PDA

View Full Version : Serve speed records


Marty-Dom
Mar 24th, 2010, 02:09 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/news/20100323/ids-serve-speed-leaders_2256076_1978722

All Time:

RANK NAME MPH KPH TOURNAMENT
1 Venus Williams (USA) 129.0 207.6 2007 US Open
2 Serena Williams (USA) 127.0 204.3 2006 Cincinnati
3 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 126.0 202.7 2007 Indian Wells
4 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 125.0 201.1 2009 Indian Wells
5 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 124.9 201.0 2007 French Open
6 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 124.3 200.0 2009 French Open
7 Sabine Lisicki (GER) 124.0 199.5 2008 Cincinnati
8 Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 123.1 198.0 2009 French Open
9T Laura Granville (USA) 123.0 197.9 2003 Memphis
9T Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 123.0 197.9 2003 Memphis
9T Sarah Taylor (USA) 123.0 197.9 2003 Memphis
9T Carly Gullickson (USA) 123.0 197.9 2003 Memphis
9T Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 123.0 197.9 2010 Indian Wells

I find it peculiar that 4 of the top 10 happened at the same tournament to all Americans and are identical in speed.

Tennisstar86
Mar 24th, 2010, 04:42 AM
Stevenson couldnt serve that fast could she? anyways i think this list is wrong, because Venus hit her fastest serve at the French Open......I remember cause she didnt pay attention the next point because of it.... And I feel like Serena got a 128 last year....

omoruyi
Mar 24th, 2010, 04:46 AM
faulty radar gun...

spencercarlos
Mar 24th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Stevenson couldnt serve that fast could she? anyways i think this list is wrong, because Venus hit her fastest serve at the French Open......I remember cause she didnt pay attention the next point because of it.... And I feel like Serena got a 128 last year....
That list is wrong, also did not Brenda hit a 130 mph delivery and got back the record briefly not too long ago, which Venus also matched then in 2008??

In The Zone
Mar 24th, 2010, 04:58 AM
That list is wrong, also did not Brenda hit a 130 mph delivery and got back the record briefly not too long ago, which Venus also matched then in 2008??

I was thinking the same thing. Brenda hit the serve in Cincinnati qualifying and Venus matched it at 2008 Zurich. This list is a tad outdated. ;) Whoever put this list together didn't pull it from the right place. Weird, though, that 2009 events are on here, so why would they ignore Venus' Zurich ace? And Brenda's Cincinnati qualifying serve.

brickhousesupporter
Mar 24th, 2010, 05:01 AM
Stevenson couldnt serve that fast could she? anyways i think this list is wrong, because Venus hit her fastest serve at the French Open......I remember cause she didnt pay attention the next point because of it.... And I feel like Serena got a 128 last year....
Serena 129mph QF Charleston 2008 against Maria Sharapova.

Tennisstar86
Mar 24th, 2010, 05:06 AM
I was thinking the same thing. Brenda hit the serve in Cincinnati qualifying and Venus matched it at 2008 Zurich. This list is a tad outdated. ;) Whoever put this list together didn't pull it from the right place. Weird, though, that 2009 events are on here, so why would they ignore Venus' Zurich ace? And Brenda's Cincinnati qualifying serve.

well they only include Main Draw matches in the list so the qualies wouldnt be on there, but yeah thats why i said it was wrong cause they had SOME 2009 results, but I knew Serena had gotten pretty close to it herself last year...... Also why are the 123 people even on there? I mean if its fastest serves.....should the top numbers by Brenda/ Serena/ Venus make up the top ten since they can hit 123 regularly?

Harvs
Mar 24th, 2010, 05:19 AM
arent stosur and lisicki in the top 3? from the start of the year? or end of last year, whenever it was??

Mashabator
Mar 24th, 2010, 05:25 AM
Didnt sabine hit a 210km/h one?

juki
Mar 24th, 2010, 05:29 AM
arent stosur and lisicki in the top 3? from the start of the year? or end of last year, whenever it was??

