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Two British scientists call into question Hawk-Eye's accuracy

Updated: June 19, 2008, 12:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The Hawk-Eye line-calling system used at Wimbledon may not be quite as accurate as people think.

Two British scientists have done a study that raises the fallibility of the technology that has been the final arbiter of whether balls are in or out on Wimbledon's courts since 2007.

"It's absolutely vital to have a health warning stamped on this because what you see with Hawk-Eye doesn't always correspond to what's actually happened," said Harry Collins, a social sciences professor ...

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