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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  • 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

  • The camera moves down to score a close-up shot of Novak Djokovic challenger, Marcel Granollers.

    The Australian Open is set to run through to January 30.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

Topic: IBM

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