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From the WTA site:

Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
January 19-February 1, 2009


Rank Player Rating
1 Tamira Paszek (AUT) 105.01 MPH
2 Samantha Stosur (AUS) 100.01 MPH
3 Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 97.48 MPH
4 Gisela Dulko (ARG) 96.94 MPH
5 Julia Goerges (GER) 95.33 MPH
6 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 95.06 MPH
7 Jelena Dokic (AUS) 94.88 MPH
8 Venus Williams (USA) 94.84 MPH
9 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 94.78 MPH
10 Serena Williams (USA) 94.50 MPH

The Power Index is the average maximum hitting speed of any player judged by maximum: a) 1st Serve Speed; b) 2nd Serve Speed; c) Forehand; d) Backhand; e) 1st Serve Return;
f) 2nd Serve Return; and g) Smash.
*Only calculates players appearing on center court.

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Power Index Leaders - Cumulative after two events:


Rank Player Rating
1 Tamira Paszek (AUT) 105.01 MPH
2 Samantha Stosur (AUS) 100.01 MPH
3 Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 97.48 MPH
4 Gisela Dulko (ARG) 96.94 MPH
5 Julia Goerges (GER) 95.33 MPH
6 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 95.06 MPH
7 Jelena Dokic (AUS) 94.88 MPH
8 Venus Williams (USA) 94.84 MPH
9 Serena Williams (USA) 94.50 MPH
10 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 94.18 MPH
I just don't understand the point of this at all. :scratch: Is there one? Does anyone know? :confused:
 

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I'm with you on this.
I don't understand the point of it at all.
I don't even understand how it's calculated. How can Zakopalova be in it. She has no power whatsoever, she's a retriever.
 

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I'm with you on this.
I don't understand the point of it at all.
I don't even understand how it's calculated. How can Zakopalova be in it. She has no power whatsoever, she's a retriever.
I don't get why they continue to calculate it when it's clear that it doesn't really give a great indication of who is hitting with the most power.
 

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not surprised i was court side at Tamiras match at aussie open and some of her hardest shots were lightning!!!!
 
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