13 September 2009

If television tennis coverage can track the flight...

...of balls in such an exact way that viewers (and umpires and line judges) can declare when a ball is less than a fraction of an inch in or out, why can't anyone tell us if the line judge's foot fault call on Serena Williams in last night's US Open semi-final was correct?

All sorts of commentators are more than willing to say that such a minor penalty should never be called at that point in a major match (an assessment with which I don't necessarily agree), but it'd still be nice to know if the line judge was at least correct in the call.

There are no cameras directed at the baseline? Fault!

1 comment:

  1. But we could read Serena's lips the cameras were so focused! Feet are over rated.