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rjkeene
01-10-2013, 12:39 PM
According to TW some smaller wta players, Cibulkova and Radwanska, for example, use racquet which weigh barely over 10 ounces, with swingweights less than 300.

Does anyone know to what extent these players customize their racquets with additional weighting?

TennisCJC
01-15-2013, 07:14 AM
See here: http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs/201207mercury-insurance-open.html

Strung wt, bal, sw for Cibul is 314 33.2 320

I suggest even a small female should play a SW of 320grams as the physics of the game demand a certain amount of mass for power and health - more mass generates more power and more mass provides stability and comfort. Of course, this is a point where a racket is too heavy but a 320G swingweight is very, very light.

Greg’s Racquet Service
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Doug Denton Custom Racquet Service handled this WTA event, and provided these figures.

Click on any column heading to sort up or down by the contents of that column.
Player Racquet Weight Balance Swgwt
Bartoli, Marion Prince 330 354 393
Bartoli, Marion Prince 332 352.5 394
Cibulkova, Dominika Dunlop 314 332 320
Davis, Lauren Wilson 322 330 335
Doi, Misaki Srixon 334 320 332
Erakovic, Marina Wilson 336 320 355
Fujiwara, Rika Yonex 328 333
Hantuchova, Daniela Prince 346 321 351
Larcher de Brito, Michelle Head 342 321 345
Mattek-Sands, Bethanie Donnay 342 325 348
Mirza, Sania Wilson 318 327.5 325
Radwanska, Urszula Babolat 324 325 315
Raymond