MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local):
Moments after Ashleigh Barty‘s three-set win over Maria Sharapova, chair umpire Alison Hughes had a bit of a fright when the “Spider Cam” camera operated by the tournament’s host broadcaster crashed into a sun canopy over her head.
It has since been shut down.
The camera, which hovers above the court on cables and can move vertically or horizontally over the courts, wobbled in the air for several seconds after it hit the canopy before officials lowered it to the ground.
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