I’m off to a U.S. Open costume party (I’m going as Elton John complete with stacked silver heels, rhinestone studded glasses and my Mo Connelly wooden racket, image to follow later), but first I have a few questions for you about Serena’s outburst at the U.S. Open (see above):
- Will foot faults be reviewable before there’s a roof on Arthur Ashe stadium?
- While a foot fault is not as important as a line call, is there any reason a foot fault should not be called on an important point?
- Should foot faults be eliminated?
- Has there been an increase in foot fault calls in the past year or so or is it just me?
- Have you ever seen a line judge approach the chair umpire and complain about a player’s behavior before?
- Do you think a line judge at one of the other three (non U.S.) slams would have approached the chair umpire?
- Would the chair umpire have given Serena the point penalty that ended the match if the line judge had not approached the chair?
- Should Serena have lost the match for her outburst?
Let’s hear it.
[Correction: One should never put up a post in the middle of dressing up like Elton John, it’s too distracting. Apparently the line judge was called by the chair umpire so questions 5-7 are are irrelevant. As for the other questions, please weight in.]