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Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). [1]

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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments is a 1997 collection of nonfiction writing by David Foster Wallace.

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Adjudication

Adjudication is the legal process by which an arbiter or judge reviews evidence and argumentation, including legal reasoning set forth by opposing parties or litigants to come to a decision which determines rights and obligations between the parties involved.

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Agronomy

Agronomy (Ancient Greek ἀγρός agrós 'field' + νόμος nómos 'law') is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation.

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Alice Marble

Alice Marble (September 28, 1913 – December 13, 1990) was an American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships (1936–40): five in singles, six in women's doubles, and seven in mixed doubles.

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Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis.

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American Heritage (magazine)

American Heritage is a magazine dedicated to covering the history of the United States of America for a mainstream readership.

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Andre Agassi

Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is an American retired professional tennis player and former world No. 1 who was one of the sport's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s.

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Anthony Wilding

Anthony Frederick Wilding (often called Tony Wilding) (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915) was a New Zealand world No. 1 tennis player and soldier who was killed in action during World War I. Wilding was the son of wealthy English immigrants to Christchurch, New Zealand and enjoyed the use of private tennis courts at their home.

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Artificial turf

Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Association of Tennis Professionals

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Bob Briner, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players.

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ATP Challenger Tour

The ATP Challenger Tour, known until the end of 2008 as the ATP Challenger Series, is a series of international men's professional tennis tournaments.

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ATP Finals

The ATP Finals is the second highest tier of men's tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments.

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ATP Masters Series

The ATP Masters Series was a series of nine tennis tournaments that formed part of the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour from 2004 until 2008.

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ATP Rankings

The ATP Rankings are the objective merit-based method used by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for determining the qualification for entry as well as the seeding of players in all singles and doubles tournaments.

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ATP World Tour 250 series

The ATP World Tour 250 series (previously known as the ATP World Series and ATP International Series) is the fifth-highest tier of men's tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments, ATP Finals, ATP World Tour Masters 1000, and ATP World Tour 500.

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ATP World Tour 500 series

The ATP World Tour 500 series (previously known as the ATP Championship Series and ATP International Series Gold) is the fourth highest tier of men's tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments, ATP Finals, and the ATP World Tour Masters 1000.

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ATP World Tour Masters 1000

The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (previously known as the ATP Championship Series, Single-Week, ATP Mercedes-Benz Super 9, Tennis Masters Series, and ATP Masters Series) is the third highest tier of annual men's tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments and the ATP Finals.

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Augurio Perera

Juan Bautista Luis Augurio Perera (c.1822 – after 1889), known as Augurio Perera, was a Spanish-born merchant and sportsman based in England, credited alongside his friend Major Harry Gem as the earliest inventor of the game of lawn tennis.

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Australian dollar

The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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Australian Open

The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.

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Bali

Bali (Balinese:, Indonesian: Pulau Bali, Provinsi Bali) is an island and province of Indonesia with the biggest Hindu population.

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Ball boy

Ball boys and ball girls are individuals, usually youths, who retrieve and supply balls for players or officials in sports such as association football (soccer), American football, bandy, cricket, tennis, baseball, and basketball.

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Basque pelota

Basque pelota (pilota in the original Basque language also pelota vasca in Spanish, pelote basque in French) is the name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using one's hand, a racket, a wooden bat or a basket, against a wall (frontis or Fronton) or, more traditionally, with two teams face to face separated by a line on the ground or a net.

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BBC Sport

BBC Sport is a department of the BBC North division providing national sports coverage for BBC Television, radio and online.

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Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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Bill Johnston (tennis)

William Marquitz "Little Bill" Johnston (November 2, 1894 – May 1, 1946) was a former World No. 1 American tennis champion.

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Bill Tilden

William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player.

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Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player.

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Birmingham

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Björn Borg

Björn Rune Borg (born 6 June 1956) is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player widely considered to be one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

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Blanche Bingley

Blanche Bingley Hillyard (née Bingley; 3 November 1863 – 6 August 1946) was an English tennis player.

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Boris Becker

Boris Franz Becker (born 22 November 1967) is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player.

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Bowls

Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls called woods so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty".

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Bud Collins

Arthur Worth "Bud" Collins Jr. (June 17, 1929 – March 4, 2016) was an American journalist and television sportscaster, best known for his tennis commentary.

