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Ramsey
May 22nd, 2006, 08:21 PM
We all know there's a lot of height on the women's tour. I wanted to compile a list of the tallest. Please correct me with replies.

1. Lindsay Davenport 6'2 1/2
2. Elena Bovina 6'2 1/2
3. Maria Sharapova 6'2
4. Venus Williams 6'1 1/2
5. Alexandra Stevenson 6'1
6. Nicole Vaidisova 6'0
7. Ana Ivanovic 6'0
8. Dinara Safina 5'11 3/4
9. Eleni Danillidou 5'11 1/2
10. Elena Dementieva 5'11
11. Mara Santangelo 5'11
12. Daniela Hantuchova 5'11
13. Viktoria Azarenka 5'11
14. Anna-Lena Groenfeld 5'11
15. Katerina Srebotnik 5'11
16. Vera Dushevina 5'11
17. Meghann Shaughnessy 5'11
18. Tsvetana Pironkova 5'11
19. Ting Li 5'11
20. Julia Vakulenko 5'11

Only active players.

ae wowww
May 22nd, 2006, 08:23 PM
Thanks for this; I bet any money if we did an ATP one, not one guy in the top 50 players (not ranking) would be under 6 foot!

tenn_ace
May 22nd, 2006, 08:24 PM
how about Oprandi? She's got to be taller than 6'

VeeReeDavJCap81
May 22nd, 2006, 08:25 PM
We all know there's a lot of height on the women's tour. I wanted to compile a list of the tallest. Please correct me with replies.

1. Lindsay Davenport 6'2 1/2
2. Elena Bovina 6'2 1/2
3. Maria Sharapova 6'2
4. Venus Williams 6'1 1/2
5. Alexandra Stevenson 6'1
6. Nicole Vaidisova 6'0
7. Ana Ivanovic 6'0
8. Dinara Safina 5'11 3/4
9. Eleni Danillidou 5'11 1/2
10. Elena Dementieva 5'11
11. Mara Santangelo 5'11
12. Daniela Hantuchova 5'11
13. Viktoria Azarenka 5'11
14. Anna-Lena Groenfeld 5'11
15. Katerina Srebotnik 5'11
16. Vera Dushevina 5'11
17. Meghann Shaughnessy 5'11
18. Tsvetana Pironkova 5'11
19. Ting Li 5'11
20. Julia Vakulenko 5'11

Only active players.

I thought Safina was taller than 5'11...she looked HUGE yesterday after the Rome final. And I had no idea Pironkova was that tall.

tucker1989
May 22nd, 2006, 08:26 PM
how about Oprandi? She's got to be taller than 6'

Only 5'6 1/2 according to wtatour :shrug:

tenn_ace
May 22nd, 2006, 08:28 PM
Only 5'6 1/2 according to wtatour :shrug:

thanks... I haven't seen her playing, but according to posts here she sounded like a big and tall girl. Maybe it was my misperception.

Blonde_Ambition7
May 22nd, 2006, 08:28 PM
I thought Safina was taller than 5'11...she looked HUGE yesterday after the Rome final. And I had no idea Pironkova was that tall.

Same here, I thought she was the tallest player for some reason..

SilK
May 22nd, 2006, 08:29 PM
Akgul Amanmuradova is the tallest I believe...

Meteor Shower
May 22nd, 2006, 08:31 PM
Kanepi is taller than Dushevina. (from WTATour stats and my opinion)

vogus
May 22nd, 2006, 08:34 PM
your list is missing several of the tallest girls.

Hrdinova 6'2
Voskoboeva 6'1 1/2
Skavronskaia 6'1
Kanepi 6'0

controlfreak
May 22nd, 2006, 08:40 PM
Yeah it might be worthwhile doing the research properly before making the list.

I never knew Ivanovic was a tall one though.

Ramsey
May 22nd, 2006, 08:43 PM
Yeah it might be worthwhile doing the research properly before making the list.

I never knew Ivanovic was a tall one though.

Yeah, it might be worthwhile reading the post before making asinine comments.
The list is off the top of my head, I clearly asked for corrections.

