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     There's more to tennis than the service game, but effectively getting the ball into play can really help a player's cause. Two of the easiest ways to increase service efficiency are with speed and placement. It's difficult for opponents to accurately return what they can't catch up with and impossible for them to return what they can't put a racket on. Stay with CNNSI.com during the Australian Open as we track the top servers based on speed and aces.
 
  In the Spotlight
Venus Williams has swapped spots at the top of the list with her sister Serena again, this time unleashing a 117 mph serve in the third round.
1. Venus Williams
2. Serena Williams
3. Jennifer Capriati
4. Barbara Schett
4. Kim Clijsters
4. Greta Arn
 
  In the Spotlight
Serena Williams fired six aces in her quarterfinal match against top seed Martina Hingis, but they weren't enough to keep her from being eliminated. Williams lost 6-2, 3-6, 8-6.
1. Serena Williams
2. Venus Williams
3. Lindsay Davenport
4. Amelie Mauresmo
5. Iva Majoli

Statistics courtesy of Tennis Australia.

 

   
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