FCI Question 30

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Physlet Problem Description

Despite a very strong wind, a tennis player manages to hit a tennis ball with her racquet so that the ball passes over the net and lands in her opponent's court. 
Consider the following forces:

1. A downward force of gravity.
2. A force by the "hit".
3. A force exerted by the air.


Which of the above forces is (are) acting on the tennis ball after it has left contact with the racquet and before it touches the ground?

(A) 1 only.
(B) 1 and 2.
(C) 1 and 3.
(D) 2 and 3.
(E) 1, 2, and 3