double fault


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(tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point

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Goffin battled hard to make it back to 40-40 in the fifth game before a third double fault by the Belgian gifted his opponent another break chance.
It seemed inevitable Chardy's hot streak, which included 18 winners in the second set - twice as many as the first, would eventually cool off and it did, as a double fault and missed smash helped Murray break back in the second game.
Isner made it 6-5 with his 12th ace of the contest but he started the subsequent tiebreak with a double fault and could not break back.
Isner made it 6-5 with his 12th ace but started the subsequent tie-break with a double fault and could not break back.
However, Djokovic was rattled by an onslaught from Nishikori who dominated the second set after that now infamous double fault.
She served four consecutive double faults as the sisters surrendered the third game of their match against German Kristina Barrois and Swiss Stefanie Voegele.
Serena, 32, quit the doubles with her sister Venus after struggling to hit or even catch the ball and serving a whole game of double faults.
But Croatia held off a match point before a double fault from a nervous Fleming allowed Dodig and Pavic to pull a set back.
I think I was averaging like 15 double faults a match so it's a big improvement.
At the end of the match Djokovic's resistance crumbled and he ended the match on a double fault, with Nadal sinking to his knees on the clay as he savoured the historic moment.
The Serb broke right back, but a double fault at 15-30 proved costly as Radwanska broke a second time and then held for 4-1.
She had a huge big serve so I thought please double fault so I can win the match," Li, 29, and one of China's biggest sports names, said courtside after her wish came true.
Afterwards, Li said, "She had a huge big serve so I thought please double fault so I can win the match.
While Rohan-Aisam duo hit two aces and two double faults, grabbing 52 of the 100 points played, Youzhny and his partner hit three aces and one double fault, earning 48 points.
The wheels were coming off on the other side of the net, with Tsonga conceding another break to go 2-5 down down after throwing in two wayward forehands after another double fault.