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Last Updated: Tuesday, 3 October 2006, 08:25 GMT 09:25 UK
Australian Open to use Hawk-Eye
Hawk-Eye technology in action
The US Open became the first Grand Slam to use the technology
Players will be able to challenge line calls via a video replay system at January's Australian Open.

Organisers have confirmed Hawk-Eye technology will be used on Rod Laver Arena, following its success at this year's US Open.

However, they have yet to decide whether to limit the amount of challenges a player can make.

Meanwhile, the prize money on offer has been set at a tournament record 680,000 for the singles winners.

The total prize money has increased by five per cent on this year's tournament.

Tournament director Craig Tiley said he was excited about the introduction of Hawk-Eye.

"It will be a fantastic innovation for the fans. We will have two giant screens at Rod Laver Arena and it will be a great way of involving spectators," he said.

The Australian Open takes place at Melbourne Park from 15 to 28 January.

SEE ALSO
Hawk-Eye technology makes debut
22 Mar 06 |  Tennis
How does Hawk-Eye work?
06 Sep 05 |  Laws & Equipment


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