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Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

They hardly had any footfaults the whole year
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Re: Why did only Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

I remeber that O´Brien had 5 in one match! Poor Serena
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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

did many other players get footfaults???? the only matches i watched with the sound on (and no other windows open) were vee, rena and francy. Did they just decide to crackdown on footfaulting at this tournament???

rena's staredown came from an unquestionable footfault that should definitely have been called. this one...i'm not so sure

they didn't tend to replay vee's too much, but she had a load more than rena

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Re: Why did only Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

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I remeber that O´Brien had 5 in one match! Poor Serena
didn't vee have 7???

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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

This is a fair point to be hoenst.

Maybe the line judges were taught to be less lenient on foot faults, and Serena and Venus just cut it fine. I don't know. But whether Serena did foot fault or not aside, her reaction was unnaceptable.

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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

They had almost no footfaults the whole year and now they are making so many? I wonder whats wrong with both the sisters at the same time in the same tournament.
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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

The line judges were obviously told to pay more attention to it, the Williams Sisters were not the only ones to be called out.



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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

I wonder if lines people were asked to crack down on footfaults this summer. Many were called in Cincy. Maria got called for several in Toronto... I just wonder if the lines people in a training session were told... you know you've been allowing so many foot faults... you have to start calling those.
Although... at last year's USO when McHale got overcome by heat... she was starting serves with more than half her foot over the line and inside the court... and nothing was called.
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didn't vee have 7???
I was talking about Serena
I´m sure some people make the drama just because Serena´s yesterdays foot-fault
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I was talking about Serena
I´m sure some people make the drama just because Serena´s yesterdays foot-fault
this particular thread is about both sisters, not serena specifically

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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

I have not seen any conclusive footage of the footfault. The one that occurred before the staredown was a definite fault, her foot kind of double skipped. I have watched available tape of this fault and her foot was solid, but the shot was from behind. After looking I feel that call probably should not have been made. Has anyone seen a side shot?

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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

Underlying racism.
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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

I dont remember actually Venus/Serena footfaulting in Wimbledon...
even when Vee had her knee heavily wrapped
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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

The judges have been really bad this Open. In the Roger vs Novak match..chair umpire overruling clean aces, balls on the line called out.. it's just sad.

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Re: Why did Serena and Venus commit so many footfaults during USO?

Oh come on, let's just give the OP what he wants...

The judges are all racists!!!!
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