Most people think of the “foot fault” call as being a factor of the server’s front foot touching the baseline before the serve is struck; but there is also a foot fault with the BACK foot crossing the extension of the center line.
A Rare Call
In the ladies quarterfinals of this year’s Indian Wells tournament, Flavia Pennetta was called on that error at a critical time in the first set (serving 3-4, 30-30). And the call was made by the center linesman on THE FAR SIDE OF THE COURT (the one calling the center line for the incoming serve).
But as you can see from the close-up, her rear foot is definitely across the extension of the center T… and she didn’t really argue the call.
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