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TheNatural
10-26-2007, 10:37 AM
Did wilson ever release a racket similar to hers With the 18, 20 string pattern and 85 square inches? Anyone know of any other similar 18-20 and 85 square inch rackets made by anyone?

http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Editorial/40_Greatest_Players/2006_04_14_graf.jpg

vsbabolat
10-26-2007, 05:48 PM
Wilson never sold the racquet Graf really used. But you can find on the auction site the Dunlop Max 200G that Graf used before Wilson. Also you might want to try the Head Prestige Classic 600. Someone posted pictures of Graf using the Prestige Classic 600 with the paint job of Airflow racquet.

BigDude
10-26-2007, 06:21 PM
You mean she never really used that blue ProStaff?

PrestigeClassic
10-26-2007, 08:41 PM
Someone told me the "7.0"/"7.5" 85 18x20's were sold in Japan, and I even saw pics of several such frames together. But perhaps, those frames I saw were actually from Graf's stash. The new "7.0" leftover that I had was from Graf's stash.

The closest that come to mind to your requirements are one or two 88in² frames from Yonex from the late 90's. Now I can't remember, but I think Graf's Wilson frames were a bit stiffer than retail Max 200G or even PC.

OnyxZ28
10-27-2007, 12:01 AM
Here is the picture of Steffi with a Prestige:

http://www.jamesblaketennis.com/Exos/IMG_4938.JPG

PBODY99
10-27-2007, 08:42 AM
Did wilson ever release a racket similar to hers With the 18, 20 string pattern and 85 square inches? Anyone know of any other similar 18-20 and 85 square inch rackets made by anyone?

http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Editorial/40_Greatest_Players/2006_04_14_graf.jpg

No they didn't in the US according to my records & a quick database search. I was told it was a custom drilled Prostaff .

TheNatural
10-27-2007, 01:27 PM
Thanks for the info.Interesting. So sounds like either

1/7.0"/"7.5" 85 18x20's were sold in japan

or

2/ Grafs racket was a custom drilled Prostaff of some kind..whch kind? any model name.

Mabe soem Japanese in the forum knows more.

In the exhibition she just played shes using some racket with a head logo. Mabe the same one as the pic above.


http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/05/fullj.getty-77330666lb002_steffi_graf_v.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20071027/capt.b675ccc7becc49c6a519a9a45b53ef82.germany_mann heim_tennis_xhd101.jpg

leonidas1982
12-06-2008, 12:02 PM
Does anyone have a list of Steffi Graf's racket history, both used and endorsed (pj)? Thanks in advance.

Bud
12-06-2008, 02:31 PM
Sesil Karatantcheva looks like Steffi, especially from the side.

http://www.karatantcheva.com/pic/gallery/69karatantcheva-indian-wells-qualies-003.jpg

http://www.karatantcheva.com/pic/gallery/79Wimbledon-2008-Karatantcheva-001.jpg

http://www.karatantcheva.com/pic/gallery/77karatantcheva-civitavecchia-2008-02.jpg

http://www.karatantcheva.com/pic/gallery/78karatantcheva-civitavecchia-2008-03.jpg