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US Open tournament director Brewer leaving after '19 edition

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer is stepping down after this year's championship.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced Wednesday that Brewer also will leave his job as its chief professional tennis officer.

Brewer joined the USTA in 1997 and became the U.S. Open tournament director in 2012.

During his tenure, the tournament added the serve clock and warmup clock and expanded electronic line-calling.

Brewer will stay on as a consultant to help the USTA find his replacement.

Word of his departure comes a month after the USTA named Soeren Friemel the new tournament referee for the U.S. Open, replacing Brian Earley, who retired after 26 years in that post.

This year's U.S. Open is Aug. 26 to Sept. 8.

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Updated April 24, 2019

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