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Tennis a method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after every two points
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Zhu Chen tallied seven points to win the gold medal by tiebreaker over silver medallist WIM Zhai Mo and bronze medallist WGM Wang Jue, both of China.
Williams, who twice served to win the match, double-faulted on the last point of the game that made it 6-6 and forced the tiebreaker.
A lot has yet to be determined, but the Cowboys would lose in most tiebreaker scenarios for the wild card.
Following the Wednesday, October 3rd scheduled close to the regular season, any necessary regular season tiebreaker games would be broadcast exclusively by TBS.
Kersee told The Associated Press that the sprinters won't decide on a tiebreaker until after the 200 final.
And if they want to avoid the agony of trying to figure out a last-game tiebreaker, they'll have to do it soon.
Tiebreakers usually aren't anything particularly unusual or exotic, but more often the mastery of a customer's basic expectation.
After Young, who trailed 4-1, hit a backhand winner on the line to tie the tiebreaker at 4-4, Russell hit a backhand into the net, followed by two forehand errors to relinquish the set.
If the granddaughter is a qualifying child of both her grandmother and mother, IRC section 32(c)(1)(C)--the tiebreaker rule--should apply, but it doesn't.
Either or both of the potential Wild Card tiebreaker games, if necessary, would be played on Thursday, September 29th.
After withstanding two break points in the second game of the third set by smoking two more aces, Roddick again elbowed his way into the tiebreaker.
Although Goodwein struggled with his movement the remainder of the set, the senior gave the Highlanders a leg to stand on when they needed it most, as he and Bonilla outlasted Fung and Nguyen in a tiebreaker to help Granada Hills prevail 15-141/2 at Balboa Sports Complex and advance to its first City final since 2006.