Category: Tennis

Pro Tennis Returns to the Bronx, but for How Long?

When 13-year-old Naisha Rathi learned she could try out to be a ball girl at the new professional women’s tennis tournament at the Cary Leeds Center in Crotona Park, she knew she couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Rathi, a Queens native who will be a freshman this fall at the Beacon School in Manhattan and…

Ashleigh Barty Denied in Bid to Return to No. 1

MASON, Ohio — Ashleigh Barty’s chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. But at the end of an up-and-down week, she did not have another one left in her. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday, adding to the…