Average Serve Speeds in Tennis

Average serve speeds in both men’s and women’s tennis have increased significantly over the years so, in this article, I thought it would be fun to have a would look at the average serve speeds of some of the top pro tennis players on the ATP and WTA Tours.

For this article, I have looked at the average serve speed of the top 20 players on the ATP and WTA Tours as well as a select number of popular tennis players that are currently outside the top 20 such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

The average server speeds below were sourced from data released by the tournament organisers of the 2022 Australian Open. If a player did not play in the 2022 Australian Open then I have used data from the last grand slam tournament they participated in. These players have been marked with a “*” next to their names below.

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Average Serve Speeds in Tennis

Average Serve Speeds in Tennis

We have compiled the average serve speeds for some of the top players in men’s and women’s tennis below.

Average Serve Speeds in Men’s Tennis

Tennis Player1st Serve Average Speed2nd Serve Average Speed
Novak Djokovic*186km/h (115mph)148km/h (92mph)
Daniil Medvedev195km/h (121mph)153km/h (95mph)
Alexander Zverev186km/h (115mph)142km/h (88mph)
Stefanos Tsitsipas196km/h (122mph)155km/h (96mph)
Rafael Nadal187km/h (116mph)162km/h (101mph)
Matteo Berrettini195km/h (121mph)161km/h (100mph)
Andrey Rublev191km/h (118mph)144km/h (89mph)
Casper Ruud*182km/h (113mph)150km/h (93mph)
Felix Auger-Aliassime198km/h (123mph)166km/h (103mph)
Jannik Sinner187km/h (116mph)151km/h (94mph)
Hubert Hurkacz189km/h (117mph)150km/h (93mph)
Denis Shapovalov195km/h (121mph)161km/h (100mph)
Cameron Norrie182km/h (113mph)141km/h (87mph)
Diego Schwartzman167km/h (104mph)138km/h (86mph)
Aslan Karatsev187km/h (116mph)161km/h (100mph)
Roberto Bautista Agut175km/h (109mph)149km/h (92mph)
Taylor Fritz193km/h (120mph)157km/h (98mph)
Pablo Carreno Busta177km/h (110mph)143km/h (89mph)
Cristian Garin187km/h (116mph)155km/h (96mph)
Reilly Opelka203km/h (126mph)165km/h (103mph)
John Isner198km/h (123mph)182km/h (113mph)
Andy Murray186km/h (115mph)145km/h (90mph)
Roger Federer*182km/h (113mph)154km/h (96mph)

The average 1st serve speed for the top men’s tennis players listed above was 188km/h (117mph) while the average 2nd serve speed was 154km/h (96mph).

Reilly Opelka had the fastest average 1st serve speeds at 203km/h (126mph) while John Isner had the fastest average 2nd serve speeds at 182km/h (113mph).

*The average serve speed for Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud was calculated using data from their matches in the 2021 US Open. The average serve speed for Roger Federer was calculated using data from his matches at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Average Serve Speeds in Women’s Tennis

Tennis Player1st Serve Average Speed2nd Serve Average Speed
Ashleigh Barty171km/h (106mph)142km/h (88mph)
Aryna Sabalenka170km/h (105mph)151km/h (94mph)
Barbora Krejcikova159km/h (99mph)144km/h (89mph)
Karolína Plískova*167km/h (104mph)137km/h (85mph)
Paula Badosa162km/h (101mph)139km/h (86mph)
Anett Kontaveit160km/h (99mph)138km/h (85mph)
Garbiñe Muguruza160km/h (99mph)133km/h (82mph)
Maria Sakkari168km/h (105mph)136km/h (84mph)
Iga Swiatek162km/h (101mph)129km/h (80mph)
Ons Jabeur*155km/h (96mph)127km/h (79mph)
Danielle Collins162km/h (101mph)131km/h (81mph)
Emma Raducanu150km/h (93mph)136km/h (84mph)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova151km/h (94mph)131km/h (81mph)
Jessica Pegula160km/h (99mph)131km/h (81mph)
Elina Svitolina156km/h (97mph)124km/h (77mph)
Elena Rybakina171km/h (106mph)133km/h (82mph)
Victoria Azarenka160km/h (99mph)129km/h (80mph)
Angelique Kerber144km/h (89mph)123km/h (76mph)
Leylah Fernandez156km/h (97mph)146km/h (91mph)
Cori Gauff164km/h (102mph)145km/h (90mph)
Serena Williams*162km/h (101mph)145km/h (90mph)

The average 1st serve speed for the top women’s tennis players listed above was 160km/h (99mph) while the average 2nd serve speed was 136km/h (84mph).

Ashleigh Barty and Elena Rybakina had the fastest average 1st serve speeds at 171km/h (106mph) while Aryna Sabalenka had the fastest average 2nd serve speeds at 151km/h (94mph).

*The average serve speed for Karolína Plískova and Ons Jabeur was calculated using data from their matches in the 2021 US Open. The average serve speed for Serena Williams was calculated using data from her match at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

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