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C. C. Pyle

Charles C. Pyle (March 25, 1882 – February 3, 1939), often called Cash and Carry Pyle, was a Champaign–Urbana, Illinois theater owner and sports agent who represented American football star Red Grange and French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen.

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Canadian doubles

Canadian doubles, similar to cutthroat tennis, is a method of playing tennis with three players.

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Cartilage

Cartilage is a resilient and smooth elastic tissue, a rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints, and is a structural component of the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the bronchial tubes, the intervertebral discs, and many other body components.

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Charles V of France

Charles V (21 January 1338 – 16 September 1380), called "the Wise" (le Sage; Sapiens), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1364 to his death.

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Charlotte Cooper (tennis)

Charlotte Cooper Sterry (née Charlotte Reinagle Cooper, 22 September 1870 – 10 October 1966) was a female tennis player from England who won five singles titles at the Wimbledon Championships and in 1900 became Olympic champion.

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Chris Evert

Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 tennis player from the United States.

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Clay court

A clay court is one of many different types of tennis court.

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Confetti (2006 film)

Confetti is a 2006 British mockumentary romantic comedy film released on 5 May 2006.

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Croquet

Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court.

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Cyclops (computer system)

Cyclops is a computer system co-invented by the British inventor Bill Carlton of Great Britain and Margaret Parnis England of Malta, which is used on the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours as an electronic line judge to help determine whether a serve is in or out.

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Daphne Akhurst

Daphne Jessie Akhurst (22 April 1903 – 9 January 1933) known also by her married name Daphne Cozens, was an Australian tennis player.

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David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008) was an American writer and university instructor in the disciplines of English and creative writing.

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Davis Cup

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis.

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DecoTurf

DecoTurf is a tennis hardcourt constructed from layers of acrylic, rubber, silica, and other materials on top of an asphalt or concrete base.

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Deformation (engineering)

In materials science, deformation refers to any changes in the shape or size of an object due to-.

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Don Budge

John Donald ("Don" or "Donnie") Budge (June 13, 1915 – January 26, 2000) was an American tennis player.

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Doris Hart

Doris Hart (June 20, 1925 – May 29, 2015) was a World No.

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Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers

Dorothea Lambert Chambers (née Dorothea Katherine Douglass, 3 September 1878 – 7 January 1960) was a British tennis player.

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Drop shot

A drop shot is a shot in some racquet sports in which the ball (or birdie) is hit relatively softly, and lands just over and close to the net.

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Dubai Tennis Championships

The Dubai Tennis Championships (also known as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for sponsorship reasons) (formerly known for sponsorship reasons as the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships and the Dubai Duty Free Men's and Women's Championships) is a professional tennis tournament owned and organized by Dubai Duty Free and held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on outdoor hardcourts.

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Electronic line judge

An electronic line judge is a device used in tennis to automatically detect where a ball has landed on the court.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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ESPN

ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).

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Euro

The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union.

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Europe

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley, (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former world No.

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Fabrice Santoro

Fabrice Vetea Santoro (born 9 December 1972) is a retired French professional male tennis player from Tahiti.

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Far East

The Far East is a geographical term in English that usually refers to East Asia (including Northeast Asia), the Russian Far East (part of North Asia), and Southeast Asia.

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Fast4 Tennis

Fast4 Tennis is a format for playing a tennis match, initiated by Tennis Australia, which leads to a shorter match, having fewer sets and varied rules compared to the traditional rules of tennis.

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Fed Cup

Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women's tennis, launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

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Felt

Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together.

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Florida

Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Foot (unit)

The foot (feet; abbreviation: ft; symbol: ′, the prime symbol) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Frank Sedgman

Francis "Frank" Arthur Sedgman, AM (born 29 October 1927) is a retired World No. 1 amateur tennis champion.

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Fred Perry

Fred Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was a British tennis and table tennis player from England and former World No. 1 who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams single titles, as well as six Major doubles titles.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.

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French Open

The French Open (Championnats Internationaux de France de Tennis), officially called Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France.

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French Tennis Federation

The French Tennis Federation (Fédération Française de Tennis, FFT) is the governing body for tennis in France.

