Tiebreaker

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Tiebreaker

A random character assigned to a matchcode to prevent duplicate codes. This is important when matchcodes are derived from personal information such as addresses or zip codes in which repetitions are probable. A tiebreaker is also called a unique character.
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5 points, edging out second-placer Woman International Master (WIM) Mila Zarkovic of Serbia on tiebreak.
Usually a tiebreak favours the player with the bigger serve as he is likely to have to work less hard for points but Berdych was his own worst enemy as double faults in each one helped the Swiss get over the line, the report added.
The No 3 seed then took a grip on the tiebreak from the start, Henman putting a forehand out on the first point and in fact gifting Hewitt the first five points he scored with a number of errors.
But this time Sampras kept his concentration, sealing the tiebreak 7-4.
Irvin, a qualifier, dropped the first set and forced a tiebreak in the third before she fell, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5).
The Swiss top seed, eyeing his eighth title in the grasscourt Wimbledon warmup event, held serve throughout but was taken to two tiebreaks having failed to secure a single break point against the Croatian's powerful serve.
The Spaniard has won all his matches in straight sets but this was the first time he didn't need any tiebreaks.
Nadal needed two tiebreaks to beat the pesky Wawrinka in the two hour, 42 minutes marathon match.
If Schalken does take a set or two off Sampras (a scenario which is not anticipated), it is likely they will come via tiebreaks.
Sampras proved steadier in the tiebreaks and won 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
1 paid the penalty for losing two tiebreaks in a rain-interrupted semi-final against Ivan Ljubicicinthe Qatar Exxon Mobil Open, losing 7-6 (7/2) 3-6 7-6 (7/5).