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Manus Domini
01-17-2011, 05:46 PM
Has anyone seen a racket snap in half and fly like Radwanska's did against Date-Krumm?

And no, neither the double-string breaks by Sampras against Rafter nor Echizen in Prince of Tennis breaking his racket count

Winner_DownTheLine
01-17-2011, 05:48 PM
if she lost, she should have sued the racquet manufacturer.

Manus Domini
01-17-2011, 05:49 PM
:D

she might lose racket sponsorship for that though. Can't look good for Babolat

samurai13
01-17-2011, 05:50 PM
Video?????

lacoster
01-17-2011, 06:02 PM
I saw it too! It was 30-all in the 5-6 in the third set too. Her racquet broke off completely at the top of the handle (where the cortex is). It was on a routine backhand return against Kimiko Date, who has a pretty weak serve....The commentators were saying how the replays wouldn't be good for Babolat....

Clay lover
01-17-2011, 06:04 PM
I remember Safin the big Russian did it once while serving.

ruerooo
01-17-2011, 06:07 PM
I've never seen that happen before, ever.

I'd heard it happened to Marat, but I thought it was a hole in the center of the racquet. When did it happen?

Clay lover
01-17-2011, 06:08 PM
And mac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyZwc2cdaqU&feature=related

lacoster
01-17-2011, 06:09 PM
A lesson not to ever bounce your racquet off the court....

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Picture-Radwanska-s-racquet-breaks-in-half-duri?urn=ten-308808

Manus Domini
01-17-2011, 06:12 PM
I saw it too! It was 30-all in the 5-6 in the third set too. Her racquet broke off completely at the top of the handle (where the cortex is). It was on a routine backhand return against Kimiko Date, who has a pretty weak serve....The commentators were saying how the replays wouldn't be good for Babolat....

no they wouldn't lol

BobFL
01-17-2011, 06:19 PM
Here you go guys!

View My Video (http://tinypic.com/r/1zd3xw5/7)

BobFL
01-17-2011, 06:20 PM
If you want to dload go here (cca. 70MB)

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edman9898
01-17-2011, 06:31 PM
Thanks Bob.

OrangePower
01-17-2011, 06:32 PM
Has anyone seen a racket snap in half and fly like Radwanska's did against Date-Krumm?

And no, neither the double-string breaks by Sampras against Rafter nor Echizen in Prince of Tennis breaking his racket count

That has actually happened to me... except it was years ago, and the racquet was a Kennex composite (this was during the transition from wood to graphite, and the composite was kinda a sandwich of wood / graphite layers). I hit an overhead and the racquet snapped in two; head half went flying. Can't imagine doing it to a modern racquet though.

Radwanska had been smacking her racquet against the ground after several points leading up to this, so probably she weakened/cracked it earlier. I really can't imagine it just breaking that way unless it was cracked.

Manus Domini
01-17-2011, 06:46 PM
it was her fault. It's just amazing to me lol