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Gaël Monfils

Gaël Sébastien Monfils (born 1 September 1986) is a French professional tennis player.

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German Open (WTA)

The German Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women played in Berlin, Germany.

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German Open Tennis Championships

The German Open Hamburg, established in 1892, is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Hamburg, Germany and part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.

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Glossary of tennis terms

This page is a glossary of tennis terminology.

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Grand slam (baseball)

In baseball, a grand slam is a home run hit with all three bases occupied by baserunners ("bases loaded"), thereby scoring four runs—the most possible in one play.

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Grand Slam (tennis)

The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events.

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Grand Slam Tennis

Grand Slam Tennis (EA SPORTS グランドスラム テニス) is a tennis video game, developed by EA Canada, and was initially released for the Wii on June 8, 2009.

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Grass court

A grass court is one of the four different types of tennis court on which the sport of tennis, originally known as "lawn tennis", is played.

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Grip (tennis)

In tennis, a grip is a way of holding the racquet in order to hit shots during a match.

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Grunting in tennis

Grunting in tennis is the very loud noise, sometimes described as "shrieking" or "screaming", made by some players while hitting their shots.

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Half volley

A half volley in tennis is a shot that is hit immediately after the ball bounces but before it reaches the apex of its bounce.

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Hamilton Jordan

William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan (September 21, 1944 – May 20, 2008) was Chief of Staff to President of the United States Jimmy Carter.

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Hardcourt

A hardcourt (or hard court) is a surface or floor on which a sport is played, most usually in reference to tennis courts.

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Harry Gem

Major Thomas Henry Gem (21 May 1819 – 4 November 1881), known as Harry Gem, was an English lawyer, soldier, writer and sportsman.

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Hawk-Eye

Hawk-Eye is a computer system used in numerous sports such as cricket, tennis, Gaelic football, badminton, hurling, Rugby Union, association football and volleyball, to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a profile of its statistically most likely path as a moving image.

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Helen Jacobs

Helen Hull Jacobs (August 6, 1908 – June 2, 1997) was an American tennis player who won nine Grand Slam titles.

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Helen Wills

Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player.

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Henri Cochet

Henri Jean Cochet (14 December 1901 – 1 April 1987) was a French tennis player.

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Henry V (play)

Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written near 1599.

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Henry VIII of England

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.

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History of tennis

The game that most people call 'tennis' is the direct descendant of what is now known as real tennis or royal tennis (which continues to be played today as a separate sport with more complex rules).

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Hopman Cup

The Hopman Cup is an annual international eight-team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia in early January (sometimes commencing in late December) each year, which plays mixed-gender teams on a country-by-country basis.

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Hourglass

An hourglass (or sandglass, sand timer, or sand clock) is a device used to measure the passage of time.

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I. F. Hellmuth

Isidore Frederick (I.F.) Hellmuth (1845–1944) was the first champion of what became the Canadian National Tennis Championship, now known as the Canadian Open or the Rogers Cup.

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Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Indian Wells Masters

The Indian Wells Masters, also known as BNP Paribas Open and the WTA Indian Wells Open, is an annual tennis tournament held in March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, United States.

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Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest is a 1996 novel by American writer David Foster Wallace.

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Instant replay

Instant replay is a video reproduction of something that recently occurred which was both shot and broadcast live.

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Interjection

In linguistics, an interjection is a word or expression that occurs as an utterance on its own and expresses a spontaneous feeling or reaction.

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International Tennis Federation

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis.

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International Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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ITF Men's Circuit

The ITF Men's Circuit is a series of professional tennis tournaments held around the world that are organized by the International Tennis Federation.

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Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl (born March 7, 1960) is a retired Czech-American professional tennis player.

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Jack Crawford (tennis)

John Herbert Crawford, (22 March 1908 – 10 September 1991) was an Australian tennis player during the 1930s.

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Jack Kramer

John Albert "Jack" Kramer (August 1, 1921 – September 12, 2009) was an American tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s.

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Jeff Daniels

Jeffrey Warren Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions and on television, for which he has won an Emmy Award and received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award nominations.

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Jeu de paume

Jeu de paume ("palm game") is a ball-and-court game that originated in France.

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Jimmy Connors

James Scott Connors (born September 2, 1952) is a retired American world No. 1 tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport.

