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Video: Saluting Billie Jean King

Naming the entire complex after a tennis hero is a brave act by Arlen Kantarian, the U.S.T.A.’s chief executive for professional tennis, and Franklin Johnson, the association’s chairman. They gave up millions of dollars of potential naming rights in order to honor a woman from the public courts, but in doing so they also raised a note of idealism.

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First Use of Electronic Line Calls

The USTA, the ATP and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ATP announced in 2006 that electronic line calling technology, along with a player challenge system, will become part of professional tennis in North America.

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