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pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:08 PM
1 S.Kuznetsova RUS 126 201
2 S.Williams USA 123 196
3 V.Williams USA 120 192
4 A.Molik AUS 118 188
5 J.Capriati USA 116 185
6 A.Mauresmo FRA 114 182
7 J.Henin-HardenneBEL 113 180
7 L.Kurhajcova SVK 113 180
7 M.Irvin USA 113 180
7 M.Shaughnessy USA 113 180
7 M.Sharapova RUS 113 180
7 A.Haynes USA 113 180
13 T.Ashley USA 112 179
13 A.Myskina RUS 112 179
13 L.Davenport USA 112 179
16 F.Zuluaga COL 111 177
16 T.Golovin FRA 111 177
16 M.Pierce FRA 111 177
19 M.Sanchez LorenzoESP 110 176
19 D.Hantuchova SVK 110 176


-Kuzzy's fastest was 110 MPH :eek:
-Hanes and Ashley :yeah: Never seen them play, is there room for progression service-speed-wise?
-Golovin/Myskina :scratch: always surprised by her service speed
-Venus and Serena: will they dethrone Svetlana to reclaim 1&2 :shrug:


... To be continued ;)








*yes I'm a service-speed-freak :p*

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:13 PM
Very fascinating. In the mid 1990's Mary and LD were considered the
biggest hardest servers on tour, now it's the average speed range of the
top 10. :eek:

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:15 PM
Very fascinating. In the mid 1990's Mary and LD were considered the
biggest hardest servers on tour, now it's the average speed range of the
top 10. :eek:
yeah, strange isn't it.
What is it actually?
Is it that the rackets are evn better these days, or is it all a question of power or even ( :eek: ) technique :confused:??

Chunchun
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:17 PM
Sveta :eek:

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:17 PM
It's both. The face size of the stick did get bigger, and the modern
space metals have made it easier. Let's not forget players actually
(GOD FORBID! what a concept!) training in the gym. They did not
train in the gym in the 1990's, only nutty players like Steffi. ;)

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:17 PM
Sveta. :eek:

What's the record? 205kph isn't it?

Truthwillout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:18 PM
yeah, strange isn't it.
What is it actually?
Is it that the rackets are evn better these days, or is it all a question of power or even ( :eek: ) technique :confused:??

Racquets are definitely a factor (their technology has made huge progress over the last 10 years). Technique can be very important. I think a girl like our Walloon Warrior can dish it out hard thanks to her impeccable technique.
Still, can't get over Kuzzi being the fastest one :eek:

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:19 PM
Sveta. :eek:

What's the record? 205kph isn't it?


:eek: here. I looked at the post twice to be sure, it
was really her name. :) And please remember it
has been windy these past days. Everyone's serve is
actually higher than this! :tape:

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:21 PM
Serena served 126 @ Wimbledon too. :)

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:21 PM
Racquets are definitely a factor (their technology has made huge progress over the last 10 years). Technique can be very important. I think a girl like our Walloon Warrior can dish it out hard thanks to her impeccable technique.
Still, can't get over Kuzzi being the fastest one :eek:


Surprised about Myskina and Zuluaga
It's all about technique for them too.

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:22 PM
:eek: here. I looked at the post twice to be sure, it
was really her name. :) And please remember it
has been windy these past days. Everyone's serve is
actually higher than this! :tape:
That's scary.. :scared:

But the Fastest ever serve is 205kph isn't it? :p

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:23 PM
Is that the one they gave Patty! :lol:

Truthwillout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:25 PM
Surprised about Myskina and Zuluaga
It's all about technique for them too.

Yeah, surprised me too. Those and others in the list. You're right about the wind of course (on condition it's on your side :lol: )

Neely
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:27 PM
Alicia :clap2:
Justine :clap2:

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:28 PM
Surprised about Myskina and Zuluaga
It's all about technique for them too.
Zuluaga is a rather 'big girl' isn't she. I mean, she tall, so easier to generate power... But people like
Myskina
Henin
Golovin
Shaughnessy

all look so tiny and still manage to hit it that hard.
Henin really goes for it with WHOLE her body, but Myskyna doesn't even seem to make a real effort, it must be all technique and timing in her case :shrug:

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:29 PM
Yeah, surprised me too. Those and others in the list. You're right about the wind of course (on condition it's on your side :lol: )


Well, I figured they took the highest speed record during the
matches, which featured playing against the wind and behind the
wind. If you look at past speed rates, it usually does feature
these names Molik, Mary, the BOSS, LD, W/S so I figure it's
pretty accurate. If ED was on the list, then I'd discard all the
speed readings and have a good laugh instead.