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Jimmy Van Alen

James Henry Van Alen II (September 19, 1902 – July 3, 1991) was an American tennis official.

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John Bromwich

John Edward Bromwich (14 November 1918 – 21 October 1999) was an Australian tennis player who, along with fellow countryman Vivian McGrath, was one of the first great players to use a two-handed backhand.

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John McEnroe

John Patrick McEnroe Jr. (born February 16, 1959 in Wiesbaden, West Germany) is a retired American tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport.

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John Newcombe

John David Newcombe, AO, OBE (born 23 May 1944) is a former tennis player from Australia who is one of the few men to have attained a world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe; 27 July 1977) is an Irish actor.

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Juan Antonio Samaranch, 1st Marquess of Samaranch

Juan Antonio Samaranch y Torelló, 1st Marquess of Samaranch (17 July 1920 – 21 April 2010) was a Spanish sports administrator and minister of sports under the Franco regime (1973–1977) who served as the seventh President of the IOC (IOC) from 1980 to 2001.

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Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup

Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup are the international team events in junior tennis (16 and under age category).

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Junior tennis

Junior tennis refers to tennis games where the participants are aged 18 and under.

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Justine Henin

Justine Henin (born 1 June 1982), between 2002 and 2007 Justine Hénin-Hardenne, is a Belgian former professional tennis player known for her all-court style of play and notably being one of the few female players to use a single-handed backhand.

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Ken Rosewall

Kenneth Robert Rosewall (born 2 November 1934) is a former world top-ranking amateur and professional tennis player from Australia.

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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress.

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Knee bursae

The bursae of the knee are the fluid sacs and synovial pockets that surround and sometimes communicate with the joint cavity.

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Laura Linney

Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress and singer.

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Laurence Doherty

Hugh Laurence "Laurie" Doherty (8 October 1875 – 21 August 1919) was a British tennis player and the younger brother of tennis player Reginald Doherty.

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Lawn mower

A lawn mower (mower) is a machine utilizing one or more revolving blades to cut a grass surface to an even height.

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Lawn Tennis Association

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa, commonly known as Leamington Spa or Leamington, is a spa town in Warwickshire, England.

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Lew Hoad

Lewis Alan Hoad (23 November 1934 – 3 July 1994) was an Australian World No. 1 tennis player.

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Ligament

A ligament is the fibrous connective tissue that connects bones to other bones.

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Line call

In sports, a line call occurs when there is doubt as to whether a specific and significant event took place, for example, whether the ball in tennis touched the line rather than landing outside the court.

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List of Mario sports games

There have been numerous sports games in the ''Mario'' franchise.

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List of racket sports

Racket sports are games in which players use rackets to hit a ball or other object.

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List of skeletal muscles of the human body

This is a table of skeletal muscles of the human anatomy.

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Lists of tennis records and statistics

The following articles list tennis statistics.

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Llanelidan

Llanelidan is a small village and community in the county of Denbighshire in north-east Wales.

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Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (born 24 February 1981) is an Australian professional tennis player and former world No. 1.

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Lob (tennis)

A lob in tennis (also called Great Horse, in Italian Cavallone) is hitting the ball high and deep into the opponent's court.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Longest tennis match records

This article details longest tennis match records by duration or number of games.

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Lottie Dod

Charlotte "Lottie" Dod (24 September 1871 – 27 June 1960) was an English sportswoman best known as a tennis player.

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Louis X of France

Louis X (4 October 1289 – 5 June 1316), called the Quarreler, the Headstrong, or the Stubborn (le Hutin), was a monarch of the House of Capet who ruled as King of Navarre (as Louis I Luis I.a Nafarroakoa) and Count of Champagne from 1305 and as King of France from 1314 until his death.

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Louise Brough

Althea Louise Brough Clapp (née Brough; March 11, 1923 – February 3, 2014) was an American tennis player.

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Louvre Palace

The Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) is a former royal palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris, between the Tuileries Gardens and the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois.

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Luke Wilson

Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor known for his roles in films such as Idiocracy, Old School, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Blue Streak, Bongwater, and Legally Blonde.

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Madrid Open (tennis)

The Madrid Open, sponsored by Mutua Madrileña and so known as Mutua (Madrileña) Madrid Open, is a joint men's and women's professional tennis tournament, held in Madrid, during early May.

