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Infobox country[edit]

Novak Djokovic (and Ana Ivanovic) was represented Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 to 2006 in Davis Cup, Grand Slams and ATP Tour. For example: [1],[2],[3],[4], [5]. As we use the name of the birthplace at the time of birth, in the infobox should write the names of all the countries for which he was competed. Serbia and Montenegro did not change name and flag, Serbia is a new and different country.

I think this is the most appropriate solution for infobox:

 Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
 Serbia (2006–)

That's the way it is done on many other pages. Hypothetically, imagine that Scotland voted for independence and Andy Murray is competing for them from this year, would we put in his infobox only Scotland or something like this:

 Great Britain (2005–2014)
 Scotland (2015–)

I'm sorry if someone feels offended by this example. Obviously, it would not be the same country (or national team) and situation. Also, Natasha Zvereva (from Belarus), Larisa Neiland (from Latvia) and Leila Meskhi (from Georgia) played for their independent countries, but before that they played for Soviet Union and reach together to final of 1990 Federation Cup. It would be wrong to not put in infobox both countries. Novak also won futures tournaments in Serbia and Montenegro, for example: [6]. Before that he played for FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) national team in 2001 ITF World Junior Tennis Competition: [7] --Aca Srbin (talk) 15:17, 10 January 2015 (UCT)

We should mention all the countries that the player has represented. So we should do as in the example above. --Stryn (talk) 20:18, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
There are probably even more of this Serbian players in that situation. Jelena Jankovic has represented Serbia&Montenegro and Serbia, while Nenad Zimonjic has represented Yugoslavia, Serbia&Montenegro and Serbia in both Olympics and the Davis Cup. Tvx1 (talk) 21:15, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Template merge[edit]

Tennis events[edit]

This section relates to this TfD. —PC-XT+ 13:43, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm merging templates into {{Tennis events}}, and would like to make sure it is ok before it goes live. You can see example testcases here. Please ignore #3 merge test, as I stopped the merge due to a new TfD. I do note, however, that it uses different colors from the others. In case I do merge it, should the colors be changed to match the others, or do they mean something different in this context? —PC-XT+ 08:13, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm not exactly sure which version is which, but the live version of the "2008 WTA Tour Championships" is terrible in the foreground background colors. Same thing with "2000 Tennis Masters Cup." Almost unreadable. The white lettering is much better. Fyunck(click) (talk) 08:27, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
You can ignore the live version. It will be replaced by the sandbox version. I plan to replace all variations, except possibly {{Tennis events 3}}, with the sandbox version. I tried to make the sandbox version close to each variation, except for the addition of the footer. I plan to convert {{Tennis events 4}} by hand, and redirect it, since it is only used by two articles. I'll wrap the others, so you can continue using the old names as usual, if you prefer. If this does not work well for one of the variations, the wrap can then be reverted to restore the current functionality until the problem is fixed. —PC-XT+ 09:00, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
The new {{Tennis events}} is now live. I'll update the doc page in a bit. I tested in many articles, but if you find something wrong, please let me know. I replaced and redirected {{Tennis events 4}}, but none of the other templates have been changed, yet. I want to further test each wrapper before I apply it. —PC-XT+ 09:42, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
I've applied the wrapper for the Grand Slam infobox in this edit. If you see an infobox problem on one of these pages, please give me a link to the page, and describe the problem. If it's bad, feel free to revert my wrapper edit. Thanks. —PC-XT+ 09:58, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
@PC-XT: quick question, does the line |type=grand slam in {{Tennis events}} have any additional functionality beyond adding the boys, girls, legends, WC singles and WC doubles events to the infobox? If not, then we can leave that line out for the older Grand Slam editions which did not have these events. To illustrate, see difference between 1938 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles and 1939 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles.--Wolbo (talk) 21:16, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict)If the type is omitted, it should display singles and doubles for men and women, and for Miami Masters, boys and girls, as well. |type=grand slam doesn't have any other purpose than to display the extra events. I think it should work to omit the type for old grand slams without those events. I'll try to do that in those I'm replacing, from now on. —PC-XT+ 21:27, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Without |type=grand slam, mixed doubles won't appear, but I could probably add that feature, if needed. —PC-XT+ 21:50, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
The Grand Slam editions do need the mixed doubles event to be visible in the infobox (at least from 1887 U.S. Championships onward) but it doesn't make sense to have the mixed doubles event appear for regular tournaments (with the exception of the Hopman Cup and perhaps some exhibitions). I would still like to have an option to be able to leave out the 'Other events' infobox section for older Grand Slam editions. Any ideas?--Wolbo (talk) 22:16, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Wolbo, the sandbox now supports mixed doubles if |type=grand slam is omitted. You can check Template:Tennis events/testcases, and if everything looks ok, I'll move it to the template. It shouldn't show if a page for that event doesn't exist. I'm thinking of adding a check for grand slams right in the template, so that type would only be needed if an override is necessary. I'd make it check the tournament name and the year. Do you know the years the events other than men/women singles, men/women doubles and mixed doubles were introduced into each Grand Slam? —PC-XT+ 22:29, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't know when the Legends events were introduced but we have list for the other events (wheelchair, boys' singles, girl's singles, boys' doubles, girl's doubles).--Wolbo (talk) 22:45, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Per current grand slam calendar order AO-FO-W-USO. mens singles 1905, 1925, 1877, 1881. womens singles 1922, 1925, 1884, 1887. mens doubles 1905, 1925, 1884, 1881. womens doubles 1922, 1925, 1913, 1889. mixed doubles 1922, 1925, 1913, 1887. Boys singles 1922, 1947, 1947, 1973. Boys doubles 1981, 1981, 1982, 1982. girls singles 1930, 1953, 1948, 1974. girls doubles 1981, 1981, 1982, 1982. wheelchair mens singles AO 2002, FO 2007, USO 1991, no wimbledon. wheelchair womens singles AO 2002, FO 2007, USO 1991, no wimbledon. wheelchair mens doubles AO 2007, FO 2007, W 2006, USO 2006. Wheelchair womens doubles AO 2004, FO 2007, W 2009, USO 2005. No mixed. I think that's all of the disiplines. Fyunck(click) (talk) 23:00, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I have most of those years in the template. I currently have it always display men/women singles/doubles, but I'm thinking of adding year switches to those, as well. The events that I don't have years for are handled as follows, for now: WC quads basically just follow the other WC events, and Legend links display if articles exist. The "Other events" section doesn't display if it would be empty, unless |type=grand slam is set. To force that section to disappear, but still display all above events, you can use |type=old grand slam.