GrandSlam05
May 22nd, 2006, 08:46 PM
I don't care what they say, Lindsay is 6'3". Even Pam Shriver says so.

SvetaPleaseWin.
May 22nd, 2006, 08:54 PM
Akgul Amanmuradova is the tallest I believe...

yeah shes 6'3"

Davenselesport
May 22nd, 2006, 08:58 PM
Wow... Stevenson did not look THAT tall in person, unless she's grown over the past 2 years... same with Srebotnik...

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 09:06 PM
We all know there's a lot of height on the women's tour. I wanted to compile a list of the tallest. Please correct me with replies.

1. Lindsay Davenport 6'2 1/2
2. Elena Bovina 6'2 1/2
3. Maria Sharapova 6'2
4. Venus Williams 6'1 1/2
5. Alexandra Stevenson 6'1
6. Nicole Vaidisova 6'0
7. Ana Ivanovic 6'0
8. Dinara Safina 5'11 3/4
9. Eleni Danillidou 5'11 1/2
10. Elena Dementieva 5'11
11. Mara Santangelo 5'11
12. Daniela Hantuchova 5'11
13. Viktoria Azarenka 5'11
14. Anna-Lena Groenfeld 5'11
15. Katerina Srebotnik 5'11
16. Vera Dushevina 5'11
17. Meghann Shaughnessy 5'11
18. Tsvetana Pironkova 5'11
19. Ting Li 5'11
20. Julia Vakulenko 5'11

Only active players.

Besides those others have mentioned already, you're missing Molik - 1,82m or, in your primitive and cumbersome measurements system, 5' 11 3/4'' :lol: The "3/4" crack me up.

And Yaroslava Shvedova has got to be 1,80m tall or more.

watchdogfish
May 22nd, 2006, 09:22 PM
Liezel Huber 5'11"
Lubomira Kurhajcova 5'11"
Alicia Molik 6'0
Kaia Kanepi 5'11"
Ivana Lisjak 5'11"
Galina Voskoboeva 6'0

ezekiel
May 22nd, 2006, 09:26 PM
those official stats are outdated

ClaudiaZ-S
May 22nd, 2006, 09:34 PM
Where is Mary?

bis2806
May 22nd, 2006, 09:55 PM
Maria is not that tall. She's only 6'0, not 6'2

Volcana
May 22nd, 2006, 10:01 PM
[QUOTE=bis2806]Maria is not that tall. She's only 6'0, not 6'2[/QUOTEShe was at least as tall as Venus at Wimbledon last year.

jacobruiz
May 22nd, 2006, 10:03 PM
Maria is not that tall. She's only 6'0, not 6'2

Once again, you've proven that you know NOTHING about Maria.:lol:

Libertango
May 22nd, 2006, 10:09 PM
Thanks for this; I bet any money if we did an ATP one, not one guy in the top 50 players (not ranking) would be under 6 foot!

Isn't Hewitt under 6'0??

watchdogfish
May 22nd, 2006, 10:16 PM
Isn't Hewitt under 6'0??


How could you forget Olivier Rochus? Ranked 30 in the world and has a height of 5'5" (165cm)!

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 10:18 PM
Isn't Hewitt under 6'0??

And Nalbandian, and Davydenko, and Robredo, and David Ferrer, and Coria, and Gaudio, and so on and so forth.

And there's Olivier Rochus, of course.

hablo
May 22nd, 2006, 10:21 PM
Isn't Hewitt under 6'0??
yes he is and there are others : Olivier Rochus who is ranked no.30 is only 5'5 (165 cm) ;
Tommy Robredo who is ranked no.7 is only 5'11 (180 cm) ; Fabrice Santoro who is ranked no.50 is 5'10 (177 cm); Sebastien Grosjean who is ranked no.21 is only 5'9 ; Gaston Gaudio (no.10) is 5'9, etc :shrug:

in other words, not every player in top50 is over 6'0 feet like that poster claimed :tape:

hablo
May 22nd, 2006, 10:22 PM
ok, I see other posters beat me to it :lol:

liuxuan
May 22nd, 2006, 10:22 PM
OMG he clearly stated the top 50 NOT RANKING but the top 50 tallest players. meaning, that thre are more than 50 players over six feet.

