New York. 20-year-old American Alicia Parks may have crashed out of the first round of the US Open, but she has written herself into the year-end Grand Slam record books. Park holds the record for fastest serve at the US Open. She hit a serve of 129 mph during her first-round match against Olga Danilovich on Court 13 at Flashing Meadows.
In doing so, she equaled the fastest serve record held by Venus Williams 14 years earlier. Parks equaled Venus’ record in her first career Grand Slam match. However, they had to lose in this match by 3-6, 5-7.
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Venus served one such storm in 2007
It was the first Grand Slam main draw match of the 6-foot-1 Parks, who lives in Atlanta, in her career. In 2007, Venus set the record for fastest serve in a first-round match at the US Open. Although he is a two-time champion here, he is not participating this time due to a leg injury.
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First Published: August 31, 2021, 09:49 IST