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Can somebody post here the height of the players in order from tallest to shortest. I believed Lindsay is the tallest but what about Elena Bovina? I believed ahe is also tall as well as Venus.

Lindsay is 6'2 1/2"<br />Elena Bovina ?<br />Venus ?

Amanda 5' 2"

Can somebody add in?
 

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i think u can find all info about players's height on wta site. <a href="http://www.sanexwta.com" target="_blank">www.sanexwta.com</a>
 

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Elena Bovina is listed as 6'2 1/2" <br /> But I'm pretty sure she's 6'3"

Venus listed as 6' 1"
 

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Inches and feet, I still can't understand why a lot of countries still use it as their standards of length. It's somehow a contradiction to use a 12 based number system with only 10 numbers. Beside this, it has not a big resolution, 1 inch is 2.54 centimeters and it's sometimes not compact enough for writing: 5' 7 3/4'' instead of 172 cm.<br />I'm from Belgium ans I have never used inches or feets to calculate something, maybe a few times in basic school. American and British people, do you use the decimal system or do you prefer to use feet and inches and why?
 

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xman: I live in Canada, and we use the decimal system here for everything pretty much.<br />With the exception of heights, and sometimes, weight.

I don't know why it is... it is rather ironic that we measure our distances in meters and kilometers, but my drivers licence has my height in meters <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

I don't understand why the USA still uses the standars system, which frankly makes no sense whatsoever compared to the decimal system. i always just assumed it was cause they were too stuborn to change <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Thanks Becca <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Maybe the US and UK are indeed stubborn to change it but they have to consider to use the decimal system, not everyone has a foot of 30.48 cm <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ November 29, 2001: Message edited by: XMan ]</p>
 

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Lindsay 6'2 1/2"<br />Venus 6' 1 1/2"<br />Monica 5' 11 1/2"<br />Serena 5' 10 1/2 "<br />Mary 5'10 1/2"
 

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The last time I listed player heights, I caught hell from Tatiana Panova for listing her too tall. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />(Blame the media guide, Tanya. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> )

BTW, Chanda's height has been revised to about 5'6 1/4". This makes sense, because I've seen her standing next to another player who was also listed at 5'6" (who was actually 5'5 3/4"), and Chanda was half an inch taller.

I think Lindsay is under-listed. She's always seemed bashful about her height. Venus has been listed from 6'1" to 6'2". Probably closer to the latter. Likewise, I'm sure Bovina is taller than her listed height.

Other players on the tall end include <br />Stevenson- 6'1"<br />Grzybowska- 6'½"

Other active current and past top 10ers not previously mentioned in this thread, according to the media guide:<br />Capriati- 5'8½"<br />Hingis- 5'7"<br />Clijsters- 5'8½"<br />Henin- 5'5 3/4"<br />Dokic- 5'6"<br />Mauresmo- 5'9"<br />Maleeva- 5'6 1/4"<br />Dementieva- 5'11"<br />Testud- 5'9 1/4"<br />Kournikova- 5'8 1/4"<br />Martinez- 5'7"<br />Sanchez-V- 5'6½"<br />Zvereva- 5'8½"<br />Schett- 5'9 1/4"<br />Schnyder- 5'6 1/4"<br />Habsudova- 5'7"<br />Paulus- 5'9 3/4"<br />Majoli- 5'9"
 

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The use of the 1/4 amd 3/4 of an inch has come into place cos most Players tend to say their height in meters , so when converted its say 5'11" 1/4 , when normally a person in the UK or US would say they are 5'11 ( without the mention of the 1/4")

this leads to confusion over a players height
 

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Who then is the tallest and shortest player ever to play tennis in WTA Tour? Is it Lindsay & Amanda or Elena Bovina & Amanda? or someone else?
 

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By the way, Monica and Serena for me looks shorter on TV than on their actual heights
 

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the shortest players i know are:

Denisa Chladkova 5'3, 2/4<br />Tatiana Panova 5'3, 1/4<br />Sarrah Pitowski 5'3<br />Amanda Coetzer 5'2

Amanda Coetzer is the shortest player <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />If she was 6'1 , with her determination she would be one of the best ever.
 

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Tallest player ever on the tour would be between Brenda Schultz-McCarthy and Elena Bovina. I think Brenda is taller, and above her occasionally listed height of 6'3".

Shortest ever- hard to say. There were a lot of short players in the early years of the tour. According to the media guide, Gloria Pizzichini is 5' 1/4", half an inch shorter than Panova.

For smallest player, I'd nominate Rika Hiraki who, although 5'2", is less than 100 pounds. (Didn't she once get knocked over by a strong wind on a outside court?)
 

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well to be exact :

Amanda has been called 5'1 before, and 5'3<br />She is really 5'1 and 3/4 respectfully

So for smallest players it is really a tie,

Hiraki,Coetzer,Panova,Pizzichini, they are all about 5'2, wheter half a inch more or less, and they are all the shortest on the tour.<br />They are all warriors.
 
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HIRAKI!!! what a funny story!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

<br />lets give the advantage to bovina as the tallest, afterall she is by far the hottest of the choices. thouch i can not vouch with certainty for brenda.

lina k, i always thought she was so short, but she is very tall!! about 5'11 i think. i cant be certain, but when you see her stand next to someone like dementieva is is as tall or about an inch or so smaller.

though in america, i always try to use metric (decimal?) not onlyf or accuracy but it also throws people off. i guess thats the anti-flag in me too....
 

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I thought Panova was 5'0 and 3/4''!
 

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no i thought panova was 5'2 and 3/4
 
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