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A tennis court is 71 feet long and 36 feet wide. The inner lines used to mark the boundaries in a singles match are 27 feet wide.

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  • Which seven men have won all four Grand Slam singles titles?

    Q: Which seven men have won all four Grand Slam singles titles?

    A: Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won all four Grand Slam singles titles as of the end of 2014. The four Grand Slam tournaments are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
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  • Does Roger Federer have any brothers or sisters?

    Q: Does Roger Federer have any brothers or sisters?

    A: Roger Federer has one sister named Diana Federer but does not have any brothers. Roger Federer is a famous tennis player born in Basel, Switzerland on Aug. 8, 1981.
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  • How many Grand Slam tennis tournaments are there?

    Q: How many Grand Slam tennis tournaments are there?

    A: There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. These tournaments are the Australian Open in January at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, the French Open in May and June at the Stade de Roland Garros in Paris, the Wimbledon Championships in June and July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London and the U.S. Open in August and September at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
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  • How does a tennis ball bounce differently on different surfaces?

    Q: How does a tennis ball bounce differently on different surfaces?

    A: Different surfaces provide varying degrees of friction or sliding force, which may affect the bounce of a tennis ball. The amount of friction that the tennis ball experiences depends largely on the coefficient of friction of the surface that it hits.
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  • Who are some famous black tennis players?

    Q: Who are some famous black tennis players?

    A: Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, James Blake and Venus and Serena Williams are famous black tennis players. Ashe started playing in 1950 at age 7 and claimed his first junior national title in 1960. He was ranked number one worldwide and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. Ashe was the first African-American male to win U.S. Open and Wimbledon singles competitions in 1968 and 1975, respectively.
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  • What is the size of a tennis court?

    Q: What is the size of a tennis court?

    A: A tennis court is 71 feet long and 36 feet wide. The inner lines used to mark the boundaries in a singles match are 27 feet wide.
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  • How many siblings does Serena Williams have?

    Q: How many siblings does Serena Williams have?

    A: Serena Williams has nine siblings, including half-siblings. Her sister, Venus Williams, is her only full-blood sibling, since the two share the same mother and father.
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  • What is the diameter of a tennis ball?

    Q: What is the diameter of a tennis ball?

    A: The official diameter of a tennis ball according to the International Tennis Federation must be between 2.575 and 2.7 inches. Tennis balls are sold in cylinders containing three per package.
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  • Q: What is the ATP World Tour Draw Challenge?

    A: The ATP World Tour Draw Challenge is a fantasy tennis game run by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) which is available to people in all countries. Typically a yearly event, the Draw Challenge was suspended for the 2014 season.
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  • Q: What are some embarrassing moments in tennis?

    A: Embarrassing tennis moments include Alize Cornet serving to the wrong side of the court and Serena Williams badly misjudging a lob, both of which occurred at the 2015 French Open. Other embarrassing moments include a ball boy tripping behind Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer's incorrect tweet about Lleyton Hewitt.
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  • Q: How are tennis world rankings calculated?

    A: The Association of Tennis Professionals calculates tennis world rankings by totaling the points that each player earned in various competitions, including Grand Slams, ATP Challenger Tour and Futures tournaments. As of 2015, ATP takes into consideration the immediate past 52 weeks relative to the date publishing the world rankings.
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  • Q: Who determines tennis rankings?

    A: The Association of Tennis Professionals determines the official rankings for men's tennis, while the Women's Tennis Association determines the official rankings for women's tennis. The ATP and WTA are the official governing bodies of tennis.
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  • Q: What are some highly rated, affordable tennis ball machines?

    A: The Lobster Elite 3, SAM Model P4, Tennis Tower and Wilson Ball Machine are all highly rated, affordable tennis ball machines. The Lobster Elite 3 and Wilson Ball Machine are battery operated, while the Tennis Tower runs on 100 Watts AC. The SAM Model P4 runs on battery or AC.
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  • Q: What types of things can you buy at the Tennis Warehouse?

    A: The Tennis Warehouse specializes in a full line of men's and women's tennis shoes and apparel, racquets, strings, bags and a range of other accessories. As of 2015, the online retailer offers free two-day shipping on orders over $75 and free return shipping.
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  • What skills are needed for playing tennis?

    Q: What skills are needed for playing tennis?

    A: A tennis player needs mental, technical and physical skills to be good at the sport. Optimum Tennis explains that some of the different skills and techniques that players need are stroke production, athleticism, and mental and emotional toughness.
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  • What sorts of tennis equipment is available from Midwest Sports?

    Q: What sorts of tennis equipment is available from Midwest Sports?

    A: Midwest Sports sells tennis rackets, strings, shoes, bags and accessories such as grips, wristbands and tennis balls, as of 2015. The company also sells tennis court equipment such as stringing machines, ball machines, water coolers and nets.
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  • Q: What types of travel packages are available for the Australian Open?

    A: As of 2015, travel packages for the Australian Open range from all-inclusive (including meals, flights, sightseeing, hotel and tickets), to simple (including flight, hotel and tickets). An example of an all-inclusive package includes tickets, sightseeing, hotel accommodation, concierge service, flight tickets, pre-match party, transfers from the airport and meals.
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  • Q: What is the current ATP ranking for men's professional tennis?

    A: Novak Djokovic, a winner of three Grand Slam tournaments in 2015, remains the number one rated player in the ATP ranking of men's professional tennis. The Serbian is followed in the rankings by Andy Murray of Great Britain.
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  • How long is a average tennis game?

    Q: How long is a average tennis game?

    A: An average tennis match in the men's singles category at the U.S. Open in 2014 was two hours and 44 minutes. Less than 20 percent of that time was spent with the ball in play.
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  • Q: Where did badminton originate?

    A: Badminton originated nearly 2,000 years ago, appearing as a game in civilizations across parts of Europe and Asia. Following its inauguration, badminton underwent several changes. It first took the name of battledore and shuttlecock, emerging as a popular pastime in England and later in India.
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  • Why are tennis balls fuzzy?

    Q: Why are tennis balls fuzzy?

    A: The woolen "fuzz" on tennis balls creates wind resistance as the ball flies through the air, slowing the ball down considerably, explains Tennis SET. Without such fuzz, the ball moves too quickly and bounces too high for a proper tennis match.
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