| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a showdown between the defending champion and a former champion, Maria Sharapova outlasted Caroline Wozniacki in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, taking out the third-seeded Dane 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. “I was anticipating the match and I wanted that match to happen,” said Sharapova. “...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams made quick work of Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open second-round on Thursday as the 16 th seed needed one hour and 10 minutes to down the Canadian 6-2, 6-2 and advance. “It wasn’t an easy match tonight,” said Serena. “Genie has been to the finals of Wimbledon and the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a tricky second-round match at the Australian Open on Thursday, downing the Frenchman 6-3, 7-6, 6-4 to advance. “It’s always tough playing Jo,” said Djokovic. “He’s struggled with injuries in the last 12 months. His ranking doesn’t do him justice at the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American teenager Amanda Anisimova cruised into the third-round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, ousting 23 rd seed Lesia Tsurenko 6-0, 6-2. “When I got on court, I was focused,” said Anisimova. “I was really relaxed and my game was really on today. I felt like a lot of competitiveness came out...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending champion Roger Federer had to overcome a ready Dan Evans on Wednesday at the Australian Open, but still managed to move through in straight-sets 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3 to secure his spot in the third-round. “I think I couldn’t pull away early in the match,” said Federer. “Always helps if you...Read more
Borna Gojo, left, defeated Quinnton Vega, right, in the New York Open Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall's Island.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Borna Gojo secured one of the four spots in the New York Open Wild Card Playoff this past weekend as he defeated Brooklyn’s Quinnton Vega 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall’s Island. Gojo, a White Plains native who plays for Wake Forest, was the draw’s top seed and...Read more
Frances Tiafoe powered his way to a straight-sets win in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first major of the 2019 season kicked off on Sunday night on the east coast of the United States as the Australian Open got underway from Melbourne, Australia. It was a good start to the tournament for many young Americans both on the men’s and women’s side. Highlighting the action was the tall...Read more
Sloane Stephens notched her first win at the Australian Open since 2014 by beating fellow American Taylor Townsend on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Sloane Stephens won her first match in Melbourne since 2014 as she defeated fellow American Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-2 in the Australian Open first round on Monday. “I thought I played well, solid. It’s not ever easy playing someone from your own country, so I was happy to be through,” said...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a shocking and emotional press conference on Friday, Andy Murray announced that he plans to retire after Wimbledon this year at the latest. “I spoke to my team and I told them I can’t keep doing this and that I need to have an end point, because I was just playing with no idea when the pain was...Read more
Mardy Fish, who has played for the New York Empire in World TeamTennis play the last two seasons, was named the new captain of the United States Davis Cup team.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On a media conference call on Wednesday, USTA leadership officially announced Mardy Fish as the new United States Davis Cup captain. “To be the next Davis Cup captain, I’m incredibly humbled,” said Fish. “I can’t even express how excited I am, how excited I am that the players have the supported...Read more