Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kvitova emerges Champ from the Dubai wreckage

TweetPetra Kvitova emerged from the wreckage of the 2013 Dubai Premier tournament silverware in hand. She did so without having to face either of the world’s two best hard court players, world number one Serena Williams and recently crowned Australian champion Vika Azarenka.  Though Kvitova’s draw was tough, beating Ivanovic, Radwanska, Wozniaki and Errani, it […]

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Reversal of Fortunes for Vika and Serena in Doha

TweetFor a while we had gotten used to the status quo: Vika at number one, Serena beating her in the latter rounds of tournaments. Last week though we had to adjust to a reversal of fortunes; it was Serena who was the top ranked player and Vika who had the W over Serena on her […]

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Lessons from Melbourne

TweetWith the dust well and truly settled on Novak and Vika’s trophies, the tennis review looks back on the five lessons learned from the Australian Open 2013. 1. Everyone loves a one-handed backhand. No doubt the best reaction of the fortnight was to Stanislas Wawrinka’s so-near-but-yet-so-far performance against Novak Djokovic in the last sixteen. Taking […]

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Federer beats Tomic and the hype

TweetFor the briefest of moments, it seemed like like the outrageous promise might be kept. Breaking Federer’s serve at 1-1 in the tiebreak with another pace laden forehand to draw an error, the young Australian pumped his fist and took in the roar of the crowd. Consolidating the mini-break with a forehand winner at the […]

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Novak rips out Wawrinka’s heart in five set classic

TweetWhen hitting partners Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka took to the Rod Laver Arena for the night match on the middle Sunday of the Australian Open there was quite a void to fill. Nothing had really happened that day. Every match had been won in straight sets. There had been no drama, nothing to write […]

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Kuznetsova kills off Caro in Melbourne

TweetSvetlana Kuznetsova, coming off a six month injury-induced break, faced Caroline Wozniacki, now ranked ten and defending quarterfinal points in Melbourne, in the last sixteen of the Australian Open. The Russian was playing to climb back up the rankings from the seventies where she currently dwells while the Dane was playing to halt her slide […]

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Li Na rolls over Radwanska in straights

TweetLi Na beating Agniezszka Radwanka (henceforth known as Aggie) on a hard court should not be considered an upset but a formality. But the numbers, 8 and 4, the respective seeds of the two, meant that should Li Na win, an upset it would be. But a quick glance at their playing styles is enough […]

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Ferrer fights off Amalgro in five

TweetServing for your first Major semi-final is hard enough. But serving out against David Ferrer, a man against whom you need to hit three winners to make one, makes it even harder. Nothing but self-belief and the execution of the game that had the beating of the man up to that point will do. And […]

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Sloane Stephens sends Serena on flight out of Melbourne

TweetChances to beat Serena the last six months have been few and far between. Only Angelique Kerber was able to convert meeting Serena on an off day in Cincinnati into a win. Annieszka Radwanska got under her skin in the second set at Wimbledon and took it to a third, but the chance came and […]

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Welcome to The Tennis Review!

TweetHello tennis lovers! Welcome to the tennis review. This blog is all about tennis and writing about tennis. We feature tennis match reviews and any other tennis writings that we think should be read. Please read, contribute and if you feel like it, write something yourself. Happy reading!

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