Daily Data Viz: How Lucic-Baroni upset No. 3 Halep at the French Open

Thursday May 28th, 2015

Last year's runner up and World No. 3 Simona Halep was bounced out of the 2015 French Open in straight sets on Wednesday, losing to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in 7–5, 6–1 in one hour and 12 minutes. How did it happen? The 5'11" Lucic-Baroni simply overpowered the 5'6" Halep with her serve, returns and groundstrokes, hitting a total of 29 total winners and forcing 19 errors, for a total of 48 points won with aggressive play. Lucic-Baroni was also able to dominate with her first serve, winning 20 of 25 first serve points (80%) and she was a perfect eight for eight when attacking the net. After beating Halep in last year's U.S. Open and again on Wednesday, Lucic-Baroni is now into the third round at Roland Garros for just the second time in her career.

Check SI.com's French Open data hub page throughout the whole tournament for the latest data-driven infographics and charts from IBM, the official technology partner for the French Open. IBM captures and analyzes the data that powers all of the Grand Slams, as well as the digital platforms that extend the experience to fans around the world.

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