Truthwillout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:29 PM
Zuluaga is a rather 'big girl' isn't she. I mean, she tall, so easier to generate power... But people like
Myskina
Henin
Golovin
Shaughnessy

all look so tiny and still manage to hit it that hard.
Henin really goes for it with WHOLE her body, but Myskyna doesn't even seem to make a real effort, it must be all technique and timing in her case :shrug:

Myskina is tiny but tall (5 foot 9). Don't know how tall the other two are

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:31 PM
Well, I figured they took the highest speed record during the
matches, which featured playing against the wind and behind the
wind. If you look at past speed rates, it usually does feature
these names Molik, Mary, the BOSS, LD, W/S so I figure it's
pretty accurate. If ED was on the list, then I'd discard all the
speed readings and have a good laugh instead.
List is almost similar to the one @ Wimby
except that Sveta climbed up the ladder a lot!

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:32 PM
Tatiana is all stick speed. She really swings that sucker wide and quickly.
Just check it out during her match against Serena coming up on Friday.

I'm sure the reason no one really noticed this is because, nobody is
really watching her technique anyway!!!! :lol:

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:34 PM
Tatiana is all stick speed. She really swings that sucker wide and quickly.
Just check it out during her match against Serena coming up on Friday.

I'm sure the reason no one really noticed this is because, nobody is
really watching her technique anyway!!!! :lol:
yeah, :o
Wonder why everyone is always talking about the BOSS's wonderfull technique :unsure: :bolt: :lol:

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:35 PM
yeah, :o
Wonder why everyone is always talking about the BOSS's wonderfull technique :unsure: :bolt: :lol:


If the BOSS wore her practice outfit, believe me people would
stop talking about that damn technique! :lol:

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:37 PM
If the BOSS wore her practice outfit, believe me people would
stop talking about that damn technique! :lol:
Let's not make this a thread about the BOSS, greenout :fiery: :(
Allez, go to Justine-Time, you!

bmxbandit
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:38 PM
What I couldn't belive is that Jelena hit a 107 MPH ace.

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:39 PM
Let's not make this a thread about the BOSS, greenout :fiery: :(
Allez, go to Justine-Time, you!


It's a free forum up in GM. Now if I wanted to post under
a cruel dictatorship I'd go to JUSTINE TIME! :tape:

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:41 PM
It's a free forum up in GM. Now if I wanted to post under
a cruel dictatorship I'd go to JUSTINE TIME! :tape:
Talk to the hand...

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:47 PM
Talk to the hand...


I hate it when little Belgians try to speak Jive. ;)

New_balls_please
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:53 PM
Sveta :eek: :eek:
This ranking is so relative.All these players have played on main courts, but there are others who have played on samellers courts that don't appear. For exapmle, I'm sure Aranxta Parra Santonja have served at 180 KPH on her first match so, She should appear in this ranking, but her first match was on court 17, and there are not any statistics about her serve on this court

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 12:55 PM
Sveta :eek: :eek:
This ranking is so relative.All these players have played on main courts, but there are others who have played on samellers courts that don't appear. For exapmle, I'm sure Aranxta Parra Santonja have served at 180 KPH on her first match so, She should appear in this ranking, but her first match was on court 17, and there are not any staistics about her serve on this court

She's got her chance today on Arthur Ashe. :)

Kelly
Sep 2nd, 2004, 01:15 PM
the fastest female serve is 127mph by venus......dont know when that recorded. but i know lindsay has slowed her serve down over the years and goes for placement more

azza
Sep 2nd, 2004, 01:23 PM
Fastest serve was by Nicole Pratt 247KPH at this year FO

VRULES
Sep 2nd, 2004, 01:48 PM
They have their conversions wrong. Remember when Venus hit a 205 kph at the Aussie in 2003 and that was the fastest ever at that slam. That was 125 mph, so 201 kph isn't 126. Serena's 126 was like 207 kph at wimby, so their stats are wrong.

Plus has Kuznetsova ever hit a serve into the 120s, the fastest i have seen is like 115, and that was a stretch (I haven't seen a lot of her though, but people don't just all of a sudden serve bigger). Now if it was Petrova I could see it but not Kuznetsova.

mboyle
Sep 2nd, 2004, 01:51 PM
Yeah, um, Svetlana did not hit a serve at 126:tape: ...

azmad_88
Sep 2nd, 2004, 01:53 PM
Where did u find those stats?
can i know lenaD fastest 1st serve ?

Mattographer
Sep 2nd, 2004, 02:00 PM
Where's Samantha Stosur?

xan
Sep 2nd, 2004, 02:09 PM
The serve speeds are going up very fast for the women. When this was pointed out at Wimbledon, everybody said all the serve speed meters were faulty....

Now it looks like the US Open serve speed meters are faulty too..

Greenout
Sep 2nd, 2004, 02:20 PM
The serve speeds are going up very fast for the women. When this was pointed out at Wimbledon, everybody said all the serve speed meters were faulty....

Now it looks like the US Open serve speed meters are faulty too..

