grass court


Definition of grass court

: a tennis court with a grass surface

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And significantly, especially with the All England Club’s grass courts playing slower than usual this year—a boon to Nadal, who prefers a slower surface—the 37-year-old won 45 of 76 points on rallies of five shots or more. Stanley Kay,, "Federer Beats Nadal In Momentous Wimbledon Semifinal, But Djokovic Looms," 12 July 2019 Considering Djokovic has won Wimbledon five times in the past 8 years, paying tribute to the grass court that has played a crucial role in nearly half of his 16 Grand Slam victories seems like the right move. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Resourceful Novak Djokovic Snacks on Grass to Celebrate His Wimbledon Win Because Champions Need Fuel," 15 July 2019 In the previous 39 meetings, Nadal, now 33 years old, has bested Federer 24 times, but the 37-year-old Federer has dominated the grass court and is going for a record ninth Wimbledon title. Julius Long And Jill Martin, CNN, "Weekend sports lineup includes Serena Williams and the Big 3 aiming for more Wimbledon glory," 12 July 2019 The players battling this week on the manicured grass courts of Wimbledon are surrounded by the history of the world’s oldest tennis tournament. Richard Hurowitz, WSJ, "Two Women Who Defied Prejudice At Wimbledon," 4 July 2019 Federer has won two of their previous three meetings on grass courts. Sam Farmer,, "Wimbledon: Federer vs. Nadal could be a classic. It’ll cost ticket buyers $7,335 to find out," 11 July 2019 Next up for Barty on Monday: the unseeded Riske, who is into her first Grand Slam round of 16 in singles at age 29 and is 13-1 on grass courts this season. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Serena Williams Reminds the Wimbledon Field That She Is Still a Force," 6 July 2019 But what is clear is that a large number of grass courts will be constructed on the new site, allowing the club to stage the qualifying tournament at Wimbledon instead of at its current site about four miles away in Roehampton. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "An Epic Wimbledon Final Gives Way to Plans for a Grand Future," 15 July 2019 The incident occurred on June 30 when Williams threw her racquet during a training session on a grass court. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Serena Williams Fined $10K For Damaging Tennis Court Before Wimbledon: 'Maybe I'm Super Strong'," 9 July 2019

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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