read the english properly:rolleyes:

Blonde_Ambition7
May 22nd, 2006, 10:23 PM
yes he is and there are others : Olivier Rochus who is ranked no.30 is only 5'5 (165 cm) ;
Tommy Robredo who is ranked no.7 is only 5'11 (180 cm) ; Fabrice Santoro who is ranked no.50 is 5'10 (177 cm); Sebastien Grosjean who is ranked no.21 is only 5'9 ; Gaston Gaudio (no.10) is 5'9, etc :shrug:

in other words, not every player in top50 is over 6'0 feet like that poster claimed :tape:




he meant the top 50 tallest players would not be under 6'0...not the top 50 ranked players.

hablo
May 22nd, 2006, 10:24 PM
he meant the top 50 tallest players would not be under 6'0...not the top 50 ranked players.
ok, thanks for clearing that up ;) I wasn't the only one to misunderstand that poster then :o

I found that part which said 'not ranked' ambiguous :shrug:

watchdogfish
May 22nd, 2006, 10:26 PM
he meant the top 50 tallest players would not be under 6'0...not the top 50 ranked players.


LOL yeah after rereading the post again he/she did put not ranking. Ah well!!

Samyboy
May 22nd, 2006, 10:26 PM
And Nalbandian, and Davydenko, and Robredo, and David Ferrer, and Coria, and Gaudio, and so on and so forth.

And there's Olivier Rochus, of course.

The only thing we can be sure for is that Ivo Karlovic (6,10/208cm) is the tallest player on tour :p

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 10:34 PM
OMG he clearly stated the top 50 NOT RANKING but the top 50 tallest players. meaning, that thre are more than 50 players over six feet.

read the english properly:rolleyes:

You're right, I didn't read it properly.

ae wowww's right.

The cutoff of the top 50 tallest ATP players list should be at well over 1,85m.

I quickly browsed through the profiles of the top 120 players at the end of 2005 in the official guide and about 35 of them were over 1,90m. 1,85m seems about the average.

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2006, 10:36 PM
The only thing we can be sure for is that Ivo Karlovic (6,10/208cm) is the tallest player on tour :p

Wiki claims he's the tallest player ever to play on an ATP match.

Is Amanmuradova the tallest woman ever to play a WTA match then?

Xian
May 22nd, 2006, 10:43 PM
Amanmuradova is really huge

Samyboy
May 22nd, 2006, 10:56 PM
Wiki claims he's the tallest player ever to play on an ATP match.

Is Amanmuradova the tallest woman ever to play a WTA match then?

That Karlovic is the tallest player ever who played an ATP match is right but I have no idea who the tallest was on women´s side...

croat123
May 22nd, 2006, 10:57 PM
Thanks for this; I bet any money if we did an ATP one, not one guy in the top 50 players (not ranking) would be under 6 foot!
actually probably more like no one in the top1000 would be under 6'

Boss monkey
May 22nd, 2006, 11:03 PM
Thanks for this; I bet any money if we did an ATP one, not one guy in the top 50 players (not ranking) would be under 6 foot!
Andre Agassi is 5'11" and i would call him a top 50 player.

Viktymise
May 22nd, 2006, 11:03 PM
Venus is supposed to be nearer to 6'2 than 6'1 people say

Samyboy
May 22nd, 2006, 11:10 PM
Did I already mention that I don´t like too tall girls? :tape:

No Name Face
May 22nd, 2006, 11:11 PM
6'0 isn't short for a guy tennis player..

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 23rd, 2006, 01:51 AM
Ting Li 5'11

Never heard of her before.... but according to your list Crazy8192, she is the only Asian there... which is quite a surprise, since most of the Asian players are quite short (correct me if I am wrong). Where is she from anyway?

And by the way, I don't remember Davenport being 6' 2" 1/2... she's more like 6' 3".