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Manga

are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.

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Marat Safin

Marat Mubinovich Safin (p, Марат Мөбин улы Сафин; born 27 January 1980) is a Russian politician and retired professional tennis player.

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Margaret Court

Margaret Court (née Smith; born 16 July 1942), also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired Australian tennis player and former world No. 1.

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Margaret Osborne duPont

Margaret Osborne duPont (born Margaret Evelyn Osborne; March 4, 1918 – October 24, 2012) was a World No.

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Maria Bueno

Maria Esther Andion Bueno (11 October 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Brazilian professional tennis player.

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Maria Sharapova

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (a; born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player.

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Marion Bartoli

Marion Bartoli (born 2 October 1984) is a French former professional tennis player.

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Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis (born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss former professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No.

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Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova (Martina Navrátilová; born Martina Šubertová; October 18, 1956) is a former Czechoslovak and later American professional tennis player and coach.

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Mary Ewing Outerbridge

Mary Ewing Outerbridge (February 16, 1852 – May 3, 1886) was an American woman who imported the lawn game tennis to the United States from Bermuda.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Match Point

Match Point is a 2005 psychological thriller film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton.

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Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander (born 22 August 1964) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden.

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Maureen Connolly

Maureen Catherine Connolly-Brinker (née Connolly; September 17, 1934 – June 21, 1969) known as "Little Mo", was an American tennis player, the winner of nine Grand Slam singles titles in the early 1950s.

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McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is a learning science company and one of the "big three" educational publishers that provides customized educational content, software, and services for pre-K through postgraduate education.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Meredith MacNeill

Meredith MacNeill (born 1975) is a Canadian actress and comedian.

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Miami Open (tennis)

The Miami Open, sometimes known as the Miami Masters, is an annual tennis tournament for men and women currently held in Key Biscayne, Florida, an island town just off the coast of Miami.

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Mockumentary

A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.

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Molla Mallory

Anna Margrethe "Molla" Bjurstedt Mallory (née Bjurstedt; March 6, 1884 – November 22, 1959) was a Norwegian tennis player, naturalized American.

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Monica Seles

Monica Seles (Szeles Mónika,; Monika Seleš, Моника Селеш; born December 2, 1973) is a retired Yugoslav-born American professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Monte-Carlo Masters

The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, a commune that borders on Monaco.

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Nancye Wynne Bolton

Nancye Wynne Bolton (née Wynne; 2 December 1916 – 9 November 2001) was a tennis player from Australia.

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Nantclwyd Hall

Nantclwyd Hall is a 17th-century Grade II* listed mansion near the village of Llanelidan, Denbighshire, Wales,, British Listed Buildings.

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Nerve

A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of axons (nerve fibers, the long and slender projections of neurons) in the peripheral nervous system.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Newport Casino

The Newport Casino is an athletic complex and recreation center located at 186–202 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.

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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic (Novak Đoković / Новак Ђоковић,; born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.

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NPR

National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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Orange Bowl (tennis)

The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, known as the Dunlop Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2008 to 2013 with Dunlop as the title sponsor, and renamed the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2013 onwards, is a prestigious junior tennis tournament, one of five that are rated by the ITF as 'Grade A'.

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Outline of tennis

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to tennis: Tennis – sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).

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Pancho Gonzales

Ricardo Alonso González (May 9, 1928 – July 3, 1995), usually known as Pancho Gonzales, and sometimes as Richard Gonzales, was an American tennis player who has been rated one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

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Pancho Segura

Francisco Olegario Segura (June 20, 1921 – November 18, 2017), better known as Pancho "Segoo" Segura, was a leading tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s, both as an amateur and as a professional.

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Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is an English actor.

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Pauline Betz

Pauline Betz Addie (née Pauline May Betz, August 6, 1919 – May 31, 2011) was an American professional tennis player.

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Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras (born August 12, 1971) is an American retired tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

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Petits As

Les Petits As (English: Small champions) is a premier junior tennis tournament for players aged 12–14.

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Philippe Chatrier

Philippe Chatrier (2 February 1926 – 22 June 2000) was a French tennis player.

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Pleurisy

Pleurisy, also known as pleuritis, is inflammation of the membranes that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity (pleurae).

