Originally Posted by SerenaSlam
this is what i wanna know. last year, they talked of winners hit by venus and serena, venus hit one against hantuchova at 91 mph, and serena hit one i believe it was Shaugnessy at 93 mph. they talk of how its just much different. well yesturday they showed the pace and speed of the balls going back and forth with andre and enqvist, and they were consistently low-mid 80's. so i still think they could go out there, especially serena, and hit with them, and take sets off them. it wouldn't be a "no-contest" like many people think.
your a bit mistaken
Agassi and Enqvist were hitting from high 60's to 80's yes, but those were during rallies. If Venus and Serena hit 90 MPH winners, then Agassi and Enqvist hit 110 mph winners. (well no that cant be right because Gonzalez who hits harder than anybody in tennis hit one forehand at 109 off a return and I think that was the fastest of the match) but anyway, Venus and Serena could hit with them in terms of back and forth, but when its time to win the point they couldn't do it.
Also you have to add the fact that they're so fast (agassi and enqvist) they'd get everything back with interest.
And as for Santoro, Venus and Serena would lose easily, he's Loit with moxy
That doesn't take anything away from them though. They hit much harder relatively speaking than men do and if they were men they'd win most every match they play. The fact that the women have been able to raise their games (well some of them) speaks to the resilience of Womens tennis.
And for the person who said V and Rena don't serve atleast 105 averages must be lost. Venus usually serves atleast 108 avg and Serena 103 avg.
And I agree with McEnroe with that they'd be top 200.