PDA

View Full Version : Venus Williams sets new Wimbledon serve speed record


pov
Jul 5th, 2008, 03:39 PM
In the final today

"3.49 pm: Venus holds the seventh game to love. They’ve also corrected the speed of that earlier service to 129 mph – the fastest ever by a lady at the Championships."

hacberto
Jul 5th, 2008, 03:41 PM
That's great I'm dying for her to break her record you know get 130mph

supergrunt
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:01 PM
No one made a big deal out of it either. :(

TomasUli
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:08 PM
I remember when the record was around 119 mph... :eek:

Leo_DFP
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:11 PM
And that previous record was at 127 mph by Venus in, I think, 1999... that lasted for a long time. But suddenly the last couple years she's been serving consistently huge bombs in the upper 120's again. I wonder if she changed her technique or training regimen to get that speed back on her serve? It's pretty incredible, because she wasn't serving that big between 2003 and 2006.

Leo_DFP
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:11 PM
I also think she'll definitely reach 130 mph before she retires. :)

Paneru
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Lovely!

Was anyone else more impressed as i
was with her 2nd serve? :eek:

It was freakin' awesome!

Paneru
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:13 PM
I also think she'll definitely reach 130 mph before she retires. :)

Yeah, i agree.

venus_rulez
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Lovely!

Was anyone else more impressed as i
was with her 2nd serve? :eek:

It was freakin' awesome!

Yeah, that second serve ace she hit was amazing.

AjdeNate!
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Official stats: 125mph.
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/stats/day13/2127ms.html

kwilliams
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:16 PM
That's great I'm dying for her to break her record you know get 130mph

I'm dying for her to get 131mph. I want her to break BSM's record!

pov
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Official stats: 125mph.
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/stats/day13/2127ms.html
The official stats state: 129mph
----------------
1 V.Williams USA 129 207
------------------

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/extrastats/speed_ws.html

Destiny
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:21 PM
And it was the second serve

My jaw was on the foor i was so amazed and happy!!!

akosijepoy
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Woo-hoo!! Hella fast!!! but today it was her 2nd serve that was more impressive!

cn ireland
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:14 PM
And what a serve it was!!!!!!!!!!! Breathtaking:).

vwfan
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Lovely!

Was anyone else more impressed as i
was with her 2nd serve? :eek:

It was freakin' awesome!Who woulda thuck it.
The second serve saved her the match. She won 56% of her second serves, while munching on Serena's. Despite all the talk about her second serve, this match she dominated. Serena's winning percentage on second serve: 23%.

Direwolf
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:44 PM
awww... i missed the match..!!!

gggrrr...