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GAME, SET, MATCH: USOPEN.ORG SEES RECORD TRAFFIC NUMBERS
Published September 17, 1998
The official U.S. Open Web site, www.usopen.org, created and co-produced by the USTA and IBM, recorded 382 million hits and 242 million page views during the two-week tournament. The traffic totals surpassed the marks set at this year's French Open and Wimbledon sites, also powered by IBM. The site recorded more page views in the first two days of the Open than it did for the entire '97 tournament. Users from 157 countries visited the site, and nearly 60% of all visitors were from the U.S. The peak number of hits came on September 8, at 44.7 million, while peak page views came on September 2, at 29.2 million. Total visits were 10.3 million, peaking on September 8 at 1.3 million. IBM and the USTA have renewed their partnership through 2001 (USTA).