When You Challenge – You Can Fail And Still Win

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience at the Wimbledon Championships 2017 with IBM and their data center. One of the questions I posed the IBM team was whether we could find and use data with a purpose? Specifically, I was … Continue reading

Making Great Stories From Data – Exploring Wimbledon 2017 with IBM

Wimbledon 2017 will be remembered for many things. Among others, this will include the first British woman, Johanna Konta, to make it to the semi-final since Virginia Wade in 1978. It marked the dramatic return of Ms Wimbledon, Venus Williams, 37, … Continue reading

Roland Garros French Open 2009 Winners – A Career Grand Slam signed Federer

Roger Federer pulls off the Career Grand Slam French Open 2009 Men’s TitleRoger Federer (#2) rolled over Robin Soderling (#23) in 3 sets, 6-2, 7-6 (1), 6-4, the ninth time in a row that Federer has beaten the surprising finalist. … Continue reading

Roland Garros 2009 — Recycling of tennis balls

This year, Roland Garros and the French Federation of Tennis (FFT) have launched a programme (“Operation Balle Jaune“) to recycle the used tennis balls as part of a Sustainable Development program.  There are 14 million balls sold every year in … Continue reading

Double-handed backhand dominating if not dulling women’s tennis

The double-handed backhand: dominatrix of women’s tennis I read with interest in USA Today, June 25, 2008, an article entitled, “Women’s one-handed backhand becomes mostly a dropped shot.” The article points out there are 7 women players in the top … Continue reading