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Plexicushion

Plexicushion is an acrylic-based hardcourt tennis surface and one of the surface types used on the professional Association of Tennis Professionals and Women's Tennis Association tours.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli.

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Point (tennis)

A point in tennis is the smallest subdivision of the match, the completion of which changes the score.

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Pound sign

The pound sign (£) is the symbol for the pound sterling—the currency of the United Kingdom and previously of Great Britain and the Kingdom of England.

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Prize money

Prize money has a distinct meaning in warfare, especially naval warfare, where it was a monetary reward paid out under prize law to the crew of a ship for capturing or sinking an enemy vessel.

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Racket (sports equipment)

A racket or racquet is a sports implement consisting of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of strings or catgut is stretched tightly.

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Rackets (sport)

Rackets or racquets is an indoor racket sport played in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, and Canada.

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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

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Real tennis

Real tennis – one of several games sometimes called "the sport of kings" – is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of tennis (originally called "lawn tennis") is derived.

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Referee

A referee or simply ref is the person of authority in a variety of sports who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection.

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René Lacoste

Jean René Lacoste (2 July 1904 – 12 October 1996) was a French tennis player and businessman.

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Richard Sears (tennis)

Richard Dudley "Dick" Sears (October 26, 1861 – April 8, 1943) was an American tennis player, who won the US National Championships singles in its first seven years, from 1881-87, and the doubles for six years from 1882-87, after which he retired from tennis.

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Rod Laver

Rodney George Laver (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

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Roger Federer

Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.

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Roy Emerson

Roy Stanley Emerson (born 3 November 1936) is an Australian former World number one tennis player who won 12 Major singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles.

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Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court

The Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court Palace is a court for playing the sport of real tennis.

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Ryoma Echizen

is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga and anime series The Prince of Tennis created by Takeshi Konomi.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer.

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Seed (sports)

A seed is a competitor or team in a sport or other tournament who is given a preliminary ranking for the purposes of the draw.

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Serena Williams

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player.

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Serve (tennis)

A serve (or, more formally, a service) in tennis is a shot to start a point.

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Shanghai

Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.

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Smash (tennis)

A smash in tennis is a shot that is hit above the hitter's head with a serve-like motion.

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Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.

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Staten Island

Staten Island is the southernmost and westernmost of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. state of New York.

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Staten Island Cricket Club

The Staten Island Cricket Club (SICC) is a cricket club on Staten Island, New York that was incorporated as the Staten Island Cricket and Base Ball Club on March 22, 1872.

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Stefan Edberg

Stefan Bengt Edberg (born 19 January 1966) is a Swedish former world No. 1 professional tennis player (in both singles and doubles).

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Steffi Graf

Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a German former professional tennis player.

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Stephen Mangan

Stephen James Mangan (born 16 May 1968) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Guy Secretan in Green Wing, Dan Moody in I'm Alan Partridge, Sean Lincoln in Episodes and Postman Pat in Postman Pat: The Movie.

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Stické

Stické, also called stické tennis, is an indoor racquet sport invented in the late 19th century merging aspects of real tennis, racquets and lawn tennis.

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Strain (injury)

A strain (also known colloquially as a pulled muscle or torn muscle) is an acute or chronic soft tissue injury that occurs to a muscle, tendon, or both (contractile components).

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Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who won 31 Championship titles between 1914 and 1926.

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Sybil (novel)

Sybil, or The Two Nations is an 1845 novel by Benjamin Disraeli.

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Tendon

A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension.

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Tennis (magazine)

TENNIS is an American sports magazine owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

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Tennis at the Summer Olympics

Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics, but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee over allowing amateur players to compete.

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Tennis Australia

Tennis Australia is the governing body for the sport of tennis in Australia.

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Tennis ball

A tennis ball is a ball designed for the sport of tennis.

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Tennis court

A tennis court is the venue where the sport of tennis is played.

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Tennis games

Tennis games are often used to help players of all abilities to practice the different strokes involved in tennis.

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Tennis injuries

Muscle strain is one of the most common injuries in tennis.

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Tennis scoring system

The tennis scoring system is a way to keep track of tennis matches and tournaments.

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Tennis strategy

Players use different tennis strategies to enhance their own strengths and exploit their opponent's weaknesses in order to gain the advantage and win more points.

