Articles

July 21, 2017

Before Margaret Court’s comments on same-sex marriage became the hot topic of discussion amongst tennis players and the subject of many reporter questions at press conferences, the debate over Maria Sharapova’s return to the pro tour ruled the conversation.

July 21, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi held a 19-14 lead over the Orange County (CA) Breakers heading into the men’s singles and final set but a furious comeback by the Breakers forced tonight’s match into extended play before the Empire squeaked out a 23-21 win.

July 20, 2017

Right around her fifth birthday, Vitalina Golod’s father began playing tennis and brought his daughter along with him. “He wanted to play for fun and decided that I should try it as well,” recalls Golod. “I can’t say that I had a natural talent for tennis. My progress has taken a lot of work, patience and a lot of time.”

July 20, 2017

The New York Empire (2-2) presented by Citi suffered its second straight defeat on Wednesday night, as the Philadelphia Freedoms (1-2) pulled away late to beat the Empire 25-13 on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

July 19, 2017

The U.S. Open announced on Tuesday that the total prize money for the 2017 tournament will be $50.4 million, which makes it the largest purse in tennis history, up about $4 million, or nine percent, from last year’s winnings.

July 19, 2017

Mardy Fish of the New York Empire (2-1) pushed the Washington Kastles’ (1-1) Frances Tiafoe as close to the edge as he could, but Tiafoe’s youth proved to be too much as the Kastles outlasted the Empire through extended play and a supertiebreaker, 24-23.

July 18, 2017

Masaharu Morimoto –the Iron Chef, James Beard Award winner, and Citigold Lounge Host – will lead the roster of world class culinary masterminds for Citi Taste of Tennis’ 18th year. 

July 18, 2017

Kirsten Flipkens and Mardy Fish rallied the New York Empire presented by Citi to a 21-20 win against the Philadelphia Freedoms to improve to 2-0 in the 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO season.

July 17, 2017

Trying to figure out a way to maintain your tennis training momentum throughout the offseason? Indoor tennis is a lot more viable than you might think. 

July 17, 2017

Roger Federer begins the week at number three in the ATP Men’s Singles Rankings, rising two spots from number five after his Sunday afternoon victory over Marin Cilic at Wimbledon, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. With the win, Federer captured his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title, his fifth ATP title of 2017 and his 19th Grand Slam title.

July 17, 2017

Dominika Cibulkova will join defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and a number of WTA stars in the player field at the 2017 Connecticut Open, presented by United Technologies, set for Aug. 18-26 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

July 17, 2017

Facing a 16-15 deficit entering the final set on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the New York Empire’s John Isner stood on the baseline knowing he needed to win the men’s singles set by two or more games to claim a team victory over the Philadelphia Freedoms.

July 14, 2017

The New York Empire return this summer, bringing World TeamTennis action back to the New York area for a second consecutive year. Leading the charge for the NY Empire will be American Mardy Fish, who will be competing in Mylan World TeamTennis for the seventh time.

July 14, 2017

Roger Federer moved into the 11thWimbledon final of his career on Friday, dismissing Tomas Berdych 7-6(4), 7-6(4), 6-4 to set up a final clash with Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

July 13, 2017

I have players from all over the world coming to me to learn the secrets of movement and footwork in the Spanish system. On the pro tour, Spanish players are known for being the best movers … think Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and many others.

July 13, 2017

My understanding of what a progression is, is to use a systematic scheme to accomplish goals. Using progressions as a tool to teach any subject matter is not a new concept.

July 13, 2017

The United States Tennis Association today announced that global superstar Shania Twain will headline the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2017 US Open on Monday evening, August 28, in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  

July 13, 2017

The women’s singles final at Wimbledon was established on Thursday morning as American Venus Williams and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza won their respective semifinal matches in straight sets.

July 13, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi, New York City’s only professional tennis team, is proud to announce City Parks Foundation as the team’s selected charity for the Mylan World TeamTennis Aces Program

July 13, 2017

There is no shortage of high-quality tennis coaches on Long Island, and the area has helped grow some of the best players in the country. But few of those coaches carry the type of background and experience brought to the table by Andrea Retolaza. 

July 12, 2017

Roger Federer dismissed last year’s finalist Milos Raonic in dominant fashion on Wednesday, reaching the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time in his career with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(4) over the sixth-seeded Canadian.

July 12, 2017

Sam Querrey became the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 2009, shocking world number one and defending champion Andy Murray 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-1 at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

July 11, 2017

Great Britain’s Johanna Konta knocked off world number two Simona Halep 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 on Tuesday, becoming the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade in 1978.

July 11, 2017

Today, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced a star-studded lineup for the 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation.