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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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RANK NAME MPH KPH TOURNAMENT
1 Venus Williams (USA) 129.0 207.6 2007 US Open
2 Serena Williams (USA) 128.6 207.0 2013 Australian Open
3 Julia Goerges (GER) 126.1 203.0 2012 French Open
4 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 126.0 202.7 2007 Indian Wells
5 Sabine Lisicki (GER) 125.0 201.2 2011 Stanford
6 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 125.0 201.1 2009 Indian Wells
7 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 124.9 201.0 2007 French Open
8 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 124.3 200.0 2009 French Open
9 Tatjana Malek (GER) 124.0 199.6 2012 US Open
10 Li Na (CHN) 123.7 199.0 2010 French Open
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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Re: Top 10 Fastest Serves of All Time (Venus,Serena,Ana,Na,4 Germans)

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RANK NAME MPH KPH TOURNAMENT
1 Venus Williams (USA) 129.0 207.6 2007 US Open
2 Serena Williams (USA) 128.6 207.0 2013 Australian Open
3 Julia Goerges (GER) 126.1 203.0 2012 French Open
4 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 126.0 202.7 2007 Indian Wells
5 Sabine Lisicki (GER) 125.0 201.2 2011 Stanford
6 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 125.0 201.1 2009 Indian Wells
7 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 124.9 201.0 2007 French Open
8 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 124.3 200.0 2009 French Open
9 Tatjana Malek (GER) 124.0 199.6 2012 US Open
10 Li Na (CHN) 123.7 199.0 2010 French Open
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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congrats Patrick ... your German girls sure can serve fast and hit hard
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Re: Top 10 Fastest Serves of All Time (Venus,Serena,Ana,Na,4 Germans)

Some of those look kinda suspicious; i mean, i have never seen Na Li hit a server over 180 kmh or Goerges over 190 kmh; also, i don't think malek can hit such big serves
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lisicki had an unofficial serve with 210km/h at bali afaik.
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Re: Top 10 Fastest Serves of All Time (Venus,Serena,Ana,Na,4 Germans)

I find it hard to believe Li Na ever hit a 123 MPH serve

and BSM got robbed of a 130 b/c it was qualifying
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Some of those look kinda suspicious; i mean, i have never seen Na Li hit a server over 180 kmh or Goerges over 190 kmh; also, i don't think malek can hit such big serves
julia has a big serve, 190km/h is surely possible, but 203km/h?!
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I find it hard to believe Li Na ever hit a 123 MPH serve
Maybe ErrorNa was in complete ball bash mode and wanted to see how hard she could bash her serve into the court/net/back fence/crowd and it went in
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #10
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mladenovic was already playing at the FO 2009?
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I find it hard to believe Li Na ever hit a 123 MPH serve
I don´t. I find it hard to believe that somebody like Gajdosova (or even Barthel) has never hit in that range.
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I don´t. I find it hard to believe that somebody like Gajdosova (or even Barthel) has never hit in that range.
Who said they haven't?

Don't forget this WTA stat is just a sample and not a real (comprehensive) record-keeping.
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I don´t. I find it hard to believe that somebody like Gajdosova (or even Barthel) has never hit in that range.
Barthel's fastest serve was 198 km/h according to her own words. But that was in a qualifying match in Luxembourg and the WTA doesn't count that from this tournament.

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Malek and Goerges serve speeds are clearly wrong. Malek could serve 180 km/h but not over 190 and Goerges fastest serve is around 190-193 km/h.
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Who said they haven't?

Don't forget this WTA stat is just a sample and not a real (comprehensive) record-keeping.
Gajdosova has played plenty on big courts with speed guns.
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The French Open speed guns are a mess, so it's no surprise all these strange scores are from RG.

The list is complete crap anyway. Venus and Brenda have hit 130, Serena 129 in Charleston 08 and so on.
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