Coco Gauff tops list of the 2024 Australian Open's fastest female servers

Gauff is one of 3 Grand Slam champions and 2 Americans clocking the fastest WTA serves in Melbourne

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Tennis fans know that a player with a fast and accurate serve is more likely to win matches. The recently completed Australian Open proved that point as two of the three fastest serves recorded in Melbourne were by players who advanced to at least the semifinal round.

Coco Gauff tops the list with a 201 KM/H serve which is a 124.89 mph serve. The second fastest serve recorded in Melbourne comes from another American. Alycia Parks landed a 197 KM/H serve (122.41 mph). The 2024 Australian Open champion, Aryna Sabalenka, came in third with a 195 KM/H serve (121.16 mph). Sabalenka's serve has always been fast, but it has gotten more accurate in recent years which is one of the reasons she is the back-to-back champion in Melbourne.

It is worth noting that all three women are in the record books for serving faster in previous tournaments. Coco Gauff served the third fastest in US Open history in 2022 at 205.99 KM/H (128 mph), and Alycia Parks has the fastest serve in US Open history in 2021 at 207.60 KM/H (129 mph). At the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy, Sabalenka delivered a 214 KM/H serve (133 mph).

Elena Rybakina also made the list

Though Elena Rybakina was not able to repeat her 2023 performance as an Australian Open finalist, she still recorded one of the fastest serves of the tournament at 194 KM/H (120.54 mph). Rybakina's serve has long been considered one of her biggest weapons.

Also on the list was Karolina Pliskova, the former World No. 1, who recorded a 194 KM/H serve (120.54 mph). Pliskova's serve is the key to her game. We have seen early indications that her serve is back and better than ever in 2024 so she could be a force to reckon with.

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