grass court

noun

Definition of grass court 

: a tennis court with a grass surface

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Even better for Nadal: Everyone says the grass courts are harder and the ball is bouncing higher than usual, because of the hot weather. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "The Current Dry Conditions at Wimbledon: Advantage, Nadal," 9 July 2018 Until the lines are painted and the nets are erected in late May, the grass courts at Orange Lawn together look like a vast, unmanicured putting green. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Serving Up the Past and the Future at Orange Lawn," 26 Apr. 2018 Williams is seeded 25th after returning from having a baby, but is looking like her usual dominant self on the grass courts. Mattias Karen, Houston Chronicle, "Serena Williams, Roger Federer reach Wimbledon quarterfinals," 10 July 2018 Overall, Williams has won eight grass court titles, all here at the All England Club. Sandra Harwitt, USA TODAY, "Serena Williams even closer to top-notch form, reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals," 9 July 2018 Williams is seeded 25th after returning from having a baby, but is looking like her usual dominant self on the grass courts. Mattias Karen, Houston Chronicle, "Serena Williams, Roger Federer reach Wimbledon quarterfinals," 10 July 2018 Wimbledon starts on July 2, as the world's top tennis players will compete for a major title at the grass courts of the All England Club. Jenna West, SI.com, "2018 Wimbledon TV Schedule," 1 July 2018 For an elevated echelon of athletes, Wimbledon — with its grass courts, all-white dress code and strawberries and cream tradition — could be considered palatial in terms of sporting events. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "Palace Skateboards teams with Adidas for court-driven apparel and accessories collaboration," 26 June 2018 Williams, 36, has won seven singles titles at Wimbledon and, if healthy, will be among the favorites on the grass courts of the All England Club. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Serena Williams Is Told to Rest, but Should Be Ready for Wimbledon, Her Coach Says," 7 June 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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