Line judge officiating men's final
NEW YORK -- The line judge who called the foot fault on Serena Williams is officiating this year's U.S. Open men's final.
She was working the baseline late in last year's semifinal between Williams and Kim Clijsters when she called a foot fault on a second serve by Williams, giving Clijsters match point.
That prompted a profanity-laced, racket-brandishing, finger-pointing tirade by Williams that resulted in Clijsters being awarded a penalty point, ending the match.
In a statement before this year's Open, tournament organizers said Tsurubuchi "is a world-class official and we are confident in her abilities."
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
MORE TENNIS HEADLINES
- Serena, Djokovic selected as ITF world champs
- Berdych brings on ex-Murray coach Vallverdu
- Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL exhibition event
- All 100 top-ranked men set for Aussie Open
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
U.S. Open 2010
Rafael Nadal Women's doubles:
Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova
Bob and Mike Bryan
Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan
The Pulse »
Slam Central »
Follow us on Twitter »
Slam Tracker »