I guess Bali's serve speeds from last year were incorrect/unverifiable. Sabine hit 129 there and Sam had one close to that also.

Or the WTA researchers are just lazy.

madlove
Mar 24th, 2010, 08:58 AM
inaccurate list.

Pops Maellard
Mar 24th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Ana. :eek:

Meelis
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:18 AM
WTA Official Guide has a longer all time list.

Rank Name MPH KPH Tournament
1 Venus Williams (USA) 129.00 207.6 2007 US Open
Venus Williams (USA) 129.00 207.6 2008 Wimbledon
2 Serena Williams (USA) 127.00 204.3 2006 Cincinnati
3 Brenda Schultz-Mccarthy (NED) 126.00 202.7 2007 Indian Wells
Brenda Schultz-Mccarthy (NED) 126.00 202.7 2007 Cincinnati
4 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 125.00 201.1 2009 Indian Wells
5 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 124.90 201.0 2007 French Open
6 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 124.30 200.0 2009 French Open
7 Sabine Lisicki (GER) 124.00 199.5 2008 Cincinnati
8 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 123.10 198.0 2009 French Open
9 T Laura Granville (USA) 123.00 197.9 2003 Memphis
Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 123.00 197.9 2003 Memphis
Sarah Taylor (USA) 123.00 197.9 2003 Memphis
Carly Gullickson (USA) 123.00 197.9 2003 Memphis
13 Nadia Petrova (RUS) 122.40 197.0 2005 Australian Open
14 Justine Henin (BEL) 122.00 196.3 2005 Charleston
15 T Severine Bremond Beltrame (FRA) 121.80 196.0 2008 Australian Open
Alicia Molik (AUS) 121.80 196.0 2005 Australian Open
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) 121.80 196.0 2004 Acapulco
Samantha Stosur (AUS) 121.80 196.0 2009 French Open
19 T Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) 121.20 195.0 2008 French Open
Julia Vakulenko (UKR) 121.20 195.0 2004 Acapulco
21 T Elena Baltacha (GBR) 121.00 194.7 2005 Wimbledon
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 121.00 194.7 2006 Sydney
21 T Karolina Sprem (CRO) 121.00 194.7 2004 Wimbledon
21 T Karolina Sprem (CRO) 121.00 194.7 2007 Amelia Island
24 Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 120.60 194.0 2009 French Open
25T Kim Clijsters (BEL) 120.00 193.1 2005 US Open
25T Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 120.00 193.1 2009 US Open
25T Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 120.00 193.1 2005 Cincinnati
25T Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 120.00 193.1 2006 Indian Wells
25T Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 120.00 193.1 2006 Wimbledon
25T Shenay Perry (USA) 120.00 193.1 2006 Wimbledon
25T Shenay Perry (USA) 120.00 193.1 2007 Indian Wells
25T Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 120.00 193.1 2004 Los Angeles
25T Iroda Tulyaganova (UZB) 120.00 193.1 2003 Australian Open
31T Jarmila Groth (SVK) 120.00 193.0 2009 French Open
31T Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 120.00 193.0 2009 French Open
31T Alexa Glatch (USA) 120.00 193.0 2009 French Open
34T Yulia Fedossova (FRA) 119.30 192.0 2008 French Open
34T Agnes Szavay (HUN) 119.30 192.0 2007 French Open
36T Catalina Castano (COL) 119.00 191.5 2007 Amelia Island
36T Amy Frazier (USA) 119.00 191.5 2005 Charleston
36T Kira Nagy (HUN) 119.00 191.5 2007 US Open
36T Abigail Spears (USA) 119.00 191.5 2006 Cincinnati
36T Vera Dushevina (RUS) 119.00 191.5 2006 Amelia Island
36T Olga Savchuk (UKR) 119.00 191.5 2006 Wimbledon
36T Olga Savchuk (UKR) 119.00 191.5 2006 Cincinnati
36T Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 119.00 191.5 2007 US Open
36T Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 119.00 191.5 2009 Indian Wells
43T Maria Sharapova (RUS) 118.70 191.0 2007 Australian Open
43T Lucie Safarova (CZE) 118.70 191.0 2009 French Open
45T Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 118.00 189.9 2008 Amelia Island
45T Shuai Peng (CHN) 118.00 189.9 2007 Amelia Island
45T Ahsha Rolle (USA) 118.00 189.9 2007 Indian Wells
45T Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 118.00 189.9 2008 Wimbledon
45T Naomi Cavaday (GBR) 118.00 189.9 2008 Wimbledon
45T Julia Goerges (GER) 118.00 189.9 2007 US Open

