Thu. May 30th, 2024

Electronic Line Call technology has caused controversy at the 2024 Australian Open after making a blatant error during a women’s doubles match. The technology did not rule a ball out that had landed long, confusing the players and chair umpire. Despite the confusion, the players accepted the decision and continued with the game. However, fans on social media have expressed their dissatisfaction with the technology, with many calling for the return of linespeople. They argue that technology can be rigged and takes away the skill and suspense from the game. The incident has sparked debate about the use of technology in tennis matches and the need for strict scrutiny.

In terms of the women’s doubles draw at the Australian Open, four teams have already secured their places in the quarterfinals. This includes top seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula, who withdrew from the tournament before the opening round. Other notable pairings include No. 2 seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Elise Mertens, No. 4 seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe, and Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic. There are still two matches left in the third round to determine the remaining quarterfinalists.

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