LINE judges will no longer feature at the US Open after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Monday that it was implementing the use of electronic line-calling on all courts at the year’s final Grand Slam.
Electronic line-calling technology was also used at last year’s US Open, apart from at the Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong stadiums. The technology was also deployed at the Australian Open.
The USTA said in a statement that seven of the nine ATP and WTA tournaments on the US swing would use the technology on all competition courts in 2021.
“The USTA implemented electronic line-calling for the 2020 Western & Southern Open and US Open on all courts except Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong Stadiums,” the governing body added. — Reuters