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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 older sister named Diana Federer and does not have any brothers. Roger Federer is a famous tennis player born in Basel, Switzerland on Aug. 8, 1981. Diana Federer was born in 1979.
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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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  • How do you view Women's Tennis Association rankings?

    Q: How do you view Women's Tennis Association rankings?

    A: View Women's Tennis Association rankings on the Women's Tennis Association website. The site lists rankings for singles, doubles, road singles and road doubles. It also offers prize money information for WTA matches.
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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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  • 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 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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  • Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?

    Q: Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?

    A: The fuzz on a tennis ball allows the ball to travel further without greatly increasing its speed, and it also allows for better control of the ball. When the tennis racket strikes the ball, it is able to slightly grip the ball's fuzz to better manipulate and control its flight.
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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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  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How did pickleball get its name?

    Q: How did pickleball get its name?

    A: Pickleball is named after the pickle boat, which is the name of the boat that comes in last with its catch. There is an untrue story that indicated the game was named after the owner's dog.
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