| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Teenager Whitney Osuigwe clinched her spot in the 2019 Australian Open main draw, winning the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Australian Open Wild Card Challenge, the USTA announced on Monday. The challenge lasted for four weeks and included a number of different USTA Pro Circuit...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Germany’s Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his career on Sunday, becoming the youngest player ever to win the Nitto ATP Finals as he defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in Sunday’s championship. “This is the biggest title of my career so far,” said Zverev. “This trophy means a lot...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska is retiring from professional tennis, the 29-year-old from Poland announced on Wednesday. “Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career,” Radwanska said in a statement she posted to social media. “This was not an easy...Read more
  | By Press Release
USTA Eastern, in partnership with the New York Open, will host the first-ever New York Open College Wild Card Invitational on November 16-18 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The best college tennis players from across the region will go head-to-head...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The American duo of Mike Bryan & Jack Sock have been named the ATPWorldTour.com Fans Favorites, presented by Moët & Chandon in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards. Bryan previously won this award with his twin brother Bob Bryan from 2005-2017. “It feels great to win the Fans’ Favorite,” said...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Following Saturday’s epic semifinal between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, it was Russia’s Karen Khachanov who stole the show on Sunday, as he secured the biggest title of his young career with a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Djokovic in the finals of the Rolex Paris Masters. “It means the world to me...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story appears in the November/December 2018 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to view and the digital edition. Standing at the makeshift podium inside Arthur Ashe Stadium as the 2018 U.S. Open trophy ceremony was set to begin, Naomi Osaka pulled her black Adidas visor over her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recent Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic will return to the No. 1 spot in the ATP World Tour Rankings next week, after current No. 1 Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Rolex Paris Masters on Wednesday. The Serb returns to the top of the rankings for the first time in almost two years, and...Read more
Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, fighting back to defeat American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, fighting back to defeat American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. “For me it was a very tough match, but in the end, I found way here and there, one, two points that made the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The WTA Finals got underway this weekend with the top eight players in the world competing in Singapore, and Sloane Stephens and Naomi Osaka produced a thrilling match on Monday. In a battle between the last two U.S. Open champions, it was Stephens who came out victorious in the opening round-robin...Read more