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IMG Academy alumna Maria Sharapova recalls her younger days at IMG Academy

IMG Academy alumna Maria Sharapova was recently the subject of a two-part feature on CNBC. In the special, Sharapova recalls her younger days as a student-athlete at IMG Academy, with insight from International Tennis Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri, who trained Sharapova in her youth. 

The two-part feature can be seen below: 

IMG Academy alumna Juweria Hussain named ECAC Rookie of the Week

IMG Academy alumna Juweria Hussain was recently named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, announced by the conference on Mar. 18. Hussain was a student-athlete at IMG Academy for six years, and was a member of the class of 2014 and is currently a freshman at Long Island University - Brooklyn. During her time as a student-athlete, Hussain competed in the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, won both the U16 and U18 USTA Tournament in Florida and was the recipient of the Tommy Haas Four-Year Award as a senior.

IMG Academy's cutting-edge resources on full display on Gillette World Sport

IMG Academy's cutting edge resources were on full display on the Gillette World Sport show. The program documented the growing prevalence of sport science in athletic development, showcasing the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Motus Global, both located on campus, in addition to IMG Academy's own 'Mind Gym.' 

Check out the feature here:  

IMG Academy's Ingrid Neel featured on Trans World Sport

IMG Academy's own Ingrid Neel, who recently won the doubles title at the Gainesville Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event, was featured on Trans World Sport. Trans World Sport is a program that is aired in more than 50 nations around thw world. Originally filmed in Nov. 2014, Neel has since risen more than 200 spots in the ITF junior rankings, and is currently ranked #46. 

IMG Academy's Ingrid Neel and Fanni Stollar take doubles title at Gainesville Tennis Classic

IMG Academy's Ingrid Neel and Fanni Stollar proved to be an unbeatable team over the weekend at the Gainesville Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event. At the $10k futures tournament, Neel and Stollar cruised through the competition on the way to the championship. In the final, Neel and Stollar overcame the team of Sophia Kenin and Marie Norris, 6-3, 6-3. 

IMG Academy's Kei Nishikori soars to ATP world number four

IMG Academy's Kei Nishikori has been on one of the most historic runs in ATP Tour history, and this week earned a higher spot in the rankings, checking in at #4 in the latest ATP Tour rankings. Nishikori is already the highest-ranked Japanese born player in history, and earned the new career-high ranking after reacing the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel after closing out the three-peat at the Memphis Indoors earlier in the month

IMG Academy alumnus Fabrice Martin makes long-awaited appearance in main draw of ATP Tour event

IMG Academy alumnus Fabrice Martin is finally set to make his first appearance in the main draw of an ATP Tour event after 12 years of competition in ITF and Futures events. In the final round of qualifying at the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships, Martin stunned ATP #85 ranked Borna Coric to achieve the feat. 

Nishikori the best bet when it comes to deciding sets

IMG Academy's Kei Nishikori recently won the Memphis Open title for a third straight year, the first player in ATP Tour history to achieve the feat. This week, the Japan Times featured Nishikori for his mastery of deciding sets, and the #5 ranked phenom from Shimane, Japan recounted how his IMG Academy experience emboldened  his fighting spirit. 

Japan Times' Jack Gallagher has the story...

IMG Academy's Kei Nishikori makes it a three-peat in Memphis

IMG Academy's Kei Nishikori continues making history after winning the Memphis Open for a third consecutive year; the first player in history to achieve the feat. Nishikori, currently #5 in the latest ATP Tour rankings, is the highest ranked male Japanese player in history. Notably, Nishikori became the first-ever male Asian player to reach a Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open and to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals. 

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