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
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Day One of the 2012 Australian Open is in the books Down Under, with many of the top seeds advancing to the second round of the first Grand Slam of 2012. The biggest upset of the day came on the men's side of the draw from 19-year-old hometown favorite Bernard Tomic , who rallied from two sets down...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In Day One action at the 2012 Australian Open, 19-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic came back from two sets down to knock out the number 22 seed, Fernando Verdasco of Spain, 4-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. Tomic advances to face American Sam Querrey in second round action after Querrey's 6-3, 6-2, 6-2...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been placed on the same half of the Australian Open draw for the first time in any Grand Slam since 2005. This means that Novak Djokovic, the current number one ranked player, won’t have to go up against either rival until he potentially reaches the finals of the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Mardy Fish defeated Jurgen Melzer of Austria, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, to advance to the finals of the Kooyong Invitational tournament against Australian teenager Bernard Tomic. He has two wins at this exhibition tournament that is the normal warm-up event leading into the Australian Open. Tomic, a Wimbledon...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
John McEnroe and Tommy Haas have won the World Tennis Challenge which was held in Memorial Drive in Adelaide. The duo teamed up in the doubles final and defeated Brad Gilbert & Pat Rafter. Full results from the short three day tournament can be found below. World Tennis Challenge – Results 2012...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, has announced that it has granted 41 community tennis and education organizations in the U.S. more than $400,000 in grants. Combined with scholarship awards, USTA Serves distributed more than $1.5 million in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
China's Li Na defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the Sydney International with a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 three-set win on Thursday. Kvitova needed to be victorious at this tournament in order to knock Caroline Wozniacki out of the number one spot atop the WTA rankings prior to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The top injured players in tennis are continuing to improve their games heading into the Australian Open. Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, and the defending champ Kim Clijsters have said they have seen progress in recovery and are primed and ready for next week's first Grand Slam...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Traditionally, strokes are developed and corrected by haphazardly focusing on body movements, racket movements and ball and racket interactions. This approach is confusing, ineffective and needlessly complicated because it fails to address the kinetic chain of events that led to a successful stroke...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel is adding another Hall of Famer to its Australian Open booth this year, bringing two-time U.S. Open winner Tracy Austin to Melbourne for its coverage of the season's first major, Grand Slam competition. Austin, who hosts the network's Tennis Channel Academy series and has appeared as...Read more