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Bijoux0021
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
:sad:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:56 AM
They did. And it wasn't a fucking foot fault. The biggest :bs: ever.
Kim probably would have won anyway.

But that Vania King lookalike should lose her job after that shit.

Carsten
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
they did and it was ;)

nikita771
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
they did and it was ;)

Which match were you watching? The one that I was watching showed that the call was WRONG.

Jacey
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
they replayed it about 5-6x from the last angle they showed you can see a better view...her foot was on the line.

Orbis
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:11 AM
I think it was a foot-fault but there is no fucking reason to call that at 5-6 15-30 second serve. If your foot is a centimetre over the line does it really matter?

Jacey
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:12 AM
wow...& now they replayed it again & they had to mute what Serena was saying because there was so much profanity

mauresmofan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:12 AM
they replayed it about 5-6x from the last angle they showed you can see a better view...her foot was on the line.

I haven't seen it from a good angle they showed it from behind but if you've seen a better angle I'll take your word for it and rules are rules!

mauresmofan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:14 AM
I think it was a foot-fault but there is no fucking reason to call that at 5-6 15-30 second serve. If your foot is a centimetre over the line does it really matter?

YES it does and rules are rules - where do you draw the line then if that's the case?

LDVTennis
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:15 AM
They did. And it wasn't a fucking foot fault. The biggest :bs: ever.
Kim probably would have won anyway.

But that Vania King lookalike should lose her job after that shit.

The replay showed that just prior to launching herself up into the serve, Serena's front foot slides sideways. If the umpire saw that foot brush the baseline, that is a foot fault. The replay did not show her foot from the front. But, the front foot on the replay did slide sideways.

And, what's so bad about looking like Vania King? Oh, I get it. You were being racist.

mykarma
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:18 AM
they did and it was ;)
Glad you winked.

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Serena's foot DID PIVOT sideways, but NEVER touched the line.

DragonFlame
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:20 AM
I saw a replay from the back but it wasnīt very clear. I do think the linejudge was confident in her call and it was the correct one. Itīs sad that itīs at matchpoint. I wish they hadnīt taken the point and give kim a real celebration.

What can you do? Serena smashed a racket after the first set to get a warning, so if she really said something offensive to the linejudge(which looked like it) according to the rules she should lose a point...

It's unfortunate, i wish it ended differently... Especially for kim. Hopefully she'll get a real ending tomorrow, i really hope she does.

Justin
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:24 AM
I think it was a foot-fault but there is no fucking reason to call that at 5-6 15-30 second serve. If your foot is a centimetre over the line does it really matter?

Of course it matters. If it was a challenge on a line call and the ball was a centimeter "out," should they blow off the rules and call the ball "in?" A foot fault does not occur only if your foot is "way" over the service line. Your foot can't touch the line. Period. Not even a centimeter.

This whole thing sort of reminds me of when Daniela H got a point penalty on match point down at some Calif hardcourt tournament one summer for delay of game. Obviously the reason is different here but code violations don't care what the score of the match is.

Bijoux0021
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:28 AM
John McEnroe is hardly a Serena fan, and he kept saying this was not a footfault.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:31 AM
i fail to understand how anyone is saying that they know conclusively whether it was a foot fault or not. i haven't seen a replay from the side which clearly shows the foot on the line. i've seen one from farther back that makes it appear that it was not a foot fault and one from a bit closer that makes it look like one.

if anyone was watching on a channel that showed it from the side please post a video

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:48 AM
A footfault is a call you make when you are 100% sure that the foot has touched the line. I have YET to see an angle that CLEARLY shows that she touched the line.

IF her foot touched the line (which I am fairly confident that it didn't) she should have been called for it and she should have kept her head. I have never seen a WOMAN tennis player lose her cool like that before. I've seen it at least a dozen times on the ATP with no repercussions, but never on the WTA. :shrug:

Shame.

I felt like Serena could have mounted a comeback. Oh well.