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  • n. A powerful underarm volley shot.


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  • She opened with a dart to the net of her own and an angle forehand volley, a fabulous high backhand drive-volley put her 4-0 up, and Schiavone then netted a volley and sent one long to trail 6-0.

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  • Murray promptly undid all his hard work, however, Melzer hitting straight back when the fifth seed allowed himself to be pushed backwards and the Austrian clinched the game with a drive-volley.

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  • The tension was palpable and Clijsters produced back-to-back double-faults of her own and a woeful drive-volley to gift Williams the break back, only to break again in the next game courtesy of a sublime backhand lob which landed just inside the baseline.


  • But the 26-year-old keeps his neck in front with a drive-volley winner.

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  • I'd love to be able to drive-volley my way to game point and then see it out with a deft volley at the net after a serve kicked out wide.

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  • It would have been a love opening set had Del Potro not forced a netted service return from Murray and then taken the bull by the horns - they do a lot of that in Argentina - with a forehand drive-volley into the open court.

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  • Hits the return out, then Fed comes up with a swinging serve out wide before a brave, drive-volley.

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  • It's the start that all Murray fans dreaded as Davydenko punished him with relentless hitting from the baseline, earning two break points at 15-40, but a Murray serve saves the first and the Russian blazes a forehand drive-volley wide on the second.

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  • A beautiful wrong-footing forehand gets Federer to 15-15 but Simon cracks away a drive-volley and a big serve on his way to another comfortable hold.

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  • A drive-volley and a big serve give Federer the game.

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