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rhz
Sep 5th, 2002, 06:45 AM
was it Zurich 1997 or something?? it's been a while! even Venus could not pass that again? why??

AjdeNate!
Sep 5th, 2002, 06:47 AM
Someone will...just give it time. It may be Venus or not. It may be a future top player. That is one record I see going buybye.

TSequoia01
Sep 6th, 2002, 03:26 AM
It will not be broken nor will Rusedki's 149 mph record. They are using slower balls on hardcourt and faster balls on clay. :cool:

RYNJ
Sep 6th, 2002, 03:30 AM
Venus has been close, she hit 125 MPH in many occasions...

TSequoia01
Sep 6th, 2002, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by Daniel_Forever
Venus has been close, she hit 125 MPH in many occasions...

That means under the old conditions Venus would have already broken the record. The slower balls are about 10% slower as I recall. :eek:

bobcat
Sep 6th, 2002, 03:49 AM
So maybe Martina's serve really hasn't gotten that much worse and that it might just be slower because of heavier balls?

Of course that also implies that the women have gotten A LOT stronger than just a few years ago, because lots of women serve over 110 mph nowadays.

TSequoia01
Sep 6th, 2002, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by bobcat
So maybe Martina's serve really hasn't gotten that much worse and that it might just be slower because of heavier balls?

Of course that also implies that the women have gotten A LOT stronger than just a few years ago, because lots of women serve over 110 mph nowadays.


It is my understanding that the balls are not heavier. But rather just have a higher aerodynamic drag coefficient. Dang did I say that? :confused: