Shvedova Leads Venus Williams in WTA Power Index

Posted on August 13, 2007

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour launched a new statistic last week, entitled the “Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Power Index.” This statistic represents a totaled analysis of a player’s fastest shots during a match including: first and second serves, groundstroke (forehand or backhand), first and second-serve returns and smash/volley. The final Power Index “score” is an average of all six individual statistics.
Venus Williams topped the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Power Index after Week One at the Acura Classic in San Diego with 98.8 mph. Yaroslava Shvedova surpassed that Power Index, recording 102.9 mph to top the charts at the East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles.  Each player’s Power Index reflects their personal best for the week (and cumulative below), reflecting the highest recorded Power Index per match and only recording matches on center court.

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Power Index leaders – East West Bank Classic:
Yaroslava Shvedova – 102.9 mph
Nadia Petrova – 97.4 mph
Ana Ivanovic – 95.6 mph
Meghann Shaughnessy – 94.8 mph
Victoria Azarenka – 93.9 mph
Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Power Index leaders – Cumulative after two events:
1.       Yaroslava Shvedova – 102.9 mph
2.       Venus Williams – 98.8 mph
3.       Maria Kirilenko – 98.7 mph
4.       Nadia Petrova – 97.4 mph
5.       Elena Dementieva – 95.8 mph