Venus Williams denied new record for world's fastest serve

Venus clocked 209 kilometres (129.9 miles) per hour at the Pan Pacific Open but the serve was not measured by the right equipment.

updated: September 27, 2013 13:25 IST
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Tokyo: Venus Williams was denied a new record for the world's fastest serve on Friday after tennis chiefs said a bullet delivery clocked at 209 kilometres (129.9 miles) per hour was not measured by the right equipment.

The resurgent American star, 33, hit the rocket serve during Thursday's 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 quarter-final win over Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard at the Pan Pacific Open.

However, the IDS radar guns the WTA uses to track official service speeds are not deployed in Tokyo, meaning Williams's own women's record of 207.6 kph -- registered at the 2007 US Open and on her way to winning Wimbledon in 2008 -- still stands as the fastest of all time.

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