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The Game

Diana paused for a moment to catch her breath. She had made it to the end of the tournament but she was lagging hard. Yukiko was better than her, that much was clear at this point. She was moving faster, and returning her serves faster than she Diana could move.

What made it worse was Yukiko’s smile… Diana gripped her racket harder. She took the tennis ball and prepared to serve again. Yukiko returned it swiftly and Diana rushed to return it. She managed to keep the rally going until Yukiko put a spin on the last ball and barely got it inside the court.

15-45! The score was called out. Yukiko gave Diana a big smile. Good luck! And served.