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WTA - Julia Georges holds record for fastest serve of 2012

American Serena Williams is second on list followed by sister Venus
WTA Tennis  10 Jul 2012 - 19:51 / by Prakash / reads 1881.
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German Julia Georges owns the record for the fastest serve by a woman on the tour this year. Georges hit a 126 MPH serve at the French Open earlier this year.

Serena Williams, who hit a record 102 aces at Wimbledon, is second with her 122 MPH delivery at Miami.


RANK NAME MPH KPH TOURNAMENT
1 Julia Goerges (GER) 126.1 203.0 French Open
2 Serena Williams (USA) 122.0 196.3 Miami
3 Venus Williams (USA) 121.2 195.0 French Open
4 Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 120.5 194.0 French Open
5 Sabine Lisicki (GER) 120.0 193.1 Wimbledon
6 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 119.3 192.0 French Open
6 Sabine Lisicki (GER) 118.1 190.0 Australian Open
7T Samantha Stosur (AUS) 118.0 189.9 Indian Wells
7T Sloane Stephens (USA) 118.0 189.9 Wimbledon
9 Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) 117.4 189.0 French Open
10T Caroline Garcia (FRA) 116.8 188.0 French Open
10T Kaia Kanepi (EST) 116.8 188.0 Brisbane




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