Author Archives: Christian Deverille

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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Top fives 2012

TweetThe tennis review takes a look at the top five winners and losers of tennis 2012. Let’s start with the winners: 1. The ATP and WTA tours. While the ATP has had a solid top 4 for a good few years now with the much desired revenue creating rivalries, the WTA finally, after nearly a […]

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Mandy mown down by Federer in SW19


TweetMandy, a winner of zero major titles, broke Federer, the winner of sixteen, in the opening game of the Wimbledon Final 2012. Mandy and the home crowd could not have asked for a better start. And though Federer broke back, Mandy did not choke as he has done in other major finals. Instead it seemed […]

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Serverena back to Major-winning ways at Wimbledon

Serena Williams Wimbledon 2012

TweetThe first set between Serena and Aggie in the 2012 Wimbledon final was what we had all feared. No, tennis fans did not fear Serena winning, not at all. (Neutral)Tennis fans are generally pleased to see Serena win. She is, without doubt, one of the Greatest women’s players ever and is generally much appreciated. No, […]

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Murray moves into final to face Federer


TweetThe men’s semis have been played and won and neutral tennis fans the world over will sigh in relief that another Nole-Rafa grind-fest slam final does not await them but instead they will be served up an intriguing contest between perhaps the Greatest player of all time and the best player never to have won […]

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