View Full Version : Serena is only 5'8"

Jul 6th, 2002, 01:11 PM
NBC just should her height on a graphic. Really. Same height as Martina Navratilova. Riiiiiight.

Jul 6th, 2002, 01:13 PM
Poor little thing.
Hey, VENUS may be shorter than 6'1" as well. :)

Jul 6th, 2002, 02:21 PM
yeah right, Ireckon its about 5ft 11. There's a pic of them after the US Open and there is very little difference in their height.

Jul 6th, 2002, 02:59 PM
Martina1 - Yeah but Serena is at least 2 inches shorter than Hantuchova. When you saw them atthe net atthe end of their match Dani was way taller.

Jul 6th, 2002, 03:00 PM
she may not be tall, but she is deep in the chest.

Jul 6th, 2002, 03:07 PM
lol ;)

Bright Red
Jul 6th, 2002, 03:34 PM
No way, Serena was not 5" shorter than Venus on the shots I saw. Serena is at least 5'10".

Jul 6th, 2002, 03:37 PM
I'm beginning to wonder, there's a picture of her and Capriati and Jenn appears to be taller. Momo and Monica are also taller and they list themselves as 5'10.

Jul 6th, 2002, 03:46 PM
Venus always bends her need slightly, I noticed it today when they were at the net and at the tropy presentation. I've also seen Venus and serena in person, up close, Vee is alot taller than rena. I would say Rena is exactly 5'8

Jul 7th, 2002, 06:30 PM
I think she is 5'8. She is about the same as Kim, anyway. Which makes her serve all the more impressive.

Jul 8th, 2002, 09:08 PM
I thought this argument was settled a while ago. I remember a thread where pictures (with Jenny, Pierce etc were posted).

She CANNOT betaller than 5'8" because i was ACTUALLY looking out for her height in her match against Mauresmo. As they stood together, Mauresmo was clearly taller than Serena by at least an inch. Unless Mauresmo was wearing a hidden high heels, which might have contributed to her drubbing?

Indeed that really exposes weakness in the serves of the other players around 5'8" or taller. I mean why can't the Cappy's of this world serve as well as the Serena of this world. Count it be better technique? (Hint hint!)

Jul 8th, 2002, 09:36 PM
ALL OF THE PLAYER STATS ARE WRONG!! Well, some of them. They're either very old and haven't been updated for a while, or the players are lying about their height and weight. I believe the players just submit their height and weight to the tour and the WTA prints it in a Media GUIDE.

Jul 8th, 2002, 10:49 PM
Serena is taller than Mauresmo. You guys should look at the La Paz picture last year when Serena was standing next to Amelie. She was taller.

Jul 8th, 2002, 10:54 PM
Both Venus and Serena have the tendency to stand with their weight on one leg and their other knee bent forward. This motion would make anybody look shorter. I think Serena's 5'10". And this must be true because I said so. Hahahahahaha!

Jul 8th, 2002, 11:00 PM
Some of the Stats are very old.

If Serena weighs 140lb (10 Stone) I'm a Dutchman!

She's mostly muscle, and must weigh 150 lb at least.

Jul 9th, 2002, 03:25 AM
Serena is 5'10. I've seen that height in more than one profile on her. I'm 5'6 and I know she's more than two inches taller than me.

Ted of Teds Tennis
Jul 9th, 2002, 03:29 AM
If Serena can claim to be 5'8", then I'd like to say that I'm 6'1" and 205 lbs of solid muscle. :D :D

Jul 9th, 2002, 03:42 AM
Serena Williams is indeed 5 ''10

Jul 9th, 2002, 06:56 AM
I heard she was 1,78, no idea what that is in american size!
but serena has pretty short legs(well it looks that way on tv) so she looks smaller anyway.

Jul 9th, 2002, 07:37 AM
Serena is not that tall when you look at her next to Vee, Daniela, momo.

Jul 9th, 2002, 08:30 AM
guys, Serena is taller than Momo. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Crazy Canuck
Jul 9th, 2002, 10:09 PM
"I heard she was 1,78, no idea what that is in american size!"

Well I am just over 1.70m, which is roughly 5'7.

Which would make her roughly 5'9 and 1/2 or something like that ;)

I have never seen her live so I can't really compare her to myself height wise.

5'8 while taller than average for a girl, isn't really tall - and seeing as I am almost that I certaintly wouldn't see her as tall if i stood near her.

Stats, and peoples perception of stats is often wrong though...

