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Why does the WTA website list players weights?

I mean it. Why bother? Schiavone is listed at 141 pounds. Sharapova is listed at 130 pounds. If the information isn't reliable, why bother?

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I mean it. Why bother? Schiavone is listed at 141 pounds. Sharapova is listed at 130 pounds. If the information isn't reliable, why bother?
Schiavone could weigh 141 lbs. However, I highly doubt that Sharapova weighs 130lbs.

And like you: I think most of the listed weights are a complete waste of time, and highly laughable.
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Re: Why does the WTA website list players weights?

I think the player's team provide the info, so they could literally say whatever they want. Pretty sure the heights are mostly wrong as well.
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I mean it. Why bother? Schiavone is listed at 141 pounds. Sharapova is listed at 130 pounds. If the information isn't reliable, why bother?
Athlete's weight is always an interesting information. Another thing is how reliable WTA website is.

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Agreed, totally unreliable and useless. It would be another story if they were constantly measuring their weight and uploading it to their profiles

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Re: Why does the WTA website list players weights?

Half the WTA clearly take after birds and have hollow bones (and/or haven't had their weights updated since they turned pro).

The weights listed for the top 10 players are pretty hilarious when you compare them:

Vika 66 kg
Maria 59 kg
Serena 70 kg
Aga 56 kg
Angie 68 kg
Errani 60 kg
Li 65 kg
Petra 70 kg
Stosur 65 kg
Caro 58 kg
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Re: Why does the WTA website list players weights?

If we can trust in the official WTA numbers, I made some calculations using metric system instead of feet and pounds. http://www.wtatennis.com/rankings

Here is Body Mass Index of Top 20 Tennis Players:
  • Victoria Azarenka: 66 kg : (1,83 x 1,83 m) = 19,7
  • Maria Sharapova: 59 kg : (1,88 x 1,88 m) = 16,7
  • Serena Williams: 70 kg : (1,75 x 1,75 m) = 22,9
  • Agnieszka Radwanska : 56 kg : (1,72 x 1,72 m) = 18,9
  • Angelique Kerber: 68 kg : (1,73 x 1,73 m) = 22,7
  • Sara Errani: 60 kg : (1,64 x 1,64) = 22,3
  • Na Li : 65 kg : (1,72 x 1,72 m) = 22,0
  • Petra Kvitova: 70 kg : (1,82 x 1,82 m) = 21,1
  • Samatha Stosur: 65 kg : (1,72 x 1,72 m) = 22,0
  • Caroline Wozniacki: 58 kg : (1,77 x 1,77 cm) = 18,5
  • Marion Bartoli: 63 kg : (1,70 x 1,70 m) = 21,8
  • Nadia Petrova: 70 kg : (1,78 x 1,78 m) = 22,1
  • Ana Ivanovic; 69 kg : (1,84 x 1,84 m) = 20,4
  • Maria Kirilenko : 61 kg : (1,74 x 1,74 m) = 20,1
  • Dominika Cibulkova : 55 kg : (1,61 x 1,61 m) = 21,2
  • Roberta Vinci : 60 kg : (1,63 x 1,63 m) = 22,6
  • Lucie Safarova : 62 kg (1,77 x 1,77 m) = 19,8
  • Julia Goerges : 70 kg : (1,80 x 1,80 m) = 21,6
  • Kaia Kanepi : 74 kg : (1,81 x 1,81 m) = 22,6
  • Ekaterina Makarova: 65 kg : (1,80 x 1,80 m) = 20,1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index
Normal (healthy weight) is from 18,5 to 25.

Surely Maria Sharapova has to weight more than 59 kg?
http://www.wtatennis.com/players/pla...aria-sharapova

Even Arantxa Rus [65 kg x (1,80 x 1,80 m) = 20,1 BMI] weights more than her according to those WTA statistics!
http://www.wtatennis.com/players/pla...le/arantxa-rus
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Re: Why does the WTA website list players weights?

^ I think Sharapova probably weighted 59 kg back in 2006 or so when she was still a teenager, her weight has been like that since then

Edit: her listed weight I mean

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^ I think Sharapova probably weighted 59 kg back in 2006 or so when she was still a teenager, her weight has been like that since then
I'm sure Sharapova didn't weigh 131 lbs--even back then (at 6'1"-6'3"), unless she was a walking bread stick.
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Petra 70 kg


And boobs alone are like 10kg .
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Ana Ivanovic; 69 kg : (1,84 x 1,84 m) = 20,4
Typo. Obviously pounds, not kilos (= 31kg)

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Re: Why does the WTA website list players weights?

Even weight and height on broadcasts. I've seen Serena's height listed as 5'8, 5'9, and 5'10. Perhaps the height changes with altitude lol.







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Re: Why does the WTA website list players weights?

We discussed this over in SS a while ago, pretty sure Masha is at least 10stone or around about that figure, judging by her muscle gain over the past few years.
I wonder what Ana's is now in comparison to her 2008 figures?
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Typo. Obviously pounds, not kilos (= 31kg)
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  • Victoria Azarenka: 66 kg : (1,83 x 1,83 m) = 19,7
  • Maria Sharapova: 59 kg : (1,88 x 1,88 m) = 16,7
  • Serena Williams: 70 kg : (1,75 x 1,75 m) = 22,9
  • Agnieszka Radwanska : 56 kg : (1,72 x 1,72 m) = 18,9
  • Angelique Kerber: 68 kg : (1,73 x 1,73 m) = 22,7
  • Sara Errani: 60 kg : (1,64 x 1,64) = 22,3
  • Na Li : 65 kg : (1,72 x 1,72 m) = 22,0
  • Petra Kvitova: 70 kg : (1,82 x 1,82 m) = 21,1
  • Samatha Stosur: 65 kg : (1,72 x 1,72 m) = 22,0
  • Caroline Wozniacki: 58 kg : (1,77 x 1,77 cm) = 18,5
  • Marion Bartoli: 63 kg : (1,70 x 1,70 m) = 21,8
  • Nadia Petrova: 70 kg : (1,78 x 1,78 m) = 22,1
  • Ana Ivanovic; 69 kg : (1,84 x 1,84 m) = 20,4
  • Maria Kirilenko : 61 kg : (1,74 x 1,74 m) = 20,1
  • Dominika Cibulkova : 55 kg : (1,61 x 1,61 m) = 21,2
  • Roberta Vinci : 60 kg : (1,63 x 1,63 m) = 22,6
  • Lucie Safarova : 62 kg (1,77 x 1,77 m) = 19,8
  • Julia Goerges : 70 kg : (1,80 x 1,80 m) = 21,6
  • Kaia Kanepi : 74 kg : (1,81 x 1,81 m) = 22,6
  • Ekaterina Makarova: 65 kg : (1,80 x 1,80 m) = 20,1
So it's a myth that Ana is too skinny?
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Re: Why does the WTA website list players weights?

they only use the weight the players initially give to the WTA.
They could be 14 yrs old at the time- that weight is never asked for again.

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