double fault

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

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Williams, who twice served to win the match, double-faulted on the last point of the game that made it 6-6 and forced the tiebreaker.
In the second, Sharapova double-faulted at 4-4 to hand the initiative to Li, who made no mistake.
Clearly distracted, she double-faulted and went on to lose the game, letting Henin-Hardenne, the second seed, back into the set.
Nadal finally broke serve in the fourth game of the second set when Querrey double-faulted to go down 1-3.
Roddick's own serve was not entirely impenetrable as he was forced to save two break points of his own in the previous game, but he remained in control and broke for a second time and the set when Coria double-faulted again with 35 minutes on the clock.
On May 5, Roddick was in his third-round match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco when his opponent apparently double-faulted, and the umpire awarded the match to Roddick.
Harkleroad stayed alive after Washington double-faulted and eventually took the game after Washington went wide on a shot and then double-faulted again.
In the final game Williams claimed victory when Likhovtseva double-faulted the last two points.
Hrbaty, the Slovak second seed, gave up just one game in his 6-1, 6-0 win over the Wimbledon semi-finalist from Belarus, who double-faulted on several important points and sent the simplest of forehands wide.
Golding, from Richmond, double-faulted twice to gift Andreev the first game, but he broke back immediately and then moved 3-1 ahead after his opponent also double-faulted.
O'Brien again double-faulted on the second of two break points to give Date-Krumm a 3-0 lead before a third double in the fifth gave Date-Krumm three break points.
Robredo broke Murray in the third game when the Scot double-faulted.
It will be interesting to see the chances Federer takes with his second serve, as he hasn't double-faulted in his last four matches against Nadal yet has had little success for it.
Safarova was two points from the set on her opponent's serve in the 12th game and, after mishitting a volley that would have given her three set points, took the set when her opponent double-faulted on set point.
She double-faulted, then hit three shots into the net to give Mauresmo the break.