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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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: How can you find information on the Miami Open?

    A: Information about the Miami Open tennis tournament is available on its website, MiamiOpen.com, as of 2015. The website includes information regarding lodging, links to stream matches, and schedules of events. The website also features a link to purchase tickets.
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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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  • What does ATP stand for in tennis?

    Q: What does ATP stand for in tennis?

    A: The acronym ATP stands for the Association of Tennis Professionals. The ATP organizes the worldwide men's tennis tour and protects the interests of male professional players.
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  • How do you treat tennis elbow?

    Q: How do you treat tennis elbow?

    A: According to WebMD, the first step to treating tennis elbow is to reduce the pain by using ice packs, 10 to 15 minutes at a time, and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. It is recommended to stop or change any activity that may cause irritation in the tendon. Rehabilitation exercises help with the pain and increase range of motion.
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  • Q: How do you find signature apparel for the U.S. Open?

    A: The United States Tennis Associates sells official U.S. Open tennis apparel through its online shop, USTAShop.com. In addition to apparel, USTAShop.com is also the source of official rule and etiquette books.
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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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  • 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: What major tennis matches does ESPN broadcast?

    A: ESPN holds exclusive broadcast rights to The Championships, Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open, as well as early round coverage rights for the French Open. Various ESPN outlets air assorted coverage of American ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, American WTA Premier Mandatory events, US Open Series, ATP World Tour Finals and WTA Tour Championships.
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  • Q: How do you find local tennis tournaments?

    A: The United States Tennis Association and Global Tennis Network provide searchable databases of sanctioned local tennis tournaments on their websites. Visitors may search for tournaments by location, age group, division, category and court surface. The USTA website also offers a shortcut link to tournaments that are currently accepting online registration.
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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: 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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