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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

Hold it! Before you vote yes, watch the video and read on...



Sequence goes from 0:36 to 0:42.
0:36 - 0:38 ==> you see the shadow under her shoe far from the line
0:39 ==> her shoe covers the shadow exactly at the same spot where the shadow was before
0:40 - 0:42 ==> she lifts her heel, leaving the front of her foot still at the same spot.

I know the angle makes it appear that the foot is touching the line, but if you follow the shadow, it's clear that it isn't the case.

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No foot fault



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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

No, and it's already known that it wasn't one, and was added to the investigation.
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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

It doesn't matter if her foot was or was not touching the line, there is no justfication for Serena cussing and threathening the line judge because she knows the proper protocol to follow.

Everybody makes mistakes, but there is a way to handle it.

Serena still had another chance to serve and get another point and she still had another chance to win the game because it wasn't over despite her having a foot fault call.

Serena lost because of her own actions, and it's over and she just has to move on.
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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

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No, and it's already known that it wasn't one, and was added to the investigation.
Is it official? can you provide a link ?

thanks in advance.
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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

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No, and it's already known that it wasn't one, and was added to the investigation.
are you sure???

It doesn't look like, but we can't see well... I just wonder whether that same linesperson was in Venus' matches as well...

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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

the lineperson is sitting right on the line with a few hundred people looking over her shoulder.

it would take real balls to make a bad call, at that time, against fellow american, serena williams, at the us open.

just get over it. that day, serena played like a loser and acted like one.
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the lineperson is sitting right on the line with a few hundred people looking over her shoulder.

it would take real balls to make a bad call, at that time, against fellow american, serena williams, at the us open.

just get over it. that day, serena played like a loser and acted like one.
Why would the line judge be afraid??? I mean it's not like Mariana Alvez got a punishment for her behaviour in US open 2004???
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Is it official? can you provide a link ?

thanks in advance.
In the investigation article they say that the video will be reviewed. I assume that means the call too, but who knows?

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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

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the lineperson is sitting right on the line with a few hundred people looking over her shoulder.

it would take real balls to make a bad call, at that time, against fellow american, serena williams, at the us open.

just get over it. that day, serena played like a loser and acted like one.
No, I think that lines woman is just stupid, pure and simple.

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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

Obviously with this angle of video no one can make the right decision. The only thing you can see is serena adjusted her foot at the last minute(the front of her foot as well, look closely), it went a little foreward. You can´t see if it´s touching the line from this angle. A linesman should, from the angle where she was sitting... If we don't get a better video you have to go with the angle from where the linesman was sitting.

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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

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Obviously with this angle of video no one can make the right decision.

Uh, don't be ridiculous! Didn't you read the opening post? Some Serena fans are clearly able to tell from that angle that there was "clearly" no double fault. Or do you actually think the those Serena fans who have claimed so are maybe biased?
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Re: Was there foot fault? Let's examine the video together and decide

Oh Serena. I don't have words. I feel for Kim but I also feel for Serena. Not the first time she has had controversial calls at the US Open.

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