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eugreene2
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:10 PM
... I was just checking the match statistics for the Venus/Sharapova match. For the ENTIRE match, Venus averaged a 1st serve of 115 mph. First of all, that has to be a record for women's tennis.

If I was Sharapova, my cry would be, "how could you expect me to win having to battle a serve like that."

I pray Venus has two more matches like that in the next couple of days!!!

Callystarr
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:12 PM
That is an incredible statistic...

Mightymirza
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:15 PM
well its not just that! She had actually a very high 1st serve percentage! 114 mph with 10% 1st serve percent wont be impressive enough btju I think her percent was more than 70 :eek: now THAT is impressive!

beall420
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:15 PM
She also never faced abreak and lost only 12 points on her serve the whole match!

jbone_0307
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:16 PM
I thought at the 2001 US Open, she had a higher average first serve speed than Andre Agassi.

eugreene2
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Yep, the more I think about it ... it's amazing. Her 1st serve percentage was 74% at 115 mph. WOW

mdterp01
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:24 PM
THATS VENUS AT WIMBLEDON BABY!!!! She's in her backyard. SW19=Williams territory this decade.

DaniMasha3
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:13 PM
As much as i love maria Venus is def.. the best on grass. Its Really the one surface she shines over her sister. she looks so happy this time around. Congrats Venus.

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Thats pretty good!

Tennisaddict
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Maria said in her post match interview that she didn´t get a look in on Venus´ serve because she was averaging 115 mph. She also said that Venus was just too good.

She also hit a serve that was near her fastest serve record, just two miles under it.

VS Fan
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:20 PM
For those that might not know, first serve speed is ONLY COUNTED when it goes in. Faults are not counted.

If faults were counted, Venus top speed would be 130-135MPH.

Slutiana
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:36 PM
... I was just checking the match statistics for the Venus/Sharapova match. For the ENTIRE match, Venus averaged a 1st serve of 115 mph. First of all, that has to be a record for women's tennis.

If I was Sharapova, my cry would be, "how could you expect me to win having to battle a serve like that."

I pray Venus has two more matches like that in the next couple of days!!!

Another amazing stat is that Sharapova's serve, which is aparrently one of the biggest in the game, fastest speed in that match was 115mph...exactly the same as venus' average...amazing..

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Wow, that's incredible really. Her first serve has been on all week, and thank god she had it in the first and third round.

doddel
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:45 PM
amazing stat, but let's not forget that if it wouldn't have been for 1 more game (twice!), there wouldn't have been a Williams - Sharapova match ;)

Thanx4nothin
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Don't neglect the fact that she hit a 126mph ace as well. Average was slower today around 110mph..

xr6turbo
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:51 PM
For those that might not know, first serve speed is ONLY COUNTED when it goes in. Faults are not counted.

If faults were counted, Venus top speed would be 130-135MPH.
Yes, I remember back in 2003 at the AO against Dani, Venus served a fault at 135mph i think. It only missed by like an inch. :bolt:

V-MAC
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:54 PM
John McEnroe said he thought it was the best match Venus has ever played. I'm not sure I 100% agree with this but that performance yesterday is certainly right up there :)

VS Fan
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:00 PM
The best match Venus ever played was in 2005 vs Lindsay who played the best match she ever played vs Venus.

Wimby 2005... A match that probably will never be topped.

V-MAC
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:20 PM
The best match Venus ever played was in 2005 vs Lindsay who played the best match she ever played vs Venus.

Wimby 2005... A match that probably will never be topped.

As great as that match was, it did take almost a set and a half for Vee to get her game going. I just think yesterday she was really solid from start to finish which was nice to see :)

GracefulVenus
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Damn Venus!!! Rock Wimbledon!

GracefulVenus
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:23 PM
As great as that match was, it did take almost a set and a half for Vee to get her game going. I just think yesterday she was really solid from start to finish which was nice to see :)

agreed! The match with Davenport was special because of the players and the occassion, but Venus did not play high quality throughout.