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service break

n.
A game won on an opponent's serve, as in tennis.

serv′ice break`



n.
a game won against an opponent's service, as in tennis.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.service break - a tennis game won on the opponent's service
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
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
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After the service break, he was at his best as he took a commanding win with a difference of 50 seconds in SS3 and in the final special stage Rawahi again won the stage with a minute gap to finish overall third.
He played much tougher in the second set Friday against Dimitrov, getting a service break for 4-4 before Dimitrov broke back and served out the victory in a match that featured extended baseline rallies.
Coric started with a service break and then had two more in the fifth and seventh game as his French opponent struggled with his service with five double faults in his last two service games.
29 Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 7-5 in a match featuring just one service break.
Verdasco had the service break until the Spaniard was broken by Murray in the sixth and then the eighth games to take the first set.
The margin of victory in both sets was a single service break in a match that went over two-and-a-half hours.
One service break apiece in the first set led to a tie-break which the Spaniard eventually won 9/7.
Li took the first service break in the second set to remain on track with a 3-2 lead, grabbed a second at 5-2 and served out the match.
The first set then swung Berdych's way with a spurt of 13 points out of 15, including a crucial service break in the sixth game when a Murray yanked a forehand low into the net.
Both players coped better with the wind than Sharapova and it was not until the eighth game that either really threatened a service break, but in the end it was Schiavone who won through.
WINNER: Llodra In a tight first set, the Frenchman claimed the only service break in the 12th game to seal a one-set lead.
There was a brief moment of hope for Federer's many fans as he nailed his first service break of the final and levelled at 2-2.