break (someone's) serve

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break (someone's) serve

In tennis, to win a game that is being served by one's opponent. She broke her opponent's serve in the last game, and it looks like the match is now firmly in her control.
See also: break, serve
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Henman, playing in his first singles quarter-final on clay, took the first set 6-3 and was 4-3 up in the final set but allowed the Argentine to break his serve and march on to a 3-6 6-1 6-4 victory.