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foot fault

n. Sports
A fault against the server, as in tennis, called for failure to keep both feet behind the baseline.

foot fault

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footfault

n
(Tennis) tennis a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served

foot′ fault`


n.
the failure of the server in tennis, volleyball, etc., to keep both feet behind the base line until the ball is hit or to keep at least one foot on the ground while hitting the ball.
[1885–90]
foot′fault`, v.i.

foot fault

An illegal move. The server is on or over the base line, or walks or runs while serving.
Translations

foot fault

n (Tennis) → fallo di piede
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There were understandable nerves as Muguruza, 21, served for the match at 5-3, not helped by a foot-fault and a double-fault, but she clinched victory on her first match point with a swinging forehand volley after a powerful first serve forced Radwanska into a desperate high return.
On the foot-fault controversy three years ago, Murray added: "Well it wasn't a problem for me, more for him, because when he gets foot faults he loses the first serve.
There was another foot-fault call in the second set, too.
Murray was diplomatic on the subject, but admitted he had no idea whether the foot-fault calls were correct.
Murray was diplomatic on the subject but admitted he had no idea whether the foot-fault calls were correct.
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On that occasion she was called for a foot-fault during her semi-final with Kim Clijsters, and then deducted a point for threatening to 'ram a ball down the throat' of the line-judge.
There was an immediate - and controversial - response, though, with Troicki broken as the French contingent in the crowd shouted foot-fault at both deuce and break point, to the annoyance of the Serbian pair.
Williams was trailing Clijsters 4-6, 5-6 and serving at 15-30 when the baseline judge called a foot-fault on a second serve.
Williams lashed out at a lineswoman after a foot-fault call at the end of her semi-final loss to eventual champion Kim Clijsters at Flushing Meadows in September.
Trailing 2-1 in the first set, she was called for a borderline foot-fault which, in turn, sparked two back-to-back double faults which handed the first break to Dementieva.
Hewitt was serving at 2-3 and 30-30 in the second set when he was called for a questionable foot-fault.