Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Summary: The big news at this year's Australian Open tennis tournament might be the length of Venus Williams' skirt or a broken racket but IBM quietly puts fans right in the match.

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  • Umpires are given a purpose-built handheld device to record every point, challenge and event relating to the outcome of a game. Once a game has been completed, umpires return to their common room where the data is downloaded and aggregated for fans and players alike to see.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • Statistics such as these are broadcast from the IBM statistics center.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • The Australian Open also uses state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, including this suspended camera rig, which whizzes around the court, tracking players in between sets, providing up close and intimate footage.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

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