Forget the controversy. The stats tell the story of Saturday's US Open Women's final between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams.
It's pretty unusual for Serena to be outdone on serving stats, but she was, and by quite a margin. The stats below illustrate pretty clearly that Serena's first serve percentage was too low. It got better in the ...
In an effort to demonstrate the value of stats, even at the pro level, I recorded the Cincinnati final on Sunday using GT Stats. Not that the stats will tell Roger Federer anything he doesn't already know! The stats do reveal what RF is probably working hard on in the lead-up to the US Open next week.
Part of the value in doing this exercise is to point ...