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

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In her service game, Serena was struggling to bounce the ball and keep it under any semblance of control, and the first two double faults at the beginning of her first service game highlighted the diffi-culties she was experiencing.
Robson, who has one of the highest double fault ratios on the women's tour, has begun working on her delivery with new coach Miles Maclagan and says the early signs of encouraging - even if they don't share the same taste in films.
By that stage, Azarenka, who has never got beyond the quarter-finals in Paris, had already sent down 23 unforced errors and eight double faults.
In contrast, Murray was still sluggish, serving up two double faults, the second seeing him go 2-0 down.
An out-of-sorts Murray then served up two double faults, the second seeing him go 2-0 down.
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.
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 23-year-old served three double faults in a row to lose her serve early in the first set, and although she clawed that break back, she promptly lost serve again in the next game to allow Wozniacki to serve out for the set.
Federer won the first six points but then served two double faults and made two more unforced errors to hand his opponent the first break.
Murray's first-serve percentage was down at 45% for the match and, with the Scot winning only 38% of his secondserve points and serving eight double faults, he admitted there was no way he could win the match.
Murray served three aces but two double faults in the match, which lasted for exactly an hour, while his 70 per cent first-serve ratio in an improved second set will give him encouragement for his second-round clash with Leonardo Mayer.
And repeated double faults from Venus enabled her younger sister to cruise to victory in just over 90 minutes.
The world number 20 hit six aces in his first two service games and threatened to break Murray in the eighth game after the Scot posted two double faults.
The world number 179 had been nerveless in round one but could not get into the match at all in the first set, spraying his forehand and serving three double faults.