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Marina Erakovic says she can only benefit from her lesson at the hands of tennis great Venus Williams in Miami this morning (NZ time).The area between the doubles sideline and the lines next to them is called the doubles alley, which is considered playable in doubles play.tennis originated in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" and had heavy connections to the ancient game of real tennis. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including people in wheelchairs. In the United States, there is a collegiate circuit organized by the National Collegiate Athletics Association.Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). Each tennis player uses a strung racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt (most of the time yellow) but can be any color or even two-tone) over a net into the opponent's court.
Erakovic's run in the $US3.7 million ($NZ4.7 million) Sony Ericsson WTA tournament ground to a halt in the third round, hammered 2-6 1-6 by the American world No 7 and winner of six Grand Slam titles. The short mark in the center of each baseline is referred to as either the hash mark or the center mark. The outermost tennis lines that make up the length are both called the doubles sideline.The tennis lines that delineate the width of the court are called the baseline (furthest back) and the service line (middle of the court). These are the boundaries used when doubles is being played. After its creation, tennis spread throughout the upper-class English-speaking population before spreading around the world. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all ages.
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