foot fault

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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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Karlovic famously complained there was a conspiracy against him when he was foot-faulted 11 times during a defeat to Murray at Wimbledon in 2012.
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In the third he opened up a quick 3-0 lead as Gimeno-Traver began to falter, even being foot-faulted at one stage in the third game before completing a double fault to lose it.
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At 2-0 down in the fifth he was foot-faulted twice then spat in disgust and swore loudly.
Williams had lost her cool after being foot-faulted during her US Open semi-final defeat by Kim Clijsters.
The American second seed had picked up her first for racquet abuse after going one set down and with Clijsters a set and 6-5 up, her temper boiled over when she was foot-faulted at 15-30 on a second serve.
The incident marred the end of her semi-final loss to Kim Clijsters after the official had foot-faulted her to set up match point to the Belgian.
Safin raged and ranted at umpire Carlos Bernades after he was controversially foot-faulted on a second serve late in the fourth set against Vince Spadea.
Hewitt received a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct for gesticulating angrily at an umpire who foot-faulted him in the third set, but was gracious in defeat.
Malisse, who is coached by Tim Henman's former mentor David Felgate, was foot-faulted at 3-4, 15-all in the fifth set.