break point

(redirected from break points)
Also found in: Dictionary, Financial, Encyclopedia.

break point

point of rupture (of supportive tissues/materials); see law, Hook's
References in periodicals archive ?
Kvitova's service continued to be under pressure in the third set, and she saved two break points again in the fourth game to stay 2-2.
The contest lasted a little over two hours and saw the Indo-French combo convert one out of two break point chances, while their opponents converted three out of 12 break-points.
The Croat hung on and even had a chance to take the lead, but squandered three break points of his own with the score tied at 5-5 in the first set.
She spurned two set points before a pair of double faults allowed Konta back in and it was the Croatian who was relieved with a tie-break after saving four break points at 5-5.
That one game in the first set, I was down four break points, Isner said.
He needed every ounce in his strength of serve to prevent Mannarino breaking him in the fifth game, firing four aces to take his tally to 12 and rescue three break points.
The pressure peaked when Williams claimed two break points, only for Watson to rally to deuce.
Murray made much the better start, breaking at the first opportunity as Ferrer double-faulted twice and coming through the only early alarm by saving a break point while serving for the set.
The Scot held serve in the third game and had two break points in a 10–minute battle in the fourth but Djokovic held his nerve for 3–1.
And, although he broke in the third game of the second set when Klizan sent a backhand wide, the Slovakian saved a break point in game seven and broke back in the next on his way to taking the set.
On a warm Friday in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 21-minute first set began with Soares, 32, serving first and fending off two break points before holding.
Del Potro earned three break points in Federer's opening service game and converted the third when the 32-year-old drove a forehand wide.