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Tennis technology

Since the sport's inception, the design and manufacture of tennis equipment has been affected by technological advances and regulations.

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The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Prince of Tennis

is a Japanese manga series about a tennis prodigy written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi.

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The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson.

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The Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 American independent arthouse comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson.

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Tony Trabert

Marion Anthony Trabert (born August 16, 1930) is a retired American former World No. 1 tennis champion and long-time tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivational speaker.

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Top Spin (video game)

Top Spin is a 2003 tennis video game developed by PAM Development and originally published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox as part of their XSN Sports brand.

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Types of tennis match

Traditionally, tennis is played between two people in a singles match, or two pairs in a doubles match.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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United States Tennis Association

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for tennis in the United States.

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US Open (tennis)

The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament.

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US Open Series

The US Open Series is the name given by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for a series of North American professional tennis tournaments leading up to and including the US Open.

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Venus Williams

Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.

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Vincennes

Vincennes is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France.

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Vincent Richards

Vincent "Vinnie" Richards (March 20, 1903 – September 28, 1959) was an American tennis player.

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Vivian McGrath

Vivian Erzerum Bede "Viv" McGrath (17 February 1916 – 9 April 1978) was an Australian tennis champion of the 1930s.

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Volley (tennis)

A volley in tennis is a shot in which the ball is struck before it bounces on the ground.

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Vulcanization

Vulcanization or vulcanisation is a chemical process for converting natural rubber or related polymers into more durable materials by heating them with sulfur or other equivalent curatives or accelerators.

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Wage

A wage is monetary compensation (or remuneration, personnel expenses, labor) paid by an employer to an employee in exchange for work done.

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Walter Clopton Wingfield

Major Walter Clopton Wingfield (16 October 1833 – 18 April 1912) was a Welsh inventor and a British Army officer who was one of the pioneers of lawn tennis.

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Wheelchair tennis

Wheelchair tennis is one of the forms of tennis adapted for wheelchair users.

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Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics

Wheelchair tennis was first contested at the Summer Paralympics as a demonstration sport in 1988, with two events being held (Men's and Women's Singles).

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Wii Sports

Wii Sports is a 2006 sports game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.

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Wild card (sports)

A wild card (variously spelled wildcard or wild-card, also known as at-large berth) is a tournament or playoff berth awarded to an individual or team that fails to win a division or conference within their league but qualifies based on their record compared to others in the same league who also did not win their divisions or conferences.

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William Baldwin

William Joseph "Billy" Baldwin (born February 21, 1963) is an American actor, producer and writer.

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William Larned

William Augustus Larned (December 30, 1872 – December 16, 1926) was an American tennis player who was active at the beginning of the 20th century.

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William Renshaw

William Charles Renshaw (3 January 1861 – 12 August 1904) was a British tennis player active during the late 19th century who was ranked world No. 1.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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Wimbledon (film)

Wimbledon is a 2004 British romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine.

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Women's Tennis Association

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA), founded in 1973 by Billie Jean King, is the principal organising body of women's professional tennis.

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Woody Allen

Heywood Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, comedian, and musician whose career spans more than six decades.

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World TeamTennis

World TeamTennis (WTT) is a mixed-gender professional tennis league played with a team format in the United States, which was founded in 1973.

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WTA Finals

The WTA Finals (formerly known as the WTA Tour Championships short: WTA Championships), is a professional tennis tournament played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked players on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.

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WTA International tournaments

The International Tournaments is a category for professional tennis tournaments of Women's Tennis Association from the 2009 WTA Tour onwards, which replaced the previous Tier III and Tier IV categories.

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WTA Premier tournaments

Premier Tournaments is a category of tennis tournaments in the Women's Tennis Association tour, implemented since the reorganization of the schedule in 2009.

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WTA Tier I tournaments

The WTA Tier I tournaments were Women's Tennis Association tennis elite tournaments held from 1990 until the end of the 2008 season.

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WTA Tournament of Champions

WTA Tournament of Champions was a women's season ending tennis tournament for players who have won one or more of the WTA International tournaments during the year but did not qualify for the WTA Championships.

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Yahoo Sports

Yahoo Sports is a sports news website launched by Yahoo! on December 8, 1997.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis

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