double fault

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

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The second set was equally one-sided, Tsonga double-faulting again to lose his opening service game.
But she almost contrived to throw it all away, double-faulting on match point when leading 5-4 in the second set and compounding the mistake with two more double faults in her next service game to allow Williams to square the match.
Raymond was broken for a third time in the set when double-faulting to present her rival with match point and she finished things off with a lightning return of the American's next first serve.
Tauziat condemned herself to the lottery of a final-set tie-break after double-faulting on her second match point, to her and the crowd's disbelief.
Huber, who sprayed 40 unforced errors to Hingis' 16, ended her misery by double-faulting twice in the final game and missing a couple of forehands, giving Hingis 20 of the last 24 points.
Ahead 6-4, Courier blew a set point by double-faulting, but Siemerink netted a backhand that cost him the set.