Professional Tennis

Brian Coleman
As I sit down to write a story about Serena Williams with the 2018 U.S. Open on the horizon, it’s difficult to come up with enough words and adjectives to describe the storied career of the 23-time Grand Slam champion. Serena returned to the WTA Tour earlier this year at Indian Wells and faced a...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
At the 2018 U.S. Open, the brand new Louis Armstrong Stadium will be unveiled, a revamped 14,000-seat court with a built-in retractable roof. The new Stadium will feature nearly 40 percent more seating than the previous capacity of 10,200. A total of 7,400 seats in the upper bowl will be general...Read more
Top-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the semifinals in Paris on Wednesday, coming back to defeat the number 12 seed, Angelique Kerber
Eric C. Peck
Top-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the semifinals in Paris on Wednesday, coming back to defeat the number 12 seed, Angelique Kerber, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 14 minutes. Halep jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in just 13 minutes, but Kerber stormed back and took the first set 6-7(2). “After...Read more
Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of New York Tennis Magazine. Three years ago, Catherine Cartan "CiCi" Bellis captured the hearts of New Yorkers and tennis fans everywhere when the 1,208 th -ranked teenager, playing in only her 13th professional match, defeated 12 th -...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Amazon Prime Video will be the official streaming partner of the ATP World Tour, the ATP and ATP Media announced on Thursday. In the announcement ATP Media said : “Starting in 2017, Amazon will have worldwide OTT rights (excluding China), and the full exclusive rights in the U.S., to distribute the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending champion and third-seed Caroline Wozniacki rallied back from a third-set deficit to beat American Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan. Wozniacki trailed 0-3 in the final set, but rallied to win 30 of the last 37 points and...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The ATP announced that it will try full electronic line-calling during the Next Gen Finals in November, using strictly technology and no linespeople on the court. “This could be a landmark moment for officiating,” said Gayle Bradshaw, ATP Vice President of Rules and Competition. “Our athletes...Read more
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Juan Martin del Potro, who just reached the U.S. Open semifinals, announced he will play in next year's Delray Beach Open. 2011 Delray Beach champion Juan Martin del Potro, 2016 World No. 3 Milos Raonic, and defending champion Jack Sock will all return to the Delray Beach Open for the 26 th annual...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The number 15-seed Madison Keys is headed to the U.S. Open Women’s Singles Finals, defeating fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour. Her opponent Saturday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium will be Sloane Stephens, who outlasted the number nine-seeded Venus...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The duo of Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands & Horia Tecau of Romania, seeded 12th, captured the 2017 U.S. Open Doubles Championship, a 6-4, 6-3 win over the 11th-seeded Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez & Marc Lopez Friday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium in just under 90 minutes. The win...Read more