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Australian Open Website is owned and operated by Tennis Australia and is hosted and run by IBM in collaboration with the Tennis Australia, located in the State of Victoria. © Copyright IBM Corp., Tennis Australia 1996, 2011. All Rights Reserved. The Australian Open is the first of the four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments – the other three are the French Open, US Open and Wimbledon. The tournament is held in the middle of the Australian summer, in the last fortnight of the month of January; thus an extreme-heat policy is put into play when temperatures reach dangerous levels. The tournament was held for the first time in 1905 on grass courts. Since 1988, the tournament has been held on hard courts at Melbourne Park.

Australian Open – SlamTracker


Tennis Australia



Other Media:

AO Website
iPhone App
Player DVD



AO SlamTracker Features

This feature is ideal for fans who want a live window into all the action at Roland Garros 2008. It allows you to watch live scoring for matches in progress from the courts on your computer. It is also a great way for fans to keep track of the entire tournament by using an Interactive Draw features that lets users track player progression, schedules and scores for the entire tournament. Both the live scores and interactive draw act as portals into the official Website, interactively connecting scores and draw information with match and serve stats, player information, player tracking, interactive venue maps and live radio.

The IBM SlamTracker has a Scoreboard that “pushes” point-by-point scoring information to tennis fans in real time. It also provides tennis fans with links to other key sections of the site and a multi court scores view. When launched, it spawns a separate browser window that sits on your desktop updating with scores and statistics as they change.

1. Slamtracker consists of two main modes: Scoreboard and Interactive Draw.
2. The Scoreboard tab displays scores for matches that are currently in progress. Clicking on the “Match Stats” button next to the scoreboard brings up match and serve statistics. Clicking on player names in the scoreboard brings up Player Information. The Match Information window has the following tabs:

  • Match Stats: Displays pertinent match statistics on supported courts and allows you to select statistics for more details.
  • Serve Stats: Allows you to view and select the serve statistics for singles matches on Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen Arena
  • UNITS: Not a tab, but a setting for serve stats. It displays the serve speed unit in MPH or km/h based on the option you choose

3. The Scoreboard tab also has additional tabs with the following tournament information:

  • All Courts: Displays all live matches and scores.
  • Schedule for the Day: Displays a detailed breakdown of the events for the day.
  • Map: Displays map of the venue with color coded highlights for Matches Completed, Matches in Progress, Selected Court and Selected Player. Mousing over the court displays a tool tip with the player names on the court. Clicking on the court brings up a more detailed view, with player names, scores, match status. Selecting the match loads the match in the scoreboard/focuses the match in the draw.

4. Clicking on the Interactive Draw tab takes the user to the draw view of the application which displays the entire draw of the tournament.
5. You can track the entire tournament from start to finish and see who played each other and easily follow the progression of the tournament.
6. Clicking on a player name in the draw brings up Player Information and clicking on a score brings up Match Information. Clicking on player also selects that player and highlights his path in the draw.
7. If a match has not been played yet, schedule information if available is displayed in place of the scores.
8. Users can search for a player in the draw from the search box above the draw. If a search result is found, the focus box automatically focuses on the latest position in the draw for that player. The player is also selected and highlighted in the draw.
9. SlamTraker also includes a feature to track yout top 5 favorite players. See their current status, match info and more. Tracked players are highlighted in the draw as well as in the scoreboard and map. Users can click the edit button next to the tracked player bar to change the list of players they are tracking.
10. Users can click on the Radio button to launch the official radio broadcast.

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