double fault


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double fault

n.
Two successive service faults in tennis, resulting in the loss of a point.

dou′ble-fault′ v.

double fault

n
(Tennis) the serving of two faults in succession, thereby losing a point
vb
(Tennis) (intr) to serve a double fault

dou′ble fault′


n.
(in tennis, etc.) two faults in succession, resulting in the loss of the point, the loss of the serve, or both.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double fault - (tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
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
fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
Translations
Doppelfehler
References in classic literature ?
Catherine!' interposed Linton, greatly shocked at the double fault of falsehood and violence which his idol had committed.
She double-faulted to trail 4-2 in the second, then got the break back, but another double fault led to a third set where Stephens raced off to 4-1 before prevailing after 2 hours and 24 minutes.
class="MsoNormalShufaa rallied superbly from 4-2 down to level 4-4 despite a double fault in her fourth game.
But Pouille capitalised on a Murray double fault to earn an immediate break in the third set and did not look back.
Konta was first to tighten as three wayward forehands and a double fault conceded the break for 5-3 but then it was Vekic's turn to blink.
Murray's second double fault gave Goffin a way back into the next game but a netted backhand return by the 24-year-old on a Murray second serve and then an ace put the Scot on the verge of a 4-0 lead.
e world No 5 faced more diculty in his next service game when another double fault set up two set points.
The world No.5 faced more difficulty in his next service game when another double fault set up two set points, but a wild forehand and a return into the net saw Isner pass up the chances.
The Serbian sarcastically racket–clapped the crowd at the O2 Arena in London after they cheered his double fault in the second set.
Umpire Kader Nouni came down to the court to speak with the sisters, who carried on, but Serena's fourth double fault in a row meant it was becoming a grim spectacle.
Sharapova's sluggish start was underlined by a double fault that gifted Riske an immediate break-point chance that she did not waste.
Istomin served eight aces and committed one double fault. Garcia-Lopez registered five aces and five double faults.