Ravsieg
May 23rd, 2006, 01:54 AM
Isn't Evie taller than that? I have the idea she's really tall.

georgekuo1017
May 23rd, 2006, 01:55 AM
Akgul Amanmuradova is the tallest i think

¤CharlDa¤
May 23rd, 2006, 01:57 AM
Dinara is taller than 5'11. I took a pic with her, and I'm 6 going on 6'1 and she was as tall if not taller than me!

faboozadoo15
May 23rd, 2006, 02:01 AM
yes he is and there are others : Olivier Rochus who is ranked no.30 is only 5'5 (165 cm) ;
Tommy Robredo who is ranked no.7 is only 5'11 (180 cm) ; Fabrice Santoro who is ranked no.50 is 5'10 (177 cm); Sebastien Grosjean who is ranked no.21 is only 5'9 ; Gaston Gaudio (no.10) is 5'9, etc :shrug:

in other words, not every player in top50 is over 6'0 feet like that poster claimed :tape:



i think that poster meant that the top 50 tallest would include no one shorter than 6'0'' which id agree with.

Boss monkey
May 23rd, 2006, 02:26 AM
Ting Li 5'11

Never heard of her before.... but according to your list Crazy8192, she is the only Asian there... which is quite a surprise, since most of the Asian players are quite short (correct me if I am wrong). Where is she from anyway?

And by the way, I don't remember Davenport being 6' 2" 1/2... she's more like 6' 3".
It says that Ting Li is 5'11" in her bio :shrug:

Tripp
May 23rd, 2006, 02:43 AM
Ting Li 5'11

Never heard of her before.... but according to your list Crazy8192, she is the only Asian there... which is quite a surprise, since most of the Asian players are quite short (correct me if I am wrong). Where is she from anyway?

And by the way, I don't remember Davenport being 6' 2" 1/2... she's more like 6' 3".

There's a picture of Justine winning the gold medal in Athens 2004 in your avatar. Well, Li Ting won the gold medal in doubles with Sun Tian Tian, representing China. She's quite known out there, specially because of this achievement. It was really shocking at the time, beating Argentina, Spain, Australia and USA on the way to the title.

Experimentee
May 23rd, 2006, 05:13 AM
Ting Li 5'11

Never heard of her before.... but according to your list Crazy8192, she is the only Asian there... which is quite a surprise, since most of the Asian players are quite short (correct me if I am wrong). Where is she from anyway?

And by the way, I don't remember Davenport being 6' 2" 1/2... she's more like 6' 3".

Ting Li is quite tall. She won the gold medal for China at the Athens Olympics, and has short hair, like a guy's hairstyle. You must have seen or heard of her before if you follow doubles.

Amanmuradova is also Asian, and she is probably the tallest woman on tour.

Klurt
May 23rd, 2006, 05:46 AM
About Amanduradova: I saw her at AO during/after a training session, and she's the same height as me, maybe a centimeter longer. That's 1.89 m-1.90 m, or a bit more than 6' 3".

Here's 2 pics from the AO of her (not sure who her hitting partner is there):
http://img133.imagevenue.com/loc279/th_63108_IMG_2968_edited.JPG (http://img133.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc279&image=63108_IMG_2968_edited.JPG)
http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc117/th_63115_IMG_2969_edited.JPG (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc117&image=63115_IMG_2969_edited.JPG)

I think Nadia Petrova should be in the top 20 list as well. She's definitely over 6'.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 23rd, 2006, 06:27 AM
Hmm... well seems that the "height limit" for WTA Players is 6ft 3... Is there anyone taller than that? I don't think so (unless Maria Sharapova keeps shooting upwards)....

cellophane
May 23rd, 2006, 06:29 AM
I thought Amanduradova was Baghdatis at first. :o

Hingiswinsthis
May 23rd, 2006, 07:17 AM
didn't Venus and Sharapova do a HK exhibition together? In the trophy presentations, it appeared Sharapova is taller....so she's like 6'2" and her father claims she's still not done growing?! I also think Lindsay Davenport is 6'3", she was taller than Pete Sampras in the 1999 Wimbledon pics.

dutchsf
May 23rd, 2006, 08:35 AM
What about Brenda Schultz Mccarthy, she must be over 6 foot.
She is aking a comeback, so still active

Jakeev
May 23rd, 2006, 09:00 AM
About Amanduradova: I saw her at AO during/after a training session, and she's the same height as me, maybe a centimeter longer. That's 1.89 m-1.90 m, or a bit more than 6' 3".

