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Knizzle
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:09 PM
Does anyone know what the biggest women's serve ever returned is?? I know Venus has served 125mph several times on tour and I wondered if her opponents were able to get those serves back in play. Anyone have an idea on this interesting stat?

I know Venus returned a 124mph back in play, has there been any higher??

calabar
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:22 PM
I don't know but If I had to bet my house it probably involved a match between Vee and Ree or maybe Davenport.

Knizzle
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:25 PM
I don't know but If I had to bet my house it probably involved a match between Vee and Ree or maybe Davenport.

That's what I was thinking too. Venus would have to be the server, Serena has gone to 126mph serving, but that was an ace. I know Venus served 125 mph against LD I think at Wimbledon, but I don't know if it was returned or not.

calabar
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Considering that Vee and Ree have been practicing against each all their adult lives, it has to be a match against each other I would think.

LucasArg
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:33 PM
I think Gisela Dulko returning winners from Marat Safin's serve in Hopman Cup lol

Elldee
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:35 PM
Well, Marat said he didn't like serving full power at the girls but it wasn't slow or anything and she hit a lot of winners off of it!

jean_genie
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:38 PM
I think I just read somewhere that Martina Hingis was returning Goran Ivanisovic's serve like it was nothing and it frustrated him. That might count if you're not counting the women against the women.

Venus' biggest serve was 127 I think at Filderstadt back in the late 90s and I don't know if it was an ace or not.

calabar
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Venus' biggest serve was 127 I think at Filderstadt back in the late 90s and I don't know if it was an ace or not.

In 1998 at the Swisscom tournament in Zurich (I think) she clocked the now record at 127.4. It came on match point against Mary Pierce, and yes it was an ace.

Knizzle
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:41 PM
I think Gisela Dulko returning winners from Marat Safin's serve in Hopman Cup lol

Has Safin had a sex change??

LUIS9
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:47 PM
I am not sure of the exact speed on the serve but Brenda Schultz once served a huge 1st Serve or someone else at the Aussie open and I believe and Hingis hit a return winner of a serve of something like or around 123 miles per hour, barring it probably wasnt too well placed but thats some feat!

jean_genie
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:52 PM
In 1998 at the Swisscom tournament in Zurich (I think) she clocked the now record at 127.4. It came on match point against Mary Pierce, and yes it was an ace.
Thanks:)

Geisha
Apr 8th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Venus returned Serena's 120 or 121 mph serve in Miami, last week.

oggie
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:24 AM
Wasn't there a match between Seles and Venus few years ago at LA (Home Depot championship) where Monica hit a return winner of a big serve of Venus (I think 119pmh?)?

Gogo123
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:32 AM
Venus returned Serena's 120 or 121 mph serve in Miami, last week.
124 mph

RenaSlam.
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:33 AM
124.3 Mph.

ktwtennis
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:52 AM
I remember reading that Monica was returing Safin's serve also in the mixed doubles at the Hopman Cup, and the writer seemed to think Safin was serving at least almost full pace...

ceiling_fan
Apr 9th, 2005, 02:03 AM
I think Gisela Dulko returning winners from Marat Safin's serve in Hopman Cup lol
i really don't get it.. even if it is doubles, how can Gisela Dulko return winners off Safin's serve :confused:

slice
Apr 9th, 2005, 02:14 AM
i remember watchign stevenson and venus in some charity match or something and venus whacked a serve dtl and alexandra managed to hit a crosscourt winner of it :laugh:

Paialii
Apr 9th, 2005, 02:18 AM
i remember watchign stevenson and venus in some charity match or something and venus whacked a serve dtl and alexandra managed to hit a crosscourt winner of it :laugh:

That really doesn't help what the original poster wants to know..

Anyone can rip a winner off of anyone's serve with enough luck. I've played with Serena Williams for a session and she was serving up around full pace and I hit a winner off of her first serve -- just luck on the timing and where I thought the serve was going. It's not as if I could do that every time.

thelittlestelf
Apr 9th, 2005, 02:52 AM
That really doesn't help what the original poster wants to know..

Anyone can rip a winner off of anyone's serve with enough luck. I've played with Serena Williams for a session and she was serving up around full pace and I hit a winner off of her first serve -- just luck on the timing and where I thought the serve was going. It's not as if I could do that every time.:eek: :eek: :eek: You got to play for a session with Serena!?!?!? You're so lucky!!!!!

deja_entendu
Apr 9th, 2005, 03:07 AM
Hingis, the greatest returner of all time, smacked a winner against Brenda Schultz-McCarthy when she broke the SERVICE SPEED RECORD for women at the Australian Open, which at the time was something around 120mph, give or take. :bowdown: Martina! :hearts:

PointBlank
Apr 9th, 2005, 07:52 AM
They play mixed at Hopman Cup.

Stamp Paid
Apr 9th, 2005, 07:54 AM
I've played with Serena Williams for a session....

*dead*

Prizeidiot
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:14 AM
i really don't get it.. even if it is doubles, how can Gisela Dulko return winners off Safin's serve :confused:
Well, Marat had an absolute shocker of a week in Perth. His whole game was quite terrible, and a lot of the time, the serve went straight to her forehand or backhand. Add the fact that he wasn't moving well, and was barely inside the baseline when her return came, and you have Dulko killing his serve.

slice
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:30 AM
That really doesn't help what the original poster wants to know..

Anyone can rip a winner off of anyone's serve with enough luck. I've played with Serena Williams for a session and she was serving up around full pace and I hit a winner off of her first serve -- just luck on the timing and where I thought the serve was going. It's not as if I could do that every time.

cry me a fucken river :rolleyes:

in case you didnt notice, all threads actually contain post with no relevance, at least mine did :o

controlfreak
Apr 9th, 2005, 11:28 AM
My girlfriend is a dress size 42 - now THAT's one of the biggest women ever - and I can return her serve easily... so the answer to your question is yes. :tape: