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Serena hit 128 mph serve in RG (206 km/h)

One of the fastest serves in history of women's tennis. Well done, Serena!
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/sc.../speed_ws.html
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Re: Serena hit 128 mph serve in RG (206 km/h)

Serves at the French Open are always faster, Venus hit her fastest one there... I always find that shocking....considering the court.

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Serves at the French Open are always faster, Venus hit her fastest one there... I always find that shocking....considering the court.
Yep, Dent hit one 240 km/h
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Serves at the French Open are always faster, Venus hit her fastest one there... I always find that shocking....considering the court.
Yes the balls at French open are smaller and faster than the balls at other Grand Slams. ITF made the hardcourt and grass balls 7% bigger for 2002 to slow down the game, but at the same time they made the balls for Roland Garros faster. The balls at Roland Garros are actually also faster than the balls used at other clay court tournaments.
So now there's less difference in game speed on different surfaces, since they have also made the grass at Wimbledon slower.

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I always find that shocking....considering the court.
The surface has nothing to do with service speed, at the speed is only measured in the air before it hits the ground.
There's not much difference what surface the server jumps on. So the ball is the major what decides service speed. And altitute and weather also affects the air resistance.

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yessssss serena
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Re: Serena hit 128 mph serve in RG (206 km/h)

serena, this is your chance to win RG again now that it's a faster court
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serena, this is your chance to win RG again now that it's a faster court
Er..its not like now is a faster court; it was already like that last year and the year before and so on
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serena, this is your chance to win RG again now that it's a faster court
yeah...its not any faster than it was.... Serena's had her chances....if she hadn't have choked last year she would have won. For some reason i think shes gonna choke again this year....she just wants it too badly..

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Re: Serena hit 128 mph serve in RG (206 km/h)

too bad she doesn't know how to construct points or move on clay.

i suggest she lose some weight.
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fuck he's a troll.



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fuck he's a troll.
so telling the truth makes me a troll?

argue the merits of my statements instead of resorting to name calling.
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why don't you justify why she needs to lose weight?

she's world number 1. she's won more grandslams than any other woman on the tour. she's one of the best players in the history of the WTA. and she's still winning matches.

so why the fuck does she need to lose weight?



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why don't you justify why she needs to lose weight?

she's world number 1. she's won more grandslams than any other woman on the tour. she's one of the best players in the history of the WTA. and she's still winning matches.

so why the fuck does she need to lose weight?
there are plenty of reasons for her to lose weight ...among them .....

less strain on the knees
better movement and balance
career longevity
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she's doing fine as she is now and she doesn't need to change anything.

losing weight could result in her losing power which is one of the things she relies on.



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