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A player is only allowed to stretch into the opponent's court in 2 situations: The player is near the net and they hit the ball after it has passed over the net. The follow through on their swing is allowed to extend into the opponent's court (provid
Tennis balls are mostly airtight. They're made of rubber covered with felt; the rubber is quite good at keeping air in, but not perfect. Some of the answer as to why they are not more airtight is due to cost (it would cost more), some is tradition (t
Playing someone with a weak second serve is a huge advantage to the player returning serve. A weak second serve is like a short ground stroke that you can hit offensively to take control of the point. Being aggressive and taking control of the point
I played a match with a 19 year old girl (division ? college player). During warm up we were hitting back and forth, she hit hard, had some spin, was pretty consistent, I thought this was going to be a good match. But then, when we started playing, s
WTA/ITF - Women Competitions For more details you can look into 2015 WTA Official Rulebook (Internet Archive). Briefly summarized it says in the section XV. Age eligibility and player development that: Players under 14 cannot enter tournaments on WTA
Mathematical expectation is always on the house side, gambling, like any other business, must be profitable. But if the Casino had not had winners, no one would have been playing it, right? Does that mean you can still beat the house? In this article
The O2 will be the battleground not only for the No1 ranking between old adversaries Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, but also for Murray’s brother Jamie in the coming week. The elder Murray has qualified for the World Tour Finals doubles competition
There are many tournaments where seeded players (or at least some of them) receive a bye into the second round. This means that the first match this player plays is in the second round - against a player who got there after winning their first round
As far as I'm aware - the youngest Champion of a Challenger Tour event was Michael Chang when he won a Challenger event in Las Vegas in 1987 when he was 15 years and 7 months old. Not that surprising considering he also won the French Open at 17. Fro
NEW HAVEN, CT, USA - Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska ended lucky loser Kirsten Flipkens' dream run at the Connecticut Open, winning 6-1, 6-4 to book a semifinal against defending champion Petra Kvitova. Watch live action from New Haven this week on WTA