Also, I have another change: The year links at the bottom were linking to the edition articles for the Grand Slams, before, but most of the uses were overriding it to link to events, so I changed the sandbox to link to events by default, as long as the page title contains the event name. It can still be overridden, if necessary. If nobody sees any problems with this year link change, I'll make it live, soon. —PC-XT+ 18:45, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

I will try to have a look at it over the weekend.--Wolbo (talk) 23:36, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Template merge part 2[edit]

This section relates to this other TfD on the same page. —PC-XT+ 13:43, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Just wondering, we also use Template:Infobox tennis tournament. I assume no changes there? Why are all these being merged by the way? I assume to give us one template that when we plug in the info (or not) that everything appears (or not). Fyunck(click) (talk) 00:01, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

{{Infobox tennis tournament}} will be kept but a number of variations on it, including the version for defunct tournaments {{Infobox defunct tennis tournament}} and the joint tournament version {{Infobox joint Tennis Tournament}} have been or are being merged into it. These mergers are a follow up to the TfD discussion from April last year. As the nominator mentioned at the time all these different template versions are 'A clear case of redundancy, and an unnecessary need to duplicate work when making updates.'. Before the mergers can be completed and the redundant versions deleted their specific functionality must first be added to the remaining 'master' versions and that is what PC-XT is working on (great job by the way!).--Wolbo (talk) 01:36, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
I vaguely recall the TfD. I wish it was mentioned and linked to at the beginning of this discussion. It's always best to have one template do it all (if possible)... redundancy is not what we want. I do want defunct things like Wembley Championships to look the same. I know this is a tough undertaking so that all the variations still work as they always did, and it may take some trial and error to get it perfect. So long that, in the end, everything pretty much looks pretty the same. Fyunck(click) (talk) 07:11, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I should have provided a direct link. I am specifically working on the Tennis events TfD on that page, at the moment. I haven't looked at the other merge, yet, but I may tackle that after this one is done. —PC-XT+ 09:15, 16 January 2015 (UTC) 09:21, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

What do you think of Lua modules?[edit]

