Definitions

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  • noun tennis A forehand or backhand shot that is executed after the ball has bounced once on the court.

Etymologies

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ground +‎ stroke

Examples

  • The other four tiebreaker points ended with return or groundstroke miscues by the Italian.

    Li Na Wins French Open Title

  • This was a wild slugfest filled with long rallies featuring every sort of pounding groundstroke, drop volley, sliding point-saver known —and a few, thanks to Monfils—that weren't.

    This U.S. Open Story Brought to You By...

  • He had long, dirty blonde hair and his front tooth had fallen out the night before, but in the photos he was smiling and swinging a forehand at an invisible yellow ball; a massive groundstroke straight out of the fifth set on the lawns of Wimbledon.

    Breadcrumbs

  • The other four tiebreaker points ended with return or groundstroke miscues by the Italian.

    Li Na Wins French Open Title

  • Mr. McEnroe shoved his hands on his hips after netting a groundstroke, he talked to himself, he glared at his coach to challenge an ace from Mr. Roddick and yes, if you press him he'll admit some of it is showmanship.

    John McEnroe's Next Frontier: Home

  • Then she dropped a groundstroke into the net, presenting Williams with a second match point.

    U.S. Open title No. 3 makes Serena No. 1 again

  • Despite some hereditary vestibular ataxia that afflicts him and his brother (my Uncle Chuck), he can still hit a deep backhand groundstroke that will make you regret having wandered into no-man's-land.

    act III, things get interesting

  • This time it was Djokovic who had triple-set point on his serve, only to come unglued under the pressure of his first final with two groundstroke errors and a cross-court forehand winner from Federer, one of 42 he hit in the two-hour, 26-minute match.

    Federer stands tall, snares fourth straight Open title

  • But Bartoli, who upset No. 3 Jelena Jankovic in the fourth round and No. 1 Justine Henin in the semifinals, made things interesting by breaking back with the help of a double-fault and two groundstroke errors by Williams.

    Venus rises to her fourth Wimbledon title

  • Despite some hereditary vestibular ataxia that afflicts him and his brother (my Uncle Chuck), he can still hit a deep backhand groundstroke that will make you regret having wandered into no-man's-land.

    time to make crullers

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