break of serve


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(tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

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The hit-and-hope nature of Groth's game did allow her to claw back one break of serve when a string of big hits went the right side of the lines for once, but it only delayed the inevitable.
Rusedski took the first break of serve in the fifth game of the first set to go 3-2 ahead and never looked back.
For the third set in succession Federer claimed a break of serve in the third game, and it was simply a matter of time before he completed another routine win.
The South American controlled the first set and only once looked in trouble when in the eighth game, and leading 4-3, he found himself facing three break points, but he recovered to take the game and protect his break of serve.
He hit back to win the second set with the only break of serve, but Moya made no mistake in the third, taking the break in the seventh game.
Nadal drew first blood with a break of serve to edge 2-1 ahead.
The 24-year-old hobbled along bravely, playing a couple of supreme winners and claiming a break of serve for 1-1 as he gradually began to shake off his injury.
Roddick took a tight first set 7-4 in a tie-break and then achieved the first break of serve midway through the second.
That seemed to fire-up Malisse and after he had saved a break point to edge back in front, two missed volleys gifted him the break of serve and helped him to a 4-1 lead.
It looked as though an upset was on the cards when Henman and Murray also forged an early break of serve in the second set, but the greater doubles experience of their opponents eventually told.
The British number two then took full advantage of a poor service game from his op-ponent however, winners down the line and across court giving him the first break of serve.
A second break of serve in the seventh game helped Haas wrap up the set and ensured he had the advantage of serving first in the second.
Despite leading at one stage by a set and a break of serve, 10th seed Henman suffered a mid-match crisis and was knocked out 3-6 7-5 6-1 by his Slovakian opponent.
Another break of serve in the fifth game of the second set gave Johansson the cushion he needed in a 6-3 6-4 victory
The British number two battled against the Swiss superstar but suffered a break of serve in each set and went down 6-3 6-4.