I'm starting to think it might be good to do some migrating to Lua modules. Lua would do the same thing more efficiently and less repetitively. I might start one to include parts common to tennis templates in general, such as the footer. Let me know if you have an opinion on which parts/how much of the merging templates to keep in wiki code, or which parts/how much to convert to Lua, or if you think other tennis templates may or may not benefit from such a conversion. —PC-XT+ 13:33, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Lua would allow data structures like Module:Tennis events/data, instead of building them into template code. —PC-XT+ 08:31, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
Someone managed to do one for a tennis tournament (e.g showing the draws), I think it's on the talk of this Module:RoundN if not it's on footballs talk. It is so much easier to use and is a step that the project should go into and does not need a load of different templates. (talk) 21:59, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Tennis events 5[edit]

This is a bit off-topic, but I noticed {{Tennis events 5}} is actually a very close variant of {{Tennis event}}, and nominated them for merge at TfD. Comments there are welcome. —PC-XT+ 11:47, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Overall Tennis Records – Women's Singles (drafting)[edit]

I am currently compiling this article to compliment the men's version and is found here: User:Navops47/sandbox3 I would appreciate any feedback from project members and please feel free to edit the draft itself if you find error's or want to add new information.--Navops47 (talk) 06:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

I found one error: Billie Jean King semifinals Grand Slam 27 instead are 26. I suppose... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matlab1985 (talkcontribs) 03:05, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Another one: Doris Hart semifinals Grand Slam are 25 not 26.--Matlab1985 (talk) 03:16, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for spotting them have you altered them? also have you seen the new section two down can you help with this?--Navops47 (talk) 03:22, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
have now changed them in the main article.--Navops47 (talk) 04:15, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


Can anyone fix this template, to improve view of filled bracket? Look at 2015 Australian Open – Men's Doubles#Finals for example, it's not equal for all teams, only second and fourth quarterfinal looks alright, teams on lines 2, 6 in QF and 2, 4 in SF have some spaces around, so those cells are too high TheLightBlue (talk) 11:12, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

I think I fixed it, but let me know/revert if not. I removed the numeric heights, because they seemed problematic, and I see other similar bracket templates without them. —PC-XT+ 11:27, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Your "fix" is appropriate for doubles, but not for singles. Make sure you look at all pages being affected by the template. (talk) 11:49, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
I knew I should have made a testcases page... I reverted, and made a sandbox and testcases, instead. (By the way, I have tried a couple fixes leaving the numeric heights in, but they were still not uniform. I saved one in the sandbox history.) If the sandbox versions in Template:8TeamBracket-Tennis3-v2/testcases seem appropriate, we can sync it. It should only expand boxes larger than others if text wraps, such as when the browser window is scrunched. —PC-XT+ 14:25, 30 January 2015 (UTC) 14:31, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Why is this even being used when {{8TeamBracket-Tennis3}} is available? (talk) 04:36, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
I have no idea. I'd like to wrap or redirect it, myself. I replied to the comment on Template talk:8TeamBracket-Tennis3-v2. —PC-XT+ 08:14, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
I wrapped it for now. —PC-XT+ 14:02, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
I also created {{8TeamBracket-Tennis3/sandbox}} and {{8TeamBracket-Tennis3/testcases}} for the original problem, which still seems to affect both templates. —PC-XT+ 15:55, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
The wrapping was reverted because I made a mistake in the process, which messed up both sides of the testcases. (See my talk page.) {{8TeamBracket-Tennis3-v2/testcases}} looks right to me, now, but I'm waiting a day or so for others to make sure, just in case. If there are no objections, we can apply the corrected code. —PC-XT+ 21:03, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi anyone the article Overall tennis records - Womens's Singles is now created however an editor User talk:Bgwhite has recently altered the article which has now left it with lots of table's missing or just whole blank sections his edit summary was about not mixing and matching with AWB if he wasn't happy about it OK alter the article but keep it's appearance looking right I have tried to put it back correctly but I can't do it can any other project editor take a look at it and hopefully reverse it correctly it looks a real mess now.--Navops47 (talk) 03:09, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Undid revision seems to have resolved it--Navops47 (talk) 04:15, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Virginia Slims of Akron and Virginia Slims of Fort Lauderdale tournaments[edit]

