New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After dropping the first set of her opening round match, Serena Williams wasted no time in booking her third round spot at the French Open on Thursday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion rolled past Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2, hitting 36 winners and never facing a break point in the one hour and...Read more
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Naomi Osaka, winner of the last two Grand Slams, fought back from the brink of defeat in the French Open first round on Tuesday. The top-ranked woman in the world defeated Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 0-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 to avoid the opening round upset. “I think this is the most nervous I have ever been...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
This story first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of New York Tennis Magazine Can Nadal win 12th French Open crown? If Rafael Nadal is in the French Open draw, he generally becomes the undisputed favorite to be the final one standing when all is said and done. That has been the case for nearly...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced it has reached an agreement with both the ATP and WTA Tours to provide a structure that allows for smooth mobility for professional players. The agreement includes the awarding of ATP and WTA ranking points at $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour...Read more
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Rafael Nadal got the better of Novak Djokovic in a star-studded Italian Open final on Sunday, capturing the Rome title with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 victory. Nadal was competing in his 50 th Masters 1000 final while also looking to hoist his first trophy of the season. “What means most to me is this trophy...Read more
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Both Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Italian Open in Rome on Friday with a leg and hand injury, respectively. “I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete today,” said Federer. “I am not 100 percent physically, and after consultation with my team, it was determined that I...Read more
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Nick Kyrgios was defaulted from his second-round match against Norwegian Caspar Rudd after an outburst on court during the match’s third set at the Italian Rome in Rome on Thursday . At two-sets-all and 1-1 in the deciding third set, Kyrgios was upset at movement in the crowd during his service...Read more
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New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the 2019 French Open, set to begin May 26th, citing lingering effects of a shoulder injury which is still not fully healed. Hampered by the bum shoulder since late last summer after being knocked out of the Round of 16 by Carla Suárez Navarro at the U.S. Open, the...Read more
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It was a thrilling fortnight of tennis in central Spain as some of the best tennis players in the world competed in the Mutua Madrid Open, and in the end, Novak Djokovic and Kiki Bertens won the men’s singles and women’s singles titles , respectively. Djokovic outplayed young Greek star Stefanos...Read more
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The decorated career of Spaniard David Ferrer came to a close this week as he competed in his final tournament at the Mutua Madrid Open. Ferrer had announced earlier this year that Madrid would be the last tournament of his career, and it ended at the hands of third-seeded German Alexander Zverev,...Read more