break of serve

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Noun1.break of serve - (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set"
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
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There was just one break of serve in the contest as Serra overcame Karlovic to secure a meeting with Radek Stepanek.
Safina, a three-time finalist in grand slams, was in danger of making an embarrassing exit but somehow held herself together and clawed her way back with a break of serve in game seven.
Safina was in danger of making an embarrassing exit but she clawed her way back with a break of serve.
Today was pretty much a serving contest," admitted Federer of a match which featured just one break of serve.
The 26-year-old continued to hold the upper hand in the second set, securing another break of serve in the fifth game before closing out the match.
Hewitt hadwon all three of the previous meetings between the pair and 20 of his last 21 matches at Queen's Club, and looked set to take the opening set when a forehand winner gave him a break of serve and 3-2 lead.
Schalken earned his only break of serve to level at 3-3 before netting a forehand to give Novak another break and a decisive 4-3 lead.
He sped to a 3-0 lead in the third with one break of serve, but del Potro broke back to narrow the gap to 3-2.
After holding his opening service game Murray forced an instant break of serve to take a 2-0 lead.
Another break of serve in the fifth game ended the set as a contest, with the Federer sliced backhand a particular feature.
She followed that up with a service game to love and took the set with another break of serve in the eighth game, aided by three Groth double faults.
Jankovic survived three set points on her next service game to finally get on the board and then secured her first break of serve.