(redirected from service break)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to service break: service brake
References in periodicals archive ?
Less than 24 hours after both players recorded grueling three-set victories, Vann was able to grab the early momentum, relying on a high first-serve percentage and a couple of service breaks to put the pressure on Lee.
However,an unforced forehand into the net cost Seppi dear as it handed Henman a service break to go 4-2 ahead and he then attacked with success to put him within touching distance of the second round.
It threw up an amazing 14 service breaks, but in the end Henman won as the lights twinkled in the Centre Court gloom and the scoreboard clock ticked onto 8.
Monica Seles was a set up and two service breaks up.
Petrova regained the lead with two more important service breaks in the first set but on each occasion Sharapova managed to break back and the set was forced into a tie-break.
Agassi utilised a lone service break in the fifth game to take the opener, broke immediately in the next set and never looked back.
Those players who win a high percentage of their sets by at least a service break can be considered as above average returners as they have more frequently unlocked their rivalsO serves.
Most of the markets touch on areas amply covered by the spread firms, but Stan James have been more adventurous by allowing punters to bet on whether there will be a tie-break and which player will achieve the first service break.
Admittedly drained even while pulling out the second set, Amritraj began believing in himself when his nifty crosscourt backhand passing shot led to a fifth-game service break.
Williams started the second set with a service break and was never seriously challenged after that.
With Chang up 5-3 in the set's ninth game, Gambill was leading 40-15 and threatening to return the service break, when he went high for an overhead smash.
In yesterday's women's final Spreadwise advised a sell of Sporting's Stop At A Service Break at 44, which earned a fair profit when Venus Williams was broken in the third game.