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Sabine Lisicki sets WTA record with 131 mph serve

STANFORD, Calif. — Sabine Lisicki blasted the fastest recorded serve in WTA history on Tuesday, hitting a 131 mph scorcher during her first-round match against Ana Ivanovic at the Bank of the West Classic. The German, ranked 29th, surpassed the 129 mph mark set by Venus Williams at the 2007 U.S. Open.

It was a record-setting day for Lisicki, but not a winning one. She lost 7-6 (2), 6-1. 

Watch the serve below. The incredible thing is Ivanovic almost got that return in.

[h/t Youtube user Nadal Le Roi]