IBM And USTA Set Web Traffic Records During 2001 US Open Tennis Tournament

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NEW YORK - 10 Sep 2001: The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and IBM celebrated their 10-year technology partnership by producing one of the most heavily trafficked sports event Web sites during the 2001 US Open Tennis Championships. More than 2 million unique users visited the official Web site about 10.9 million times and generated 172 million page views on during the two-week tournament. The number of unique users this year increased 60 percent and page views were up 200 percent over previous records set during the 2000 tournament.

The Web site attracted tennis fans from 170 countries, with the majority of the traffic originating from the U.S. (72%), Europe (11%) and Australia (6%).

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IBM and the USTA combine the best in tennis and technology to transform the US Open into a prominent e-business. IBM integrates information technology services, hardware and software to collect and distribute match results and statistics to news media, display boards at the USTA National Tennis Center and the Internet via the official Web site.

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