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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ball?

    Q: What is the size of a tennis ball?

    A: An official tennis ball is between 2.575 inches and 2.7 inches in diameter as defined by the International Tennis Federation. Tennis balls also must conform to other criteria if they are to be used in regulation play.
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  • Q: What did the national assembly vow when they made the Tennis Court Oath?

    A: On an indoor tennis court in France on June 20, 1789, members of the Estates-General took a vow not to disband until a new constitution was put into place for France. The group, known as the Third Estate, the lower echelon of the Estates-General national assembly, took this vow because of the problems related to the reign of France's King Louis XVI.
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  • What were the 2014 men's tennis rankings?

    Q: What were the 2014 men's tennis rankings?

    A: At the end of 2014, the top 10 players in the Association of Tennis Professional men's rankings list were, in order, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, Switzerland's Roger Federer, Spain's Rafael Nadal, Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, Japan's Kei Nishikori, Great Britain's Andy Murray, Czechoslovakia's Tomas Berdych, Canada's Milos Raonic, Croatia's Marin Cilic and Spain's David Ferrer. The highest ranking men's player from the United States at the end of 2014 was John Isner, who was ranked 19th. Other American men in the top 100 rankings were Sam Querrey at number 35, Steve Johnson at number 37, Jack Sock at number 42 and Donald Young at number 57.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How many Grand Slams has Rafael Nadal won?

    Q: How many Grand Slams has Rafael Nadal won?

    A: As of May 2014, tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has won 13 Grand Slams. This total is third all-time, trailing only Roger Federer, who has 17 Grand Slam victories, and Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam wins.
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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: Where did badminton originate?

    A: Badminton originated nearly 2,000 years ago, appearing as a game in civilizations across parts of Europe and Asia. Following its inauguration, badminton underwent several changes. It first took the name of battledore and shuttlecock, emerging as a popular pastime in England and later in India.
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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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  • 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 is the ATP World Tour Draw Challenge?

    A: The ATP World Tour Draw Challenge is a fantasy tennis game run by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) which is available to people in all countries. Typically a yearly event, the Draw Challenge was suspended for the 2014 season.
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