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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tennis Balls to Change

HONG KONG () -- The International Tennis Federation has decided to modify tennis balls in an attempt to blunt the advantage of power servers and make the sport more entertaining.

ITF President Brian Tobin said Saturday that the new balls, to go into use immediately, would increase rallying on hard surfaces.

The ITF also has implemented a 20-second limit between points for tournaments under its jurisdiction -- the Davis Cup, Grand Slams and Federation Cup events.