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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

Serena Wlliams' experience told against 16-year-old Tatiana Golovin. She defeated the French girl 6-2, 6-1 in 54 minutes and set a Championship record for the fastest women's serve.

hmm..maybe she should have a kid with Andy.....purely for tennis purposes...

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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

I was pretty sure Venus had hit a 127 mph serve before at Wimbledon, so is this a record?
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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

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I was pretty sure Venus had hit a 127 mph serve before at Wimbledon, so is this a record?
that's also exactly what I know! I don't think it's a new record for Serena...

Venus' serve speed record from the tournament in Switzerland in the year 1998 is still active.

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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

I think Serena Williams just set a Wimbledon womens record rather as Venus Williams still has the 128MPH serve.
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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

Its still damn quick.....a few players on mens tour who would like to be hitting that speed, well done serena !!!
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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

Venus hit a 127 MPH serve back in 1999 i think. Some indoor tournament vs Pierce. This 126 mph is a record at Wimbledon, amd I'm sure it's Serena's personaly best.

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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

It's the record for the tournament, not sure if that's this year's only, but haven't there been some speculation about the reliability of the British speedguns?

As far as I know Venus still holds the record at 127. And I sincerely doubt that Serena hit an actual 126, but why not make Wimbledon more interesting by having a fuck-up speedgun.

OTOH if she'd played Stella Artois she'd already have the record.
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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

yep, Venus hit a 127 MPH (205 KPH) serve in Zurich 1998 against Pierce! It's the all-time record for WTA!

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OK people. It's the record for the tournament and obviously Serena's personal best.

But really, who puts stock into what the gun says? So unreliable.
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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

Well, even though Venus still has the fastest serve in the WTA, Serena's is still definatly better. The way she diguieses it, and her placement and power make it the best serve in womens tennis. Also very nice, fluid service motion, she has.

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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

I remember I think it was the 2001 U.S. Open and they were talking about how Venus' average first serve speed and fastest serve was faster than Andre Agassi
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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

Too bad she couldn't hold a candle to Andre if they were to play a match.

Yep Venus still has the record for fastest women's serve ever, at 127 MPH. Serena's 126 MPH is her personal best (her previous personal best was a 124 MPH delievery). The 126 MPH is also a record for being Wimbledon's fastest (for this year?).

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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

Is it me or is more emphasis being put on what was marked on the radar?! What is this? A serving contest now?!

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Re: NEW RECORD: Serena hits 126 MPH Serve!

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I remember I think it was the 2001 U.S. Open and they were talking about how Venus' average first serve speed and fastest serve was faster than Andre Agassi
I remember something similar at Wimbledon 2002 in the serve stats between Henman and someone like Maleeva or Schnyder.
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