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Sport Academy review 2004: Tennis
Around the Academy:

Roger Federer
Roger makes it three Grand Slams out of four in NYC
We asked you to review the year's sporting events.

Plucked from our list of tennis fans is Rohenna, 15, from Crawley.


How did your interest in tennis begin?

I only started getting interested in tennis this year during Wimbledon.

Who's your favourite player? Why?

My favourite players are Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova. I like Andy Roddick because I think that he brings a much needed personality onto the court. I also think that he shows a lot of respect to his fellow players.

Maria Sharapova is also one of my favourites because I think she has an impressive serve and an even better range of ground strokes.

Maria Sharapova
Maria had a stunning Wimbledon

What is the best thing you saw this season?

The best thing I saw this season was Roger Federer winning three Grand Slams in one year.

What did you think of Maria Sharapova's performance at Wimbledon?

I thought her performance was very brave and full of daring. She was made to work for her title.

She had a tough semi-final match against Lindsay Davenport as well as an even tougher final against Serena Williams.

How good is Roger Federer?

He's very good and it seems he has taken the game to a level which the others cannot keep up with.

Did anything disappoint you about tennis this season? Why?

Kim Clijsters
Kim could only watch from the stands

The biggest disappointment was in the women's game. The Williams sisters did not really shine through as much as previous years. The injury to Kim Clijsters was also unfortunate.

Is time running out for Tim Henman to win Wimbledon?

I think that Henman may just come through in 2005. He is playing better than ever by reaching the semis in both the French and US Opens. But he's not getting younger so whatever he is going to produce, he needs to produce now.

Is there anything else you wish to get off your chest about tennis?

The lack of coverage on TV.

Top review Roheena. Thanks.



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Grand Slam winners
Australian Open: Roger Federer; Justine Henin-Hardenne
French Open: Gaston Gaudio; Anastasia Myskina
Wimbledon: Roger Federer; Maria Sharapova
US Open: Roger Federer; Svetlana Kuznetsova

Academy tennis reviewer
Name: Roheena
Age: 15
From: Crawley
Fave players: Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova

Our tennis reviewer Roheena



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:: Australian Open 2004
:: French Open 2004
:: Wimbledon 2004
:: US Open 2004
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