Re: Top 10 Fastest Serves of All Time (Venus,Serena,Ana,Na,4 Germans)
I think we can take these figures with a pinch of salt to be honest. The radar gun really isn't that accurate and does throw up a few anomalous readings. I remember a Baltacha serve reading 138mph at Wimbledon 3 years ago and an Henin 2nd serve clocking in at over 130 somewhere. In both cases the readings were so absurd that nobody was jumping up and down claiming a new record. But it does illustrate that the technology is not reliable enough to base bona fide records upon.
They use the same piece of kit to measure the pace of bowlers in cricket and it throws up some equally strange readings there from time to time as well.