From tracking tweets and social media engagement during matches; to reporting on the weather and fans in attendance in Paris; to the on-court numbers like serve-speed and distance covered, IBM technologies covers all aspects of the game to help to bring the digits of tennis to life at the 2015 French Open.
For the second Grand Slam of the season, SI.com has once again partnered with IBM to bring readers data-driven infographics and visualizations that help fully tell each storyline at the French Open. For two weeks, SI.com and IBM will bring the matches at Roland Garros to life in the most engaging ways possible by using data analytics on serve speeds, court temperatures, scores, player match-ups and more. Over 41 million data points provide new ways—for both players and fans—to look at the game and evaluate the odds of winning a match.
Click below to view the different types of graphics, and be sure to check SI.com's tennis page for the latest French Open news and scores.
Comparing the styles of Serena Williams and Timea Bacsinszky in their French Open semifinals match.
The ATP's Big Four—Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal—have all dominated in different aspects of the game so far at the French Open in Paris.
Rafael Nadal is 66–1 at Roland Garros with his only loss coming in 2009 to Robin Soderling, but after a poor clay season and the lowest ATP ranking in ten years, Nadal is seeded at No. 6 and could face off against Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
Serena William's two closest competitors in the WTA rankings, Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova, were last year’s finalists at the French Open and with the World No. 1's record on the Roland Garros clay, the French Open could once again prove to be Serena's biggest challenge.