Despite losing 7-6(2), 6-1 to Ana Ivanovic in Stanford earlier tonight, Sabine Lisicki appears to have made WTA history. The German cracked a first serve to hold for 6-5 in the first set, which the tournament radar gun clocked at 131 mph.
While it still has yet to be confirmed by IDS, the company the WTA employs to track statistical data at certain events, a 131 mph serve would break Venus Williams’ seven-year record: a 129 mph serve that she hit at the 2007 US Open.
UPDATE: Guys. It’s a thing.
#WTA confirms that Lisicki hit a 131 mph serve in loss to Ivanovic, fastest ‘recorded’ serve in tour history. Eclipses Venus’ at 129 mph.
— Douglas Robson (@dougrobson) July 30, 2014
— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) July 30, 2014