grass court

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Definition of grass court

: a tennis court with a grass surface

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The draw gods did Stephens no favors, pitting her against Donna Vekic of Croatia, a formidable grass court player, who hits a heavy, flat ball. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Five Thoughts From Day One of Wimbledon," 2 July 2018 The hitch is Nadal’s grass court play and recent results at Wimbledon. The Si Staff, SI.com, "Wimbledon 2018 Preview Roundtable: Predictions, Dark Horses, More," 29 June 2018 Much has changed since Serena claimed her first Wimbledon singles title 16 years ago, but one thing has remained the same—her dominance on the grass court. Julia Poe, SI.com, "A History of Serena Williams' Seven Wimbledon Titles," 12 July 2018 Image The grass courts at Wimbledon are known as the best in the world. John Clarke, New York Times, "For Wimbledon’s Grass, It’s Not Easy Being Green," 30 June 2018 Grass was once the primary surface for the original sport of lawn tennis, but Orange Lawn is one of roughly 14 remaining clubs with grass courts left in the United States. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Serving Up the Past and the Future at Orange Lawn," 26 Apr. 2018 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

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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