They list Ferrero as 6' and Werthiem on a couple of occasions has said that he can't be 5'9 ;) Anyhow, John is wrong, which makes me think that some people in here may be incorrect with their perceptions too.

Anyone have any pics they can post for comparison?

I was prettys ure Serena and Jenn looked the same height.

Jul 9th, 2002, 10:47 PM
All the stats are old and inaccurate, these girls start playng tennis at such a young age and are shorter!
I mean how often are the stats updated?

Jul 9th, 2002, 10:50 PM
Im 1.80 which is exactly 6".

If Serena is 1.78 shes probably 5 10" 1/2

Brian Stewart
Jul 9th, 2002, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by Sean
Im 1.80 which is exactly 6".

You're only 6 inches tall?!? :eek:

Fun with typos. :)

Jul 9th, 2002, 11:30 PM
After the final, as they were walking off court together, I asked my S.O. how much taller Venus was than Serena. She watched them walking for 3 or 4 seconds and then said "Five inches". I asked if she was sure. She said, "The top of Serena head is about even with Venus's eyebrows."

It's not conclusive, but it's something to look out for.

Nan Cu
Jul 9th, 2002, 11:46 PM
How Tall is Hewitt?


Jul 9th, 2002, 11:50 PM
I remember a thread a while ago where side-by-side photos were posted.

Why don't those with side-by-side photos post them here. It's all well and good guessing when we can have Graphic evidence.
I say she is about an inch shorter than Momo. This is what i saw with my own eyes, because i was looking out for it. And she is definitely similar height as Jenny. Again i saw that with my own eyes.

Nan Cu
Jul 10th, 2002, 12:00 AM
How Tall is Kim?


Jul 10th, 2002, 12:06 AM
On his profile Little Lleyton's height is 1.80 (5 ft. 11 in.)
On her profile Kim is 1.73 (5 ft. 8 in.)

Nan Cu
Jul 10th, 2002, 12:12 AM


Jul 10th, 2002, 02:32 PM
Serena looks to be the same height as Jennifer in this photo, but if you notice, she’s hunching her shoulders a bit and not standing up straight. I’ve noticed this about her in the past as well. And I think the reason that she does this, to the extent that it’s become somewhat of a habit, is because of her breasts. I have a friend with full breasts but on a rather small frame—unlike Serena—and she’s had them since her early teenage years. She was so self-conscious and uncomfortable with the unwanted attention that her breasts would cause that instead of walking/standing upright and proud, she’d always slouch---kind of like Serena.

Perhaps I’m just over analyzing though.

Jul 10th, 2002, 02:45 PM
Here are the pictures to prove it, and you guys are still in denial!:rolleyes:

Jul 10th, 2002, 02:57 PM
mentos - Serena looks SHORTER than Jenn in the photo, and to me, it looks like Serena is standing up straight.

I think what we're getting from those pictures is that Kim, Amelie, Jenn and Serena are ABOUT the same height. Greater precision would require a lot more photos. Is Kim leaning to one side inthat picture, making her appear shorter than she really is? Well, she is leaning, but who can tell if she appears shorter as a result? Amelie's clearly got her head down, but still looks taller than Jenn.

It seems pretty clear to me that Serena is shorter than 5'10". It's also clear that she's around Jenn and Kim's height. I was quite skeptical when I started the thread, but now I tend to agree that she's 5'8". Maybe a half inch taller, but no more than that.

Jul 10th, 2002, 02:59 PM
The only other explanation I can come up with, is that all of them lied about their heights and really are between 5'9 and 5'10!

Nan Cu
Jul 11th, 2002, 12:38 AM
Let's bring Monica into the equation. I think she's listed as 5' 10".


VS Fan
Jul 11th, 2002, 01:15 AM
Serena is 5' 10" tall, About 150 lbs.

These tournaments don't seem to EVER update their data.
Last year Venus was listed as 5' 11", 137 lbs. We know that is wrong!!

These figures are for Venus in 1997, and Serena in 1998, while they were STILL growing.

Venus was 175 lbs. when she hit her 127MPH serve. She is about 160 lbs. now and her top serve speed is about 124MPH.
(not lately)

I wish they would put the players on a scale and give us updated data in EVERY tournament!!

Nan Cu
Jul 11th, 2002, 01:22 AM

Jul 11th, 2002, 02:31 AM
Monica's 5'11". Or, if you prefer, she's a couple inches taller than Serena, but a couple inches shorter than Venus.