The Wimbledon fortnight began on Monday, and for computer-savvy fans eager for up-to-the-instant coverage there are plenty of outlets on, fittingly enough, the Net. Here's a look at the All-Cyber lineup for tracking the All-England action.
IBM Official Wimbledon Website (www.wimbledon.org)
This site is appropriately stuffy, with staid graphics, but for stats, bios and interviews, this is the spot. Did we mention stats?
Purple Sport's Wimbledon (www.wimbledon.com)
This site provides almost as much number crunching as IBM's but in far more appealing fashion. There's also a general-news ticker. Other sports sites, including CBS SportsLine, The Sporting News and Tennis magazine, offer pages devoted to the tournament. Meanwhile, a smaller-scale operation provides a fresh perspective:
J. Brazier's Wimbledon (www.wmin.ac.uk/~braziej/wimbledon.html)
Despite its bare-bones presentation, Brazier's site is full of helpful, quirky info. A feature, "The Art of Queueing," offers tips on lining up for tickets. "One thing that is frowned upon," counsels Brazier, "is saving spaces in the queue for friends.... [You] will probably be sent to the back of a by now very long line." Keep your place. Bookmark this site.