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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2008, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Power Index

I have never noticed this index before. I did not know that some of the people on the list hit that hard.
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March 26 - April 6, 2008
Rank

Player
Rating
1

Dinara Safina (RUS)
94.40 MPH
2

Justine Henin (BEL)
94.06 MPH
3

Marta Domachowska (POL)
93.54 MPH
4

Venus Williams (USA)
93.08 MPH
5

Serena Williams (USA)
92.48 MPH
6

Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS)
91.45 MPH
7

Sabine Lisicki (GER)
91.35 MPH
8

Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
91.33 MPH
9

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
91.11 MPH
10

Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
91.03 MPH

The Power Index is the average maximum hitting speed of any player judged by maximum: a) 1st Serve Speed; b) 2nd Serve Speed; c) Forehand; d) Backhand; e) 1st Serve Return;
f) 2nd Serve Return; and g) Smash.
*Only calculates players appearing on center court.



Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Power Index Leaders - Cumulative after four events:

Rank

Player
Rating
1

Lindsay Davenport (USA)
94.07 MPH
2

Angela Haynes (USA)
94.02 MPH
3

Marta Domachowska (POL)
93.54 MPH
4

Maria Sharapova (RUS)
93.15 MPH
5

Justine Henin (BEL)
93.03 MPH
6

Serena Williams (USA)
92.48 MPH
7

Sabine Lisicki (GER)
92.40 MPH
8

Li Na (CHN)
91.79 MPH
9

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
91.73 MPH
10

Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS)
91.45 MPH

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Re: Power Index

Lindsay is the most powerful player!



Ivanovic - G顤ges - Agnieszka - Li - Bencic

Venus - Kvitova - Golden Flowers - A.K. Schmiedlova - Stephens - Stosur - Woz
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Re: Power Index

Linday can hold her baby in other hand and she'd still be the hardest hitting woman!

On the other hand Marta's power means nothing, when she usually hits it wide or long...

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I thought Justine would be taken out of this category too. I guess they forgot it!

Go Brazilian girls!
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Re: Power Index

This stat is completely contaminated by the opponent one plays. If Venus Williams serves to me and i return it to her, its going to come off my racket at a faster speed than if i was returning an Hingis serve with the exact same stroke. My power index would be higher in the Venus match. Its the same reason a hard throwing pitcher in baseball is more susceptible to giving up the longball.
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Re: Power Index

Marta Doma.... , Dinara ,Angela , Justine .....
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Re: Power Index

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This stat is completely contaminated by the opponent one plays. If Venus Williams serves to me and i return it to her, its going to come off my racket at a faster speed than if i was returning an Hingis serve with the exact same stroke. My power index would be higher in the Venus match. Its the same reason a hard throwing pitcher in baseball is more susceptible to giving up the longball.
Which is why no one cares about it.

I forget the stat last year but I think it had Amelie as # 1 and Mattek at # 2. Something ridiculous.
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This stat is completely contaminated by the opponent one plays. If Venus Williams serves to me and i return it to her, its going to come off my racket at a faster speed than if i was returning an Hingis serve with the exact same stroke. My power index would be higher in the Venus match. Its the same reason a hard throwing pitcher in baseball is more susceptible to giving up the longball.
If Venus Williams was serving to you, you wouldn't return it

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