n.1.The artifices, intrigues, and plottings, at courts.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Gururaj dominated the second game as Kennedy stuggled to match up to Gururaj's superior court-craft.
Apart from this our Crescent Law School is planning to conduct field visits, extension lectures and groups discussions to impart the skills of court-craft to the learners," he added.
He was fleet-footed and athletic; his court-craft astounding.
Showing good court-craft, Kim dominated proceedings with some clean hitting from the baseline.
The Bulgarian's outstanding athleticism and instinctive court-craft were in stark contrast to Murray's uncustomary flat-footedness and inconsistent ground-strokes.
Dellacqua has neither the court-craft nor the shot-making of Kohlschreiber, yet she captivated Melbourne Park and filled local hearts with pride by beating the fragile Frenchwoman.
Their opponents cleverly varied the pace in gusty conditions, inflicting a salutary lesson in court-craft.
Blake is the highest-ranked player in the bottom half of the draw in this week's Houston clay-court event and though the tournament is being staged on red dirt you would perhaps expect finesse, guile and court-craft to be key to success in Houston.
Akrit was in sublime form in the final and exhibited splendid court-craft and sound temperament to win the menEoe1/4aos singles title with a fighting 21-15, 21-15 victory over Roshan Sheka.
The Warwickshire girl gave former national junior champion Karen Hird a lesson in court-craft in the quarter-finals before seeing off Australian No 1 Kate Leeming in the last four and outhitting six-time world champion Penny Lumley in the final, where she lost the first two games but then took the next 12 to capture her third world crown.
The layers were struggling to separate the pair going into the clash, but it was soon apparent that Hingis would be able to absorb the 30th seed's powerful groundstrokes and the Swiss star's greater finesse and superior court-craft shone through as she clinically dispatched the Russian.
Pierce may be as broad and slightly taller than Serena but these days she lacks the American's ruthless streak and court-craft.