After weeks of rumours, Tennis Australia has confirmed the Australian Open will become the first Grand Slam to replace all linespeople with Hawkeye technology.
The move comes as the tournament seeks to limit the number of people on court in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in reality has been a few years in the making.
The US Open introduced a similar approach at last year’s tournament. Only the two main showcourts had linespeople, with every other court using Hawkeye technology.
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