break of serve


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

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If you want to profit from tennis then the best entry into the market is a break of serve.
Despite being curiously unhappy with her choice of footwear - "I hate these socks" she said after losing one point - Robson secured another break of serve en route to sealing a 6-3 6-2 victory.
Despite being curiously unhappy with her choice of footwear - "I hate these socks" she said after losing one point - Robson was not going to be denied and secured another break of serve en route to sealing a 6-3 6-2 victory.
By most players' standards, Williams' performances at SW19 thus far have been exceptional, with the 28-year-old yet to concede a set or even a break of serve.
A netted forehand from Petrova (pictured right) gave Williams an early break of serve in the second set but the Russian broke back and then broke again to take a 4-3 lead.
Tipsarevic claimed an early break of serve in the first set but squandered the chance to serve it out, missing an easy smash to allow Murray to break back and level at 5-5.
A 50-minute rain delay with the score at 6-1, 1-0 disrupted proceedings, but when the players returned Nadal secured a quick break of serve to maintain the remorseless trend to victory.
It was the first break of serve to go Murray's way and all it took to turn the match around.
Then, tied 1-1 in the second set, Agassi took an 88-mph second serve and rocketed a crosscourt forehand past Gambill, leading to another break of serve.
The tall left-handed Spaniard, who knocked out compatriot Rafa Nadal in the second round, fought back from a set and a break of serve down to beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
One break of serve for Seppi, in the sixth game, was enough to take the second set and he moved 4-1 ahead before sealing the third.
World number six Murray made the ideal start with a break of serve to love in the opening game of the match, but there was a moment of concern in the next game when he grabbed his lower back in pain after dumping a forehand into the net.
Solitary break of serve in the second set proved to be more than enough for Baghdatis to clinch his 14th win of the season and progress into the second round after an hour and 32 minutes.
Murray broke Matosevic's serve in just the third game of the opening set but it was a second break of serve, to take a 4-1 lead, that really put him in the driving seat with a combination of a perfect backhand down the line and a well-executed lob opening up what proved to be an unassailable gap.
Tomic won 6-4 6-3 with a break of serve in each set in a match which lasted 68 minutes.