It's been suggested in this TfD that one article per tournament would be sufficient for these, since there are only 4 years. Summaries wouldn't be needed, since details would be presented directly. This would be an exception to the usual. Would it be possible to present all of that information in one article without confusing readers? Assessment of whether we should have 3 articles per year, as in other tournaments, (one for the tournament, and one for each event,) or merge some of these together, or other comments at the TfD would be welcome. I haven't yet looked into this enough to form an opinion, myself. —PC-XT+ 19:09, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

The templates were userfied to User:Wolbo/Virginia Slims of Akron tournaments and User:Wolbo/Virginia Slims of Fort Lauderdale tournaments. —PC-XT+ 12:01, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Federer/Djokovic Rivalry Rfc[edit]

An Rfc has been started to determine the merit of an additional chart to Talk:Djokovic–Federer rivalry. I'm not sure why it's an Rfc rather than an informal discussion, but there you have it. Fyunck(click) (talk) 00:14, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

2015 WTA Tour[edit]

This article could do with an expansion on the Statistical Information section. The areas of expansion include: 1. Aces 2. First Service Percentage 3. First Service Points won 4. Service Games won 5. Break points saved 6. Break points converted 7. Return games won — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:09, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

In other words, add most or all of to 2015 WTA Tour, similarly to 2014 WTA Tour#Statistics leaders. I don't want to spend time adding and maintaining it but others are welcome. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:35, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
I think that this could be at least partially automated. I have created some sed scripts here: User:Kompik/scripts/sed#WTA statistics. At the moment I do not have much time to continue with this. If somebody wants to do so, you can try whether they can be useful when trying to create these stats. Or I can try to get back to this in a month or so. --Kompik (talk) 10:30, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

1977 ATP Ranking[edit]

During these days the ATP would to recalculate his 1977 year-end ranking and to assign to Vilas ([8], [9]) the first place of this one. I wanna ask you, where source did you use to fill this table? In the ATP website there isn't any year-end table as well as in ITF website. Thanks.--Matlab1985 (talk) 01:22, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

The source is: John Barrett, ed. (1978). World of Tennis 1978 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. p. 265 --Wolbo (talk) 01:37, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
FYI, in the same book the World Rankings by Lance Tingay lists (1) Borg, (2) Vilas and (3) Connors while Rino Tommasi's World Rankings showed (1) Borg: .936, (2) Connors: .915 and (3) Vilas: .912. I don't think the debate on who was the true no.1 that year will ever end.--Wolbo (talk) 01:46, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

1975 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships[edit]

If we see this table we can read in 1975 row: Jimmy Connors defeated Vitas Gerulaitis 5–7, 7–5, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0. Reading the ATP page about the Memphis tournmament [10] in the section "Past Results" there's written: 1975 S|D Harold Solomon Dick Stockton / Erik Van Dillen: is there a mistake in our wiki page? If we see the completed table at this url we can see the Solomon's victor and not the Connors one.--Matlab1985 (talk) 02:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Two different events in the strange world of tennis. The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, which has been around since 1898, occasionally switched venues. You'll not from 1964 to 1975 it was held in Salisbury... the event Connors won in 1975. In 1975 the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships moved to Memphis and was held there till 2014. However prior to 1976 there was a different Memphis Open event. That is the event that Stockton won. If you see the new event's webpage of past champions, it starts in 1976.... not even acknowledging that the prior Memphis Open existed. Tennis history is littered with these weird things and it's kind of tough to make accurate articles because of it. Anyway that's the story. Fyunck(click) (talk) 05:29, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, but if you write an article about the 1975 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships you have to consider the Solomon victory and not the Connors one. Connors won the title of Salisbury when the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships was just moved to Memphis at Mid-South Coliseum (in 1976 at Racquet Club of Memphis) that is the tournament reported in our wiki page. If you create an article called 1975 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships and talk about Connors Salisbury victory there's a wrong. The 1975 Salisbury tournament is another one and not ad edition of the most famous U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.--Matlab1985 (talk) 11:56, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Actually, per sources and news accounts, the US National Indoor didn't move to Memphis until this article has a different error. We have Connors winning in 1975 (also listed here), and Nastase winning in 1976. Those events won by Solomon and Amritraj were simply the Memphis Open. There is a 1976 Illinois paper that calls the event the "World Championship of Tennis' $60,000 Memphis Racquet Club Classic.". Also another 1976 paper here and Sports Illustrated here. So what needs correcting is the 1976 row that has Amritraj winning... that was a different event and needs to be removed in favor of Nastase winning. Fyunck(click) (talk) 21:50, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Good catch, @Fyunck:. Your deductions are correct, thanks, but there's another problem the ATP website: why does it talk about the 1975 and 1976 tournaments and not begin from 1977, and why do we call this tournament U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships from this year (1977)? If you could find an article about the 1977 Memphis tournament called 1977 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships we could solve the enigma.--Matlab1985 (talk) 22:23, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I found two quickly. Borgs win at the National Indoors in 1977 by a Bakersfield paper and an interesting 2003 Memphis paper that says 1977 was it first year hosting the US National Indoor after two events were held there in 1975 and 1976. Fyunck(click) (talk) 22:39, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Had a look at the World of Tennis annuals from these years. The 1975 (Solomon) and 1976 (Amritraj) Memphis tournaments were WCT events while the 1975 (Connors) and 1976 (Năstase) US Indoor tournaments were not Grand Prix events but part of the USTA Indoor Circuit organized by Riordan. As of 1977 the US Indoor Championship was played at Memphis and was first part of the Grand Prix circuit and later the ATP Tour. It is odd that the Memphis tournament website starts in 1976 instead of 1975. No idea why that is. --Wolbo (talk) 01:49, 25 February 2015 (UTC)


