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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In a tight opening set Murray gained the crucial break of serve in the seventh game before serving out the set 6-4.
One break of serve gave the first set to the Japanese superstar who broke the Frenchman twice in the second set before clinching the victory on his second match point.
It was a lot of luck." A double break of serve put Federer up 4-1 before Fognini broke back with a backhand winner down the line.
He needed just one break of serve in the second to seal a 6-1 6-3 win.
Both players left Court 14 before the start of the final set and the break seemed to settle Boulter who regained her composure and as the set reached its climax and with the score at 4-4, Boulter clinched a break of serve to lead 5-4 and serve for the match for a second time.
Baghdatis came into the clash in positive spirits after his opening round victory over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller on Tuesday, and after both players exchanged a break of serve each, the first set went to a tie-break, which the Cypriot eventually won after saving a set point.
Another break of serve in game seven set Murray up for victory which he secured by serving out for a 6-1 6-2 success in 58 minutes.
But Lucic-Baroni, the world number 70, wasn't able to capitalise and after the 13th break of serve of the match in the 11th game, it was Cornet who emerged triumphant.
The match against the 24-yearold Canadian was not a walkover for Murray and he needed to fight back from a break of serve down in the second set to win - but the world No 4 showed his class and claimed victory in one hour and 43 minutes.
However, Ferrer produced a timely break of serve and then followed that up with another in game 12 to set up a meeting with compatriot Fernando Verdasco.
Left-hander Meehan used his booming serve to good effect in the opening set, and with one break of serve, took the early initiative to capture the set 6-3.
Radwanska, runner up at Wimbledon last year, had to serve to stay in the match, but Robson claimed her fifth break of serve to win.