View Full Version : Martina's Racquet

Ash Doyle
04-07-2004, 06:36 AM
What is the racquet Martina Navratilova is shown using in the picture on the frontpage of http://www.wtatour.com/ ?

Swan Song
04-08-2004, 09:26 AM
There's a topic on the old message board called "Did Navratilova switch to Yonex". In there, it said that she used a WB 210, a Bosworth frame.

04-14-2004, 04:37 AM
If you look at the stencil on Martina's racquet, when she lost to Amy Frazier in the Family Circle Cup, that's a Bancroft logo. Bancroft is getting back into the racquet scene and Martina used Bancroft racquets in the 70s for a while.

04-14-2004, 11:51 AM
when she and paes won the mixed at wimbledon last year, she was using a prince more control db. i dont think it was just a paintjob because i have seen pictures of her using it and you can see the double-bridge on her racquet.

04-17-2004, 06:26 AM
Yes, Martina was using the More Control, but looking at recent photos, these are different racquets with the Bancroft logo. My only question is the paint job. Bancroft has two lines of racquets-the Vapor and the Classic line. There's no way that Martina is using a Vapor stick under 10 ounces. She's probably using a custom stick Bancroft makes for her.

04-17-2004, 09:09 AM
yeah, i also thought it was a bancroft racquet, but couldn't find any pics of it on the bancroft website.