New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Fourth-seed Elina Svitolina ousted her teenage compatriot on Friday, beating 15-year old Marta Kostyuk 6-2, 6-2 to book her spot in the final 16 in Melbourne. “It’s very special for me to be in the fourth round for the first time,” said Svitolina. “I love the Australian Open but I’ve never been...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios fed off of the energy of his home crowd inside Rod Laver Arena on Friday, knocking off former finalist and 15 th seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5) to book his spot in the fourth-round. In all, Tsonga actually won more total points throughout...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The inaugural New York Open has the Long Island tennis community excited for the return of professional tennis, and only adding to that appeal was the announcement of Mike and Bob Bryan as headliners in the Men’s Doubles draw. “We love firsts, and the idea of bringing the tour to New York in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Croatian-born American Bernanda Pera stunned ninth-seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain on Day 4 of the Australian Open on Thursday, ousting her 6-4, 7-5 to nail down the biggest win of her career. “It feels amazing,” said Pera. “I was ready to leave on Monday and then they told me I’m in, so I was...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2018 Australian Open has not been kind to the American men and women, but 97 th ranked Tennys Sandgren did not let that deter him on Thursday as he notched the biggest win of his career with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 upset over ninth-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka. “This would definitely be all the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Professional tennis is returning to Long Island in a big way, and commencing the action will be the Opening Night Premiere on Sunday, February 11. New York’s own John McEnroe, Honorary Ambassador for the New York Open, will help usher in the tournament with the Opening Night Premiere, where he will...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
A dark horse candidate in Melbourne, Grigor Dimitrov got past a major test in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday, edging former NCAA Singles champion Mackenzie McDonald 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6. A semifinalist here last year, Dimitrov used his experience to power through in the match’s...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Second-seed Dane Caroline Wozniacki survived a scare from the 119 th ranked player in the world in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, managing to climb out of a deep hole to push through and advance. “I’m very proud of the way I came back,” said Wozniacki. “It was definitely very...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
It was a routine start to the 2018 Australian Open for former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who both won their respective first-round matches in straight sets on Tuesday. Federer, the defending champion, took out Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in just under 100 minutes to book his spot in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one and top-seed Simona Halep advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, moving past teenager Destanee Aiava 7-6(5), 6-1. “The matches I played this year, I feel pretty confident. I feel that I never give up now. I improved in this way,” said Halep. “I feel pretty...Read more