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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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: 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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  • 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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  • Where were some of the first public tennis courts built?

    Q: Where were some of the first public tennis courts built?

    A: The first tennis court in the United States was built in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1876. The game quickly became popular, and cities provided opportunities for residents to play the game. A tennis court was built in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1880, while the open fields in New York's Central Park were used to play the game during the 1880s.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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