Here's 2 pics from the AO of her (not sure who her hitting partner is there):
http://img133.imagevenue.com/loc279/th_63108_IMG_2968_edited.JPG (http://img133.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc279&image=63108_IMG_2968_edited.JPG)
http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc117/th_63115_IMG_2969_edited.JPG (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc117&image=63115_IMG_2969_edited.JPG)

I think Nadia Petrova should be in the top 20 list as well. She's definitely over 6'.

Wow looks like Akgul has gotten into some better shape.

Craigy
May 23rd, 2006, 09:30 AM
Maria is not that tall. She's only 6'0, not 6'2
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2005/07/02/80wimb3_gallery__550x365.jpg
Maria is taller. See? :)

Joana
May 23rd, 2006, 09:48 AM
thanks... I haven't seen her playing, but according to posts here she sounded like a big and tall girl. Maybe it was my misperception.

She's big alright, but not tall. ;)

V-MAC
May 23rd, 2006, 11:26 AM
hmm, how about the smallest players list? - I guess Amanda, Chanda and Panova would be leading the way;)

Klurt
May 23rd, 2006, 11:39 AM
hmm, how about the smallest players list? - I guess Amanda, Chanda and Panova would be leading the way;)
Nuria Llagostera Vives?? 5' 1 1/2"....

The_Pov
May 23rd, 2006, 12:14 PM
Nuria Llagostera Vives?? 5' 1 1/2"....
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_8087_gallery.JPG

:lol:

TTomek
May 23rd, 2006, 12:30 PM
What about Brenda Schultz Mccarthy, she must be over 6 foot.
She is aking a comeback, so still active
she is 6' 2"!!

TTomek
May 23rd, 2006, 12:36 PM
we know who is the tallest but who is the shortes??

Tatiana Panova with 5' 3/4'' ???

A'DAM
May 23rd, 2006, 01:06 PM
Only 5'6 1/2 according to wtatour :shrug:

He? I guess their stats are not really fresh :lol:

rjd1111
May 23rd, 2006, 02:21 PM
We all know there's a lot of height on the women's tour. I wanted to compile a list of the tallest. Please correct me with replies.

1. Lindsay Davenport 6'2 1/2
2. Elena Bovina 6'2 1/2
3. Maria Sharapova 6'2
4. Venus Williams 6'1 1/2
5. Alexandra Stevenson 6'1
6. Nicole Vaidisova 6'0
7. Ana Ivanovic 6'0
8. Dinara Safina 5'11 3/4
9. Eleni Danillidou 5'11 1/2
10. Elena Dementieva 5'11
11. Mara Santangelo 5'11
12. Daniela Hantuchova 5'11
13. Viktoria Azarenka 5'11
14. Anna-Lena Groenfeld 5'11
15. Katerina Srebotnik 5'11
16. Vera Dushevina 5'11
17. Meghann Shaughnessy 5'11
18. Tsvetana Pironkova 5'11
19. Ting Li 5'11
20. Julia Vakulenko 5'11

Only active players.


I think Daniela is over 6'. I know it says 5'11" on her Profile
but I heard one of the Mary's refer to her as being over 6'

tennisboi
May 23rd, 2006, 02:22 PM
Its says on the Wimbledon Website that Davenport is the tallest women ever to play the tournament at 6 1/2 or 1.89 but stil it seems that Lindsay is taller than that

wipeout
May 23rd, 2006, 03:22 PM
The only thing we can be sure for is that Ivo Karlovic (6,10/208cm) is the tallest player on tour :p

I think the official height is even too low. Standing next to Boris Becker, he looked more like 7'0"/213cm.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 23rd, 2006, 04:15 PM
I think Daniela is over 6'. I know it says 5'11" on her Profile
but I heard one of the Mary's refer to her as being over 6'

That's impossible. To me, she is tall, but not over 6'... more like 5-10...