USTA Eastern's Executive Director and CEO Jenny Schnitzer was honored with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award at the 22nd Annual City Parks Foundation's Tennis Benefit.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For the 22 nd consecutive year, the City Parks Foundation hosted its annual benefit at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows during the US Open to raise money for CityParks Tennis and the free tennis programming it provides throughout the five boroughs. Each year, the...Read more
Belinda Bencic advanced to a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in her career after beating Donna Vekic in straight sets on Wednesday.
Brian Coleman
For the first time since 2001, there will be a Swiss woman in the US Open semifinals. Belinda Bencic reached the first major semifinal of her career on Wednesday afternoon, downing 23 rd seed Donna Vekic 7-6(5), 6-3 inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. “[I’m] just very happy about it, for sure. I knew today...Read more
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the US Open semifinals on Tuesday night after beating Roger Federer in five sets.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The man once dubbed ‘Baby Fed’ scored the biggest win of his career on Tuesday night, and it came against the real Fed, as Grigor Dimitrov knocked off third-seed Roger Federer 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the US Open semifinals, the second major semifinal of his career . “Only thing I kept...Read more
Serena Williams won for the 100th time at the US Open and is now into the semifinals.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams reached the century mark in singles wins at the US Open on Tuesday night, and #100 may have been her most dominant. The eighth-seed and six-time US Open champion hit 100 victories in New York in a 6-1, 6-0 thrashing of 18th seed Qiang Wang, reaching the semifinals in just 44 minutes...Read more
Elina Svitolina is into the first US Open semifinal of her career after defeating Johanna Konta on Tuesday.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Elina Svitolina advanced to her second straight major semifinal on Tuesday, claiming the first spot in the US Open final four after downing No. 16 seed Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-4 inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. In the opening set, Konta and Svitolina traded breaks of serve through the first four games...Read more
Beacon returns for the 2019 season to defend the “A” Division Championship.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The high school season in New York City gets underway Monday, Sept. 9, as teams throughout the five boroughs will compete to try and claim a city championship. Last season, Beacon defeated Bronx Science to win the “A” Division Championship, while Queens Inquiry won the Bowl Championship, for the...Read more
Brian Coleman
Five years after reaching the US Open quarterfinals as a 17-year-old, Switzerland's Belinda Bencic has made her way back into the final eight. The 13th seed from Switzerland knocked off the tournament's top-seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday afternoon,...Read more
Brian Coleman
Playing in front of a crowd of fans in New York City can have a tremendous effect on an athlete—both good and bad. Russia's Daniil Medvedev, the reigning Cincinnati champion and fifth-seed at the US Open , has embraced the intensity of those fans this fortnight, even if the crowd hasn't embraced...Read more
Naomi Osaka advanced to the final 16 at the US Open on Saturday night.
Brian Coleman
When it was all over, there was hardly a dry eye in the house that is Arthur Ashe Stadium. On Saturday night, Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff squared off against one another in a primetime match that would determine a spot in the US Open fourth round. But it felt bigger than just that. Osaka, the world...Read more
Marin Cilic, US Open winner in 2014, advanced on Saturday with a win over American John Isner.
Brian Coleman
Former champion Marin Cilic advanced to the Round of 16 at the US Open on Saturday, defeating American John Isner 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 on Grandstand to set up a matchup against Rafael Nadal on Monday. Cilic, who triumphed in Flushing Meadows in 2014, used a late surge in the third-set tiebreaker...Read more
Kristie Ahn defeated Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday to claim one of the final 16 spots at the 2019 US Open.
Brian Coleman
Americans Kristie Ahn and Taylor Townsend continued their incredible runs at the 2019 US Open on Saturday afternoon, as each won their respective third-round matches to book their tickets to the final 16 in Flushing Meadows. Two days after shocking fourth-seed and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep in...Read more
A great time was had by all at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at the 25th Annual Liberty Open
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Metropolitan Tennis Group (MTG) has long been one of the stalwarts in the LGBTQ New York sports community as the group’s members have given their time and have dedicated resources to raising money for various charities in the community every year. This year, MTG was honored to have a float and...Read more
Photo credit: USTA/Mike Lawrence
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Being 15-years-old can be the awkward phase in life for many people as you begin the transition from being a kid to being a young adult. But don’t tell that to Coco Gauff. Under the brightest of spotlights and on the grandest of stages, the poised American youngster continues to impress as she...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The dominance of Serena Williams was on display yet again on Friday afternoon. Less than 48 hours after having to go the distance to defeat American teenager Caty McNally, Serena powered her way past Czech Republic's Karolina Muchova and into the Round of 16 with a 6-3, 6-2 inside Arthur Ashe...Read more
Brian Coleman
Taylor Townsend brought out an old-school style of tennis inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday. The American qualifier, who had never beaten a player inside the Top 10, served and volleyed her way to a 2-6, 6-3. 7-6(4) victory over Wimbledon champion and fourth-seeded Simona Halep to reach the US...Read more