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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q: Who were the winners of the 2014 Australian Open?

    A: Stanislas Wawrinka and Li Na were the winners of the 2014 Australian Open. Wawrinka upset Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal match and then defeated Rafael Nadal in the men's final. At age 31, Li Na defeated Dominika Cibulkova, becoming the oldest women's champion during the Open Era, as of 2015.
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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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  • What were the 2014 men's tennis rankings?

    Q: What were the 2014 men's tennis rankings?

    A: At the end of 2014, the top 10 players in the Association of Tennis Professional men's rankings list were, in order, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, Switzerland's Roger Federer, Spain's Rafael Nadal, Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, Japan's Kei Nishikori, Great Britain's Andy Murray, Czechoslovakia's Tomas Berdych, Canada's Milos Raonic, Croatia's Marin Cilic and Spain's David Ferrer. The highest ranking men's player from the United States at the end of 2014 was John Isner, who was ranked 19th. Other American men in the top 100 rankings were Sam Querrey at number 35, Steve Johnson at number 37, Jack Sock at number 42 and Donald Young at number 57.
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  • Q: What was the schedule for the 2014 WTA Indian Wells?

    A: Day one of the WTA Indian Wells schedule saw the beginning of the men's singles. Day two saw a match between Radwanska and Watson, with Radwanska taking the match in the women's singles.
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  • Q: What is the function of ATP?

    A: An adenosine triphosphate molecule stores energy that is released and used by energy-consuming reactions, such as muscle contraction, transmission of nerve impulses and formation of other molecules. ATP is found in cells and is made from the breakdown of food. It is composed of oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorus and carbon atoms. The energy in an ATP molecule is locked within phosphate bonds, which hold its phosphate groups together.
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  • What type of surface is the French Open played on?

    Q: What type of surface is the French Open played on?

    A: The French Open is played on clay courts. The courts are made up of four layers, including a 10-inch layer of stone, a 6-inch layer of metal waste material, a 4-inch layer of limestone and less than an inch of broken brick on top.
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  • Q: What type of tennis matches does ESPN2 cover?

    A: ESPN 2 channel is ESPN's home to all tennis coverage, including all four of the Grand Slam tournaments: The French Open, The Australian Open, The US Open and Wimbledon. ESPN also features ATP World Tour Finals and U.S.-based tournaments, including the ATP Masters 1000 event coverage.
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  • Q: What are some cheap tennis ball machines?

    A: Low- to mid-priced tennis ball machine models include Lobster and Wilson, with prices ranging from a few hundred to over $1,000, as of 2015. Standard tennis ball machines can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000, depending on the machine's specifications and features.
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  • Q: How many rounds do women play in the French Open?

    A: Women play four rounds in the French Open to qualify in the quarter-final, the semifinal and then the final. For women's doubles, there are only three rounds before the quarterfinals.
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  • Q: What skills are needed to play tennis?

    A: Both physical and mental skills are needed to play tennis. The physical skills include athleticism, speed, balance and hand-eye coordination. The mental skills include decision making, motivation, concentration and competitiveness.
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  • Q: Where can you see each player's draw at the Indian Wells tennis tournament?

    A: The draws for the 2015 singles and doubles tournaments for both genders are available on the home page of BNPParibasOpen.com by clicking on the Players tab and selecting the Draws subtab. This directs site visitors to a list of links to the draws at the 2015 tournament at Indian Wells.
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  • Q: When did Boris Becker first win Wimbledon?

    A: Boris Becker won his first Wimbledon tournament in 1985, at the age of 17. His Wimbledon victory earned Becker the title of the youngest men's champion in the history of tennis.
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  • Q: What did the national assembly vow when they made the Tennis Court Oath?

    A: On an indoor tennis court in France on June 20, 1789, members of the Estates-General took a vow not to disband until a new constitution was put into place for France. The group, known as the Third Estate, the lower echelon of the Estates-General national assembly, took this vow because of the problems related to the reign of France's King Louis XVI.
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