David Drucker
When looking at the draw for the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., I looked for the possible showdowns that had potential to have a high level of shot-making and intensity. For example, a possible second round clash between James Blake and the 2010 champion David Nalbandian of Argentina...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After falling to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in three sets in the finals of the Farmers Classic on Sunday, American Mardy Fish decided to withdraw from the Legg Mason Classic this week in Washington, D.C. citing a bruised right heel that flared up during his match with Gulbis. Fish becomes the second...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the field for the 2011 U.S. Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its sixth year, will be held Sept. 8-11, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The competition will feature 20 of the top wheelchair tennis athletes from around the globe...Read more
David Drucker
It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of Latvian Ernests Gulbis before. He isn’t a big name in tennis; he hasn’t won anything major in his career, his lone ATP title in his seven-year career came last year in Delray Beach, Florida. However, Ernests Gulbis did something you don’t usually see in...Read more
David Drucker
If you watched this week’s Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., you would have never guessed that Serena Williams had been out of the game for nearly one full year. Yesterday, Serena took care of business in decisive fashion against France’s Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-1 to earn her first title...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that Robert Kendrick has been found to have committed a doping violation under Article C.1 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Program (presence of a prohibited substance in player’s sample) and has been suspended from participation for one year...Read more
David Drucker
American Andy Roddick has announced his withdrawal from the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., set for July 30-Aug. 7 at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park, due to a partially-torn abdominal muscle on his right side. Roddick had mentioned the injury most likely occurred...Read more
David Drucker
In Thursday action at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., American Serena Williams was able to knock off Maria Kirilenko of Russia in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. With this victory, it now sets up the match of the tournament with Serena going toe-to-toe now with Russian Maria Sharapova...Read more
David Drucker
Yesterday evening under the lights of the L.A. Tennis Center, fans were treated to the most anticipated matchup of the draw, a second round clash between number two seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and James Blake of the United States at the Farmers Classic. For Blake, this is the second...Read more
David Drucker
Maria Sharapova continues to roll this summer with her consistent play, which was on display yesterday when she defeated Daniela Hantuchova in three sets 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 at the Bank of the West Classic at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University. Coming off her Wimbledon...Read more