Could someone take a look at this please? If it's liked, I think the best procedure would just be to move it to template space, DGG ( talk ) 20:48, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

It could possibly be useful in List of 2015 UCI ProTeams and riders#Teams overview and 2015 in men's road cycling#UCI ProTeams, but I'm not sure how it would fit into UCI World Tour. WT:WikiProject Cycling might be the place to ask. —PC-XT+ 21:17, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I copied this over there. —PC-XT+ 21:22, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Bjorn Borg reverts on his statistics[edit]

Hi I reverted an edit on the article here plus another one and stated that rounding up the statistic's or rounding down is incorrect at official sources shown here: I mentioned that changing his figures also affects all tennis record and statistic articles here: meaning he could move up or down record tables. A second editor The Rambling Man reverted the figures again and in the edit summary said "not a science article, if you wish to continue edit warring, please find yourself blocked, better still let's discuss this at the talk page or at the project". A point I take exception too I was not edit warring and threatening me with a block is not helpful either, had he read and digested my comments on my talk page I suggested that the first editor take it talk if he objection to my revert. I am merely following this point here: Accuracy_of_sourcing. Also stating that readers of tennis articles are probably not interested in statistics maybe true if your not interested in tennis much but maybe interesting to tennis readers however if a stat is for example 89.91% rounding it up to 90% or down to 89% is wrong thoughts anyone else? thank you.--Navops47 (talk) 04:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

A further comment left on my talk page "I've removed the ridiculous "accuracy". It's now down to you to discuss it". Do we state source data on tennis articles accurately or not, thoughts anyone?. --Navops47 (talk) 04:25, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmm... I never really thought about it. I guess if it were me, I'd retain the decimals in charts like articles on Open Era records, but round off in prose. Just like we don't have scores written in prose I'm not sure we need percentages out to the hundredths spot. In that one section that says "Borg won 41% of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered (11 of 27) and 90% (141–16) of the Grand Slam singles matches he played"... I'd probably not even have the (11 of 27) and (141-16) parts listed in prose. We are supposed to summarize though I realize that doesn't happen much on Serena Williams or Novak Djokovic articles these days. One thing though... it was sitting at those hundredths place settings for awhile. If someone changed them and you changed them back, THEY are the ones who should stop and bring it to talk, not you. On a quick glance I have no idea why anyone would warn you for edit warring... it looks like one set of changes to me. Fyunck(click) (talk) 06:38, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
It was one individual revert each see your point about prose as for bringing it to talk before reverting again that's my understanding and left a comment on my talk page for the first editor about it which rambling man reverted it again and instructed me to bring here. And yes its been sitting there as it was for about the last two years.--Navops47 (talk) 07:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

When you're reading prose, a stastic with two decimal places of accuracy is clunky and ridiculous. Which of these entirely fictional statements reads better?

Recent research shows that 45.72% of American high school teachers have read Middlemarch and 79.34% have read The Jungle Book.
Recent research shows that 46% of American high school teachers have read Middlemarch and 79% have read The Jungle Book.

