Uh... how tall is Venus?

Moses Man

Rookie
I guarantee you she is wearing heels of at least 3 inches...

That being said, she's still abnormally tall (like most successful female tennis players). Her WTA profile page lists her as 6'1"
 

oberyn

Professional
I guarantee you she is wearing heels of at least 3 inches...

That being said, she's still abnormally tall (like most successful female tennis players). Her WTA profile page lists her as 6'1"
I think the general rule in sports (as it is in life) is that men tend to fudge about their heights and women tend to fudge about their weights. Combine that with the fact that Venus is probably wearing heels and you get that result for a man and a woman both listed at 6'1".
 

Cindysphinx

G.O.A.T.
Hee! I saw that pic and cracked up.

He looks like her pool boy.

Answer me this, boys. How come Nadal doesn't smile in these victory pics? Is it a cultural thing?

And please, I beg of you, no homophobic remarks.
 
He is scared the camera will capture his soul.

They don't call her "BIG BIRD" for nothing. I am not sure if she looks worse in street clothes or when she is whipping around the court all arms and legs akimbo while trying to not step on her own crossing feet.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
That is a funny picture. Venus looks gigantic and Rafa is 6'1" and looks puny standing beside her. And Uncle Toni obviously didn't have time to get Rafa's pants shortened so thta they didn't puddle on his shiny new shoe tops (he should be wearing black loafers with his tux.). They look like a pair of misfits instead of 2 Wimbledon champions.
 

Sampragassi

New User
I have to say Rafa scrubs up well in a suit. I far prefer this look to his on court attire.

Venus is tall. So is Davenport - I came face to face with her at Wimby one year on the practise courts and she dwarfed pretty much everyone around (men and women).
 

CEvertFan

Hall of Fame
Venus is 6' 1". Lindsay Davenport is 6' 2 1/2"

Add 2 or 3 inches for Venus' high heeled shoes and that gives you the height difference between her and Nadal in that picture.
 
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Bud

Bionic Poster
Akimbo v. Flailing

He is scared the camera will capture his soul.

They don't call her "BIG BIRD" for nothing. I am not sure if she looks worse in street clothes or when she is whipping around the court all arms and legs akimbo while trying to not step on her own crossing feet.
Wrong use of akimbo. You probably mean flailing.

This is arms akimbo:




This is arms flailing:

 

pirateofthecarribean

Hall of Fame
Rafa's shoes have pretty high "padding" too. None of my sneakers have that much padding. Also, note that Venus is hunching a bit compared to Rafa. Venus looks about 6' 2" and Rafa maybe 6'. Rafa looks scared BTW. :twisted:
 

daddy

Legend
Whoa. Interesting pic. I wonder how many teenagers out of the bunch here did not even stand next to a women. Many I suppose, if they did they'd know that women do look taller because of their overall build and figure plus the smaler head. Also 3 inch heals do help you look 3 inch taller ..
 

pirateofthecarribean

Hall of Fame
Whoa. Interesting pic. I wonder how many teenagers out of the bunch here did not even stand next to a women. Many I suppose, if they did they'd know that women do look taller because of their overall build and figure plus the smaler head. Also 3 inch heals do help you look 3 inch taller ..
Rafa's shoes have about 1 inch pudding to them.
 
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