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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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q: What Were the 2014 U.S. Open Results?

    A: Martin Kaymer came in at 9 under par to win the 2014 U.S. Open. In second place, Erik Compton tied with Rickie Fowler at 1 under par.
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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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  • 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 Type of Tennis Matches Does ESPN2 Cover?

    A: ESPN 2 channel is ESPN's home to all tennis coverage, including all four of the Grand Slam tournaments: The French Open, The Australian Open, The US Open and Wimbledon. ESPN also features ATP World Tour Finals and U.S.-based tournaments, including the ATP Masters 1000 event coverage.
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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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  • 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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  • How Do Tennis Rankings and Points Work?

    Q: How Do Tennis Rankings and Points Work?

    A: Rankings on both the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour are determined by calculating a player's total points over the preceding 52 weeks. Tournaments award greater or fewer points depending on the tournament's level, and players are awarded points based on how far they make it in a tournament.
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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: 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: What Is the Current ATP Ranking for Men's Professional Tennis?

    A: Novak Djokovic, a winner of three Grand Slam tournaments in 2015, remains the number one rated player in the ATP ranking of men's professional tennis. The Serbian is followed in the rankings by Andy Murray of Great Britain.
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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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  • 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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