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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What are tennis balls made of?

    Q: What are tennis balls made of?

    A: Tennis balls are made out of a hollow rubber core covered by a wool or nylon shell. In addition, the air inside the rubber core is pressurized so that the ball bounces evenly.
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  • Is Monica Seles married?

    Q: Is Monica Seles married?

    A: As of June 2014, Monica Seles is not married. Seles, who is 40 years old as of 2014, is engaged to Tom Glisano, who is a 72-year-old billionaire.
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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 are some good tennis rackets?

    Q: What are some good tennis rackets?

    A: According to the Thoroughly Reviewed website, top tennis racquets as of 2015 include the Heat Liquidmetal 8, Head Ti-S6 and Wilson Tour Slam models. The Tennis Warehouse website lists more top racquets, including the Asics 125, Babolat AeroPro Drive and Prince Textreme Tour 95 models.
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  • Q: How do you find used tennis ball machines?

    A: Look for used tennis ball machines on eBay and Amazon.com as of 2015. These sites also offer accessories for tennis ball machines, such as wireless remote controls or storage covers.
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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: Who are some well-known female tennis players?

    A: Famous female tennis players as of 2015 include Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. Other female tennis players that have achieved fame in the past are Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
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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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  • 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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  • What is a foot fault in tennis?

    Q: What is a foot fault in tennis?

    A: According to the International Tennis Federation, a foot fault is an infraction that occurs during a player's serve. In an official match, foot faults will result in the player losing the point in which the fault occurred.
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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 were the rankings for male tennis players determined by the ATP prior to 2008?

    A: Prior to 2008, the ATP used two different systems to rank men's tennis players. Between 1994 and 1999, players were ranked on the basis of their best 14 results in the calendar year. Between 2000 and 2008, players were ranked on the four Grand Slams plus 14 other competitions.
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