espn

Sabine Lisicki hits 131 mph serve

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. -- The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest serve in the history of the women's tennis tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph).

Lisicki hit the record serve at 5-5, 40-30 of a first-round loss against Ana Ivanovic in the Bank of the West Classic on Tuesday. Ivanovic got her racket on the ball, but the attempted return landed wide.

The previous fastest WTA serve was 129 mph (208 kph), by Venus Williams at the 2007 U.S. Open.

Lisicki, a 24-year-old German, was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2013.

Related Video
Lisicki's Blazing Serve
Lisicki's Blazing Serve
Tennis player Sabine Lisicki delivered the fastest serve in women's tennis history, clocking in at 131 mph.
Related Topics:
sports espn serve wta venus williams ana ivanovic sabine lisicki tennis bank of the west classic espnw
(Copyright ©2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.)

Load Comments