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a fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline

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Berdych grabbed a break point when a foot fault contributed to a Fognini double fault but after flinging his racket to the ground in frustration, the Italian saved it with a stunning pass.
Former champion Andy Roddick crashed out of the US Open after ranting at a line judge who called a foot fault against him.
Called for a foot fault in her semi-final against Clijsters, Williams exploded in an ugly outburst threatening a line judge during a confrontation that ultimately cost her the match.
Williams unleashed a volley of abuse at a line judge for calling a foot fault that left her facing match point against Kim Clijsters
Rain delayed the semifinal match between Clijsters and Serena Williams, then that match ended abruptly Saturday night in a very different kind of storm: Williams' tirade at a linesperson after a foot fault call resulted in a penalty that decided the final point of the match.
A foot fault and a second serve straight into the net.
At 5-3 in the first set tie-break when I got called for that foot fault, I went mad but on the next point I was back on it and I won the set.
A foot fault (shown as red) is declared if you touch the baseline, step on the extension of the center mark, or step on the sideline with either foot before hitting the ball.
FOOT FAULT Commons hails the fans then throws them his boots (far left) but Deila (left) insists he's staying
The end of the mixed doubles match was strange, with Bhupathi disputing a call for about a minute, then Lindstedt following with a pair of double-faults, the second of which came on a foot fault that compelled him to lightly toss his racket over the net.
With seconds to go, Gaama thought he had won it with a go-ahead free-throw, only for the referee to chalk the point off for a noticeable foot fault.
FORMER champion Andy Roddick this morning crashed out of the US Open after ranting at a line judge who called a foot fault against him.
Last year, she lost in the semi-finals after an outburst at a line judge over a foot fault call.
NEW YORK Eoe1/4" World Number One Serena Williams was hit with a record fine and two years of probation yesterday for her outburst over a foot fault call in a US Open semifinal.