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IBM Insights: What the numbers mean

Updated: August 30, 2012, 3:12 PM ET
By Keith Hawkins | ESPN.com

Serena Williams hit a ladies' record 102 aces at this year's Wimbledon, including a career-high 23 in her third-round win over Jie Zheng.

More than 20 percent of Williams' aces in the tournament came in that one match; however, it's a safe bet that Williams did not enter that match thinking she would need to hit an inordinate amount of aces to win.

However, IBM Insights -- which tracks data from Grand Slams -- indicated that was, in fact, one key for Serena against Zheng if she wanted ...

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