They found that men's performance deteriorated more than the women's when the game was at particularly tense moments, such as in sets that went to 4–4. After reaching the tie, the results showed the number of men's serves that were broken rose by more than 7%. "Based on our analysis of 8,280 men's and women's tennis games, we find that men consistently choke under competitive pressure, but with regard to women the results are mixed," the study said. "Furthermore, we find that even if women show a drop in performance in the more crucial stages of the match, it is still about 50% smaller than that of men."