US Open 2016: Day 1 by the numbers

Women’s Singles Upsets 21st seed Irina-Camelia Begu fell to Lesia Tsurenko 6-0, 6-4 in 1 hour 14 minutes on Court 14.  Tsurenko dominated on return, breaking Begu 6 times and winning 29 of 49 return points.  Her first serve was very solid – 70% in play and 70% points won as she held 6 of […]

What do Pokemon Go & the US Open have in common?

What do Pokemon Go & the US Open have in common? Both are made visual with Watson. The Watson Visual Recognition API is used at the US Open to analyze every photo taken by the USTA photographers in an effort to enhance the meta-tagging capability of the photo tool. Photos are automatically tagged to identify […]

Watson is serving up API aces at the U.S. Open

As the summer draws to a close, the tennis world turns its attention to New York, where the world’s best tennis players will compete in the final Grand Slam of the year: the U.S. Open. But while all the tennis action takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, the […]

How Andy Murray Captured His Wimbledon Championship

2016 Wimbledon – Day 14 Gentlemen’s Singles Final Milos Raonic vs. Andy Murray First Set: Murray 6 – 4 in 41 minutes Raonic saved a break point in his 2nd service game – with his 2nd serve.  Murray broke on his 2nd break point of the game to take a 4-3 lead.  Raonic faced 3 […]

How Serena Won Wimbledon

2016 Wimbledon – Day 13 Ladies Singles Final Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber First Set: Williams 7 – 5 in 47 minutes Kerber saved 3 break points in her first service game to level the set at 1 – 1. Those were the only break points of the set until Kerber served at 5-6, 15-40. […]

The Men’s Semifinals at Wimbledon

2016 Wimbledon – Day 12 Gentlemen’s Singles Semifinals Milos Raonic vs. Roger Federer First Set: Raonic 6 – 3 in 33 minutes Raonic got the only break of the set on a Roger Federer double fault at 1-2 – his only double fault of the set.  Federer did not earn a break chance against Raonic.  […]

Day 11 Recap-Kerber and Serena set for Australian Open Finals Rematch

2016 Wimbledon – Day 11 Ladies’ Singles Semifinals Serena Williams vs. Elena Vesnina First Set: Williams 6 – 2 in 28 minutes World number 1 Serena Williams played like it in the first set of her semifinal with Elena Vesnina. Williams broke Vesnina’s serve twice in the set, jumping out to a 4 – 0 […]

Day 10 Recap- Federer Completes Stunning Comeback to Reach Semis

2016 Wimbledon – Day 10 Gentlemen’s Singles 6th seed Milos Raonic defeated 28th seed Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in 2 hours 32 minutes on Court 1. Raonic faced only 2 break points in the match and held 21 of 22 service games. He won 87% of his 1st serves and 71% of his […]

Day 9 Recap-Kerber Bests Halep in Epic Battle

2016 Wimbledon – Day 9 Ladies’ Singles 4th seed Angelique Kerber survived a hard fought battle with 5th seed Simona Halep 7-5, 7-6(2) to advance to her 2nd career Wimbledon semifinal. The match lasted 1 hour 31 minutes and had more breaks of serve than holds – 13 breaks in 24 service games. Both players […]

Day 8 Recap

2016 Wimbledon – Day 8 Ladies’ Singles Upsets 19th seed Dominika Cibulkova outlasted 3rd seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 in 3 hours on Court 3. Cibulkova saved a match point serving at 5-6 in the final set and won it on her second match point. This was a true rollercoaster match – both players […]

Recap of Day 7 at Wimbledon

2016 Wimbledon – Day 7   Notable Results 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came from 2 sets down and saved a match point in the final set to defeat the 18th seed John Isner 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 19-17 in 4 hours 25 minutes on Court 2.  This was a typical serving duel with Tsonga finally outlasting Isner.  Tsonga held 37 of 38 […]

Day 6 Recap – Top Seeded Djokovic Stunned

2016 Wimbledon – Day 6 Gentlemen’s Singles Upsets 28th seed Sam Querrey upset 1st seed Novak Djokovic 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in 2 hours 58 minutes on Court 1. Sam Querrey overpowered Djokovic with his big first serve and stayed with him from the baseline to upset the two time defending champion. Querrey […]