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Gamesmanship is name of the game in tennis

Cheating is hard to pull off in tennis. However, whether it's coaching from the stands or bathroom breaks, players can -- and do -- get away with various forms of gamesmanship, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: August 9, 2007, 12:22 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

As Maria Sharapova began her service motion, Patty Schnyder, not quite ready across the net, raised her hand to call time. Sharapova, who later said she didn't see Schnyder's signal until her follow-through, hit the serve, which a flat-footed Schnyder did not attempt to return.

The chair umpire ruled it an ace. Schnyder complained, and the crowd watching the fourth-round match at this year's French Open whistled their collective disapproval in the European fashion. For the rest of the ...

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