Adal
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:22 AM
WTA Official Guide has a longer all time list.

43T Maria Sharapova (RUS) 118.70 191.0 2007 Australian Open
Broke her shoulder with that one.

Pops Maellard
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:26 AM
Broke her shoulder with that one.
I'm actually a bit surprised that's her fastest serve...

mauresmofan
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:28 AM
If anyone knows the real stats on this it should be compiled and sent to the wta tour. I know Brenda Schultz broke the record in qualiying a few years back and it wasn't the speed she's got on the list.

fouc
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:38 AM
why isn't sabine 1st?
tmjZdqcEd0c

Pops Maellard
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:51 AM
why isn't sabine 1st?
tmjZdqcEd0c
And she still lost the point. :sobbing:

Spartan
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Wow, i didn't know Amelie hit a 123mph serve :hearts:

Petkorazzi
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:57 AM
why isn't sabine 1st?
tmjZdqcEd0c
Probably Bali is unreliable, pretty improbable that the record would be broken twice in the same week when it's been held for years :lol:

Memphis & Cincinatti have been giving weird speeds too, IMO.

Tennisstar86
Mar 24th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Probably Bali is unreliable, pretty improbable that the record would be broken twice in the same week when it's been held for years :lol:

Memphis & Cincinatti have been giving weird speeds too, IMO.

The gun was messed up in Bali it gave all the girls high numbers....

tennis-insomniac
Jul 14th, 2010, 02:51 PM
someone gotta update the list Maria just hit about 198 kph serve in Birmingham didn't she? Ana hit over 200 serve that's .......wow hope she could do well again

denny5576
Jul 14th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Year-To-Date For 2010



RANK NAME MPH KPH TOURNAMENT

1 Venus Williams (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~9027,00.html?) (USA) 128.6 207.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
2 Serena Williams (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~9044,00.html?) (USA) 128.0 206.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
3 Li Na (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~4846,00.html?) (CHN) 123.7 199.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
4T Samantha Stosur (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~7941,00.html?) (AUS) 123.0 198.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
4T Lucie Hradecka (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~10157,00.html?) (CZE) 123.0 197.9 Indian Wells (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~543,00.html)
6T Karolina Sprem (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~8037,00.html) (CRO) 122.4 197.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
6T Tsvetana Pironkova (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~10365,00.html?) (BUL) 122.4 197.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
8 Nadia Petrova (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~6564,00.html?) (RUS) 121.8 196.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
9T Jarmila Groth (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~9530,00.html?) (AUS) 120.5 194.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
9T Yaroslava Shvedova (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~10462,00.html) (KAZ) 120.5 194.0 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)


