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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q: When does the French Open normally happen?

    A: The French Open normally begins on a Sunday in late May and continues for 15 days, ending in early June. The tournament stretches over the Memorial Day holiday. The French Open ends with the men's singles final, scheduled for the final Sunday of play.
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  • What language does Roger Federer speak?

    Q: What language does Roger Federer speak?

    A: Tennis champion Roger Federer speaks the following languages fluently: English, French, German and Swiss-German. He also speaks Italian, Spanish and Swedish on a beginner to intermediate level.
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  • Q: How are male tennis players ranked by the ATP?

    A: The Association of Tennis Professionals publishes weekly rankings of men's singles players and doubles pairs based on a point system that awards points for players' performance in tournaments contested during the previous 52 weeks. Each player receives points for his performance in four Grand Slam events, eight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and his six best other ATP-sponsored tournaments during the previous 52 weeks. The ATP ranks over 1,500 singles players and doubles pairs each week.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 facts about the BNP Paribas Open?

    A: Dating back to 1976, the BNP Paribas Open was originally held in Tucson, Arizona and Palm Springs, California before being relocated to its current home at Indian Wells, California in 1981. Over 10 million in prize money was allocated to the competitors in 2015.
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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: Where can you find the draw results from Indian Wells?

    A: The website for the BNP Paribas Open has the draw and results for its tennis tournaments. The tournament in Indian Wells, California, has competition in men's singles and doubles as well as women's singles and doubles.
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  • Where can you find WTA live tennis scores?

    Q: Where can you find WTA live tennis scores?

    A: WTA live tennis scores are available at FlashScore.com and Scoreboard.com, as of 2015. Both sites offer live WTA scores in a variety of categories including WTA singles, WTA doubles and WTA tournaments.
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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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  • 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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  • Where can you find the official men's tennis rankings?

    Q: Where can you find the official men's tennis rankings?

    A: Official men's tennis rankings are available on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour's website under the Rankings section, which can be selected from the top navigation bar on the main page. The ATP World Tour is the governing body of the men's (and women's) professional tennis circuit.
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