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By the numbers: Tuesday in Atlanta

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA - There were 88 pro Round of 64 matches played on Tuesday at the Vizzy Atlanta Open presented by Acrytech.

The higher-seeded team prevailed in 60 of those matches for a 68% win rate.

Let’s take a look at how those numbers differed by event. You may be surprised by women’s singles.

Men’s Singles

The higher-seeded player won 11/16 men’s singles matches on Tuesday.

Here are the matches that resulted in the lower-seeded player winning:

Three of those winners (Whittaker, Bacalla, and Crum) came through Monday’s qualifying rounds.

Women’s Singles

This is where things get interesting. The higher-seeded player won only 4/16 women’s singles matches on Tuesday.

Here are the (many) matches that resulted in the lower-seeded player winning.

Seven of those winners came through Monday’s qualifying draw. In fact, all but one of the women’s singles qualifiers won their first-round matches on Tuesday. Could this be a sign of growing parity in the women’s game?

Mixed Doubles

The higher-seeded team won 20/24 mixed doubles matches on Tuesday.

Here are the matches that resulted in the lower-seeded player winning.

The pairing of Oshiro/Fought came through Monday’s qualifying rounds.

Women’s Doubles

The higher-seeded team won 14/16 women’s doubles matches on Tuesday.

Here are the matches that resulted in the lower-seeded team winning.

The pairing of Gaskins/Roberts came through the qualifying draw.

Men’s Doubles

The higher-seeded team won 11/16 men’s doubles matches on Tuesday.

Here are the matches that resulted in the lower-seeded team winning.

The team of Nani/Nunez came through the qualifying rounds.

How will these statistics compare to Wednesday's numbers? Catch all the action on PickleballTV and the PPA YouTube channel to find out.

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