All-Time




RANK NAME MPH KPH TOURNAMENT

1 Venus Williams (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~9027,00.html?) (USA) 129.0 207.6 2007 US Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~840,00.html)
2 Serena Williams (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~9044,00.html?) (USA)128.0 206.0 2010 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
3 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~7251,00.html) (NED) 126.0 202.7 2007 Indian Wells (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~543,00.html)
4 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~9670,00.html?) (GER) 125.0 201.1 2009 Indian Wells (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~543,00.html)
5 Ana Ivanovic (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~10999,00.html?) (SRB) 124.9 201.0 2007 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
6 Kristina Mladenovic (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~14760,00.html) (FRA) 124.3 200.0 2009 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
7 Sabine Lisicki (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11771,00.html?) (GER) 124.0 199.5 2008 Cincinnati (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~1118,00.html)
8 Li Na (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~4846,00.html?) (CHN) 123.7 199.0 2010 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
9T Amélie Mauresmo (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~5394,00.html?) (FRA) 123.1 198.0 2009 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)
9T Samantha Stosur (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~7941,00.html?) (AUS) 123.0 198.0 2010 French Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~838,00.html)

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/news/20100706/ids-serve-speed-leaders_2256076_1978722

denny5576
Jul 14th, 2010, 03:08 PM
someone gotta update the list Maria just hit about 198 kph serve in Birmingham didn't she? Ana hit over 200 serve that's .......wow hope she could do well again
Maria's serve was 121 mph or 194.7 kmh.
However not all tournaments are considered for speed records.
Note: IDS only collects serve speed data on show courts at certain events (12 this year) and started doing so in 1989

Cp6uja
Jul 14th, 2010, 04:34 PM
At her first and 2nd career slam (AO/05 and RG/05) Ana Ivanovic served fastest serves of both events (about 195kmh or above) and in her last season with Wilson racquet she finaly broke 200kmh edge at Roland Garros. But she and her team is unhappy with her 1st serve IN percentage and decide to do big changes into her opening shot, than she switch to Yonex and finally has some serious problems with her shoulder so at USO/9 and AO/10 her tournaments fastest first serve is down to under-175 :help:

At Roland Garros this season she finally serve again 190+ serve after long pause, but she is still so long away from 2005-2007 girl which everybody predict that she will have most powerful WTA serve after famous sisters :sad:

Mightymirza
Jul 14th, 2010, 04:50 PM
Poor brenda has been robbed off her 130 mph one :sad: The tour desparately wants a star at top :tape: I saw her interview sometime ago.. She was so happy to have cloaked 130 mph serve.. Thats why she made a comeback apparantly.. But WTA found a way to rob her off that glory :rolleyes:

A-Bond
Jul 14th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Teenager Mladenovic ranked #6:worship:

Sean.
Jul 14th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Ana. :eek:

I know, tragic isn't it!

mk27
Jul 14th, 2010, 06:26 PM
The list is clearly not correct. Stupid WTA. They have forgotten Grönefeld's 128 mph serve from the US Open 2008. :o

http://2008.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day10/2205ms.html

guapogreg08
Jul 14th, 2010, 10:02 PM
venus hit 130 at zurich in 08, and serena hit 129 at charleston in 08. im surprised no one has mentioned these

Shepster
Jul 14th, 2010, 10:29 PM
someone gotta update the list Maria just hit about 198 kph serve in Birmingham didn't she?
The Birmingham speed gun was :bs: and the first year they've had it. It was saying sliced second serves were coming down at 95mph - it was juiced by at least 5-8mph estimating conservatively. Rezai's average first serve over three matches at Roland Garros this year was 98mph (with her average top speed of the match being 113mph) and she was routinely getting clocked at 110+ multiple times in games on that court in Brum, as was pretty much everyone bar Sesil :lol:.

Sexysova
Jul 15th, 2010, 07:26 AM
Karolina Pliskova hit a 200kph serve in on Monday in Prague.

fightserena!!!
Jul 15th, 2010, 11:13 AM
I can't see why serena doesn't just BASH one ball mindlessly into the middle of the service box with every bit of weight she has (she has a bit after all) and get the 130. Or the 131 maybe. When she's up 6-0 5-1 or something

bandabou
Jul 15th, 2010, 12:32 PM
:lol: That's not Serena..can't control a 130 mph, so it's no use.

Shame that they don't keep list of ace leaders on the wta tour.