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break·point

 (brāk′point′)
n.
1. or break point A point of discontinuity, change, or cessation.
2. Computers A point in a program at which operation may be interrupted for debugging purposes or manual intervention.
3. break point
a. A situation in tennis in which one more point is needed to break the opponent's serve.
b. The point awarded in such a situation.

break point

n
(Tennis) tennis a point which allows the receiving player to break the service of the server
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She saved another break point in the fifth game before breaking Muguruza with a couple of down-the-line shots to go 4-2 up.
The contest lasted a little over two hours and saw the Indo-French combo convert one out of two break point chances, while their opponents converted three out of 12 break-points.
The Spaniard looked set for a routine win when he broke again early in the second to go 2-1 up, but Cilic had other ideas, forcing him to cough up another break point in the sixth game.
Vekic came again at 6-6, this time with a break point at 30-40, but a booming Konta backhand and slightly less convincing drop shot averted the danger.
I gave up a couple of break point chances but thankfully I grabbed one in the third set.
Williams unleashed a primal roar when setting up her fourth break point but needed two more to start her comeback.
Wawrinka saw another break point disappear in the sixth game.
Murray made much the better start, breaking at the first opportunity as Ferrer double-faulted twice and coming through the only early alarm by saving a break point while serving for the set.
The Serb got another break point and this time he took it to move into a 5–3 lead.
And, although he broke in the third game of the second set when Klizan sent a backhand wide, the Slovakian saved a break point in game seven and broke back in the next on his way to taking the set.
In the third game of the second set, Spears, 33, began to step up on her serve, as she saved a break point and deciding point, both with aces.
The work as a minimum will be split into three phases with a break point between the phases that will provide the opportunity to reassess the viability of the project before moving onto the next