The loss of accuracy is negligible and irrelevant and more than compensated for by improved flow. Keep that level of accuracy for statistical records sections if you must, but help the reader read and comprehend prose. Besides, why stop at two decimal places? Your argument could equally apply to twelve. --Dweller (talk) 13:46, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

The argument was to use the same accuracy as ATP. But I agree with others that an integer percentage is better in prose, and simple rounding is allowed by WP:CALC. One or two decimals is OK in tabulated statistics. More than 1000 matches is very rare so one decimal is nearly always enough to ensure that a different number of wins will give a different winning percentage, but if official sources use two decimals then that is also OK. More than two would be silly. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:21, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Martina Navratilova infobox says: "Career record 1,442–219 (86.8%)". A win less would have been "Career record 1,441–220 (86.8%)". Not a big deal but I wouldn't mind two decimals there, like in Chris Evert. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:29, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Before my intervention, the second paragraph of the Lead in Bjorn Borg read as follows:

During his relatively brief pro career, Borg won 41% of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered (11 of 27) and 89.81% (141–16) of the Grand Slam singles matches he played. His winning rate across all surfaces (carpet, clay, hard, and grass) was 82.74% (609–127), and his winning percentage at Wimbledon was 92.73% (51–4); all are records.

I repeat, I have no problem with decimal places in stats sections. --Dweller (talk) 14:45, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

For prose, rounding is fine to improve readability, as others have said. I agree with PrimeHunter regarding parts of articles where accuracy is more important. —PC-XT+ 14:52, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
In all the statistical page about a tennis player or tennis records is used 2 decimals approximation just like in our pages: Overall tennis records – Women's Singles and Overall tennis records – Men's Singles.--Matlab1985 (talk) 02:01, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Strike rate[edit]

How do you get the total strike rate, like here. Where do you get the 105 for hardcourt? Regards.--Tomcat (7) 08:16, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

The strike rate is the number of tournaments won divided by the number of tournaments played. In the case of Sharapova she won 19 hardcourt tournaments and competed in 105. The source is not specifically indicated but undoubtedly the stats are derived from her WTA profile page.--Wolbo (talk) 02:21, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Unidentified players[edit]

Hi, Does anybody know who are these players — women and man, within tournament at the 2015 Sydney? Thank you.--Misbeliever 02:47, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't know for 100%, to be honest, but having looked at the hundreds (or thousands?) of files you've uploaded to Commons, I can only ask, pretty please, if you could at least categorise the other tennis players (which were already titled), on behalf of this project, otherwise they (the files) are going to be useless hanging around there if nobody can locate them. I'm sure someone else can help identify the players in question, but in the meantime, you could be categorising some, if not all of the files you've uploaded. It would have been easier had you done this in the first place with the "Flickr2Commons" tool... Jared Preston (talk) 03:57, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Oops, my apologies, @Misbeliever:. This message was obviously meant for the original uploader at Commons, @Puramyun31:. Jared Preston (talk) 03:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, yes, as you can see on Commons, I create categories for all my uploads as well as on another uncategorized images. I will ask him.--Misbeliever 06:22, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

World Series Free Week ?[edit]


I'm a member of the french Wikipedia, particularly of the Tennis project on the french Wikipedia.

I've asked on the French version the following question, but at the moment nobody can answer me. That's why I'm coming there, to get a larger "specialised" audience.

If we look at the ITF website, (There or on this link), there is the tournament category "World Series Free Week". This appellation is also present on the english article 1990 Volvo San Francisco. However, does someone can explain me what is more precisely this category ?

Thank you. A.Gust14 (talk) 12:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I haven't found a definition but based on examining some of the tournaments with the designation at, I guess it's a term used on the 1990 ATP Tour, 1991 ATP Tour and 1992 ATP Tour for World Series tournaments in weeks without any larger ATP tournament. The ATP World Series became the ATP International Series in 2000, and the ATP World Tour 250 series in 2009. You can check more results at "World Series Free Week" if you want to see how well it matches my theory. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:24, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer. Given your observations, you are surely right. Maybe a sentence to precise it on the article ATP World Series/ATP International Series would be wise, isn't it ? A.Gust14 (talk) 15:57, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
It was just a guess based on limited observations. It would need a reliable source but more checks shows it fails. Hongkong 1990 has "Free Week" the same week as the larger Monte Carlo. There are probably other fails but I'm not examining all cases. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:45, 25 February 2015 (UTC)