20-year-old from Atlanta ties US Open serve mark

A 20-year-old wild-card entry from Atlanta has tied the women's U.S. Open serve speed record of 129 mph set by Venus Williams 14 years ago.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: A 20-year-old wild-card entry from Atlanta has tied the women's U.S. Open serve speed record of 129 mph.   -  Getty Images

A 20-year-old wild-card entry from Atlanta has tied the women's U.S. Open serve speed record of 129 mph set by Venus Williams 14 years ago.

Alycia Parks hit that mark during a 3-6, 5-7 first-round loss to Olga Danilovic on Court 13 at Flushing Meadows.

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This was the first Grand Slam main-draw match of the six-foot-one Parks' career.

Williams established the record during a first-round match at the 2007 U.S. Open. She has won two of her seven major singles championships at the hard-court tournament but is not entered this year because of an injured leg.

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