It's gender accurate. :tape:


Everyone on that list serves bigger than ATP players Bohdan Ulirach,
and Fabrice Santoro!
:haha:

Spunky83
Sep 2nd, 2004, 03:26 PM
Where did u find those stats?
can i know lenaD fastest 1st serve ?

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/extrastats/speed_ws.html

Myskina served with 111 mph in Wimby, so no mistake here. Though I have to say it´s interesting, cause she just uses her arm to serve, not the whole body going forward like for example Justine (fastest serve here:113 mph).

New_balls_please
Sep 2nd, 2004, 03:33 PM
20. Arantxa Parra 109 MPH

esquímaux
Sep 2nd, 2004, 03:33 PM
:hearts: KUZZIE!!! :hearts:



....Kurhajcova? :unsure:

xan
Sep 2nd, 2004, 03:33 PM
Myskina only serves a few really BIG serves. Her average is around 100. She can't put in big ones consistently for a whole match. But I think she's been working out to get her average to 100.

Kuznetsova is a meaty lass, so I believe she can turn out a big serve on occasion.

Shaughnessy has really been working out. She's thin, but all muscle.

Henin is the surprising one. Only 5 feet six, thin as a rake, and a power player!!

It's taking 110 MPH even to get on to the top servers board these days.

treufreund
Sep 2nd, 2004, 03:35 PM
sveta :eek:

deminator
Sep 2nd, 2004, 03:47 PM
Where did u find those stats?
can i know lenaD fastest 1st serve ?
not sure she did hit 107MPH yesterday not bad for her really although a girl of her height and muscle should be faster.

Knizzle
Sep 2nd, 2004, 04:03 PM
I doubt Kuzzie served a 126. Really I do.

fabifan#1
Sep 2nd, 2004, 04:40 PM
wow kuznetsova first :eek:

fabiola always has had a good serve so i expected to see her in top serves

SJW
Sep 2nd, 2004, 04:49 PM
i dont think sveta served 126 :)

treufreund
Sep 2nd, 2004, 05:27 PM
justine just hit 115 mph. :D

Jericho
Sep 2nd, 2004, 08:53 PM
:lol: who actually believes Sveta hit 126 mph

pigam
Sep 2nd, 2004, 08:55 PM
:shrug: Why is it so impossible?
Sveta is extremely powerfull. It could have been a 'lucky' serve...
All the others seem to be correct, so why would her's be false?
It's possible, but why then? :confused:

Pengwin
Sep 2nd, 2004, 08:59 PM
The meters measure sound right? Maybe someone fired a shot as Svetlana was serving

Knizzle
Sep 2nd, 2004, 10:36 PM
:shrug: Why is it so impossible?
Sveta is extremely powerfull. It could have been a 'lucky' serve...
All the others seem to be correct, so why would her's be false?
It's possible, but why then? :confused:
Sveta is not THAT powerful, plus we probably would have heard about it somewhere else cause 126 mph serves in the women't game don't go unnoticed.

smarties
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:17 AM
plus we probably would have heard about it somewhere else cause 126 mph serves in the women't game don't go unnoticed.

She 's not american
:rolleyes:

Knizzle
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:18 AM
She 's not american
:rolleyes:
I didn't know the American press was the end all be all source of tennis news.

fammmmedspin
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:02 AM
Myskina is tiny but tall (5 foot 9). Don't know how tall the other two are
Shaughnessy is pretty tall? Her and Nadia playing doubles together must be the ball's nightmare.

Nastya is strange - the first serve is so much faster than the second but some matches she wins a far higher percentage on the second serve.

Schiavone hasn't been on a court with a radar gun yet she and Justine hit 113 Mph regularly on 5'5" bodies. Francesca had a shoulder injury from doing it though and has some awful service games and Justine seems to be serving a lot of DF since the AO so there is a downside.

If you saw the olympics the Russians had a stunning volleyball player called Gamova who was 6'8" tall - now if she could serve..........

thelittlestelf
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:06 AM
I must say, Jen has been serving VERY well this tournament.

pigam
Sep 3rd, 2004, 08:06 AM
Sveta is not THAT powerful, plus we probably would have heard about it somewhere else cause 126 mph serves in the women't game don't go unnoticed.
Serena served 126 in Wimbledon, was it in 'the media' then too? :unsure:
It isn't even a new record, why should it be in the papers/... ?? :confused:

KingA
Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:47 PM
I knew that Jenn would be up there.... she was serving so good in her 2nd rd match.... the speed and the placement were quite impressive!

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:15 PM
Uberoi hit 114 last night in her match with Venus :eek: :scared:.

Experimentee
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:37 PM
Sveta is very powerful, both on her FH and serve. Its not surprising that she would be leading at this time.

Experimentee
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:47 PM
I saw a Sveta match today against Pratt and she was serving pretty big in that match. I'd believe that she served that fastest serve. I dont understand why people doubt that, if you've ever seen her play.