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Sabine Lisicki sets record of fastest serve in women's tennis

Jul 31, 2014 13:00 IST

German Sabine Lisicki on 30 June 2014 created a record of fastest serve in the women’s tennis. The world No29 Lisicki set the record by serving at 131 miles per hour during the first-round loss in the Bank of the West Classic Stanford, USA. However, she lost the game played against Ana Ivanovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-1.

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The previous record of fastest serve in women’s tennis was held by Venus Williams achieved at the 2007 US Open, at a speed of 129 miles per hour.

Apart from this, the fastest serve record in the men’s side is held by Australian Sam Groth at a pace of 163.4 miles per hour. This record was created at a Challenger event in South Korea in 2012

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