion, and Clijsters' opponent in the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Day Four of the 2012 Australian Open, top-ranked Serbian and defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic needed only one hour and 42 min. to dispatch of his second round opponent, Colombia's Santiago Giraldo, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. "I try to not underestimate any opponents in early rounds,"...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American Andy Roddick has withdrawn from the 2012 Australian Open. He was trailing two sets to one when he was forced to retire against Australian Lleyton Hewitt. He was trailing 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and said, "Lleyton. That's it," and retired. After seeing a trainer early in the match he went on to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Mardy Fish is now the top-ranked American in the world, surpassing Andy Roddick who held the distinction as the top-ranked American for a number of years. Fish has been playing the best tennis of his life as of late, and despite a lack of success in years past at the Australian Open, Fish is...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American John Isner has moved on after a long drawn out four-hour and 41-min. second-round match, which included a 99-min. final set, in Day Three action at the 2012 Australian Open. Isner defeated David Nalbandian in five sets, 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 10-8, with a total of 43 aces. Throughout the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked American Mardy Fish has fallen at the hands of Alejandro Falla from Colombia in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3, 7-6 in second round action at the 2012 Australian Open. Fish did not seem himself and had built up frustration which shown through his play. He made a comment to a ball boy and also...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tuesday saw two local hopefuls take to the courts at the Australian Open and both came up with performances to make the Tri-State area proud. On the women's singles side of play, Christina McHale of Teaneck, N.J. defeated Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, coming back from a set down to win her second...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On the eve of the Australian Open, American teenagers Grace Min and Jack Sock, both U.S. Open junior champions, started the year strong by winning the USTA Pro Circuit’s season-opening women’s and men’s events in Innisbrook, Fla., and Plantation, Fla., respectively. Min and Sock will see their...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel and Verizon FiOS TV have reached a new multi-year carriage agreement, it was announced by Patrick Wilson, senior vice president, distribution, Tennis Channel, and Terry Denson, vice president of global content strategy, Verizon. Verizon has started rolling out Tennis Channel—with...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Day Two of the 2012 Australian Open finished with all the seeds on both the men's and women's sides of the draw advancing with the exception of hometown favorite Samantha Stosur, the number six-ranked and 2011 U.S. Open Champion. Stosur was ousted in straight sets on Tuesday, 7-6 (2), 6-3, to the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American Serena Williams was victorious in her opening round match at the 2012 Australian Open, a 6-3, 6-2 win over Austrian Tamira Paszek. Serena advances to face Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic in the second round. Her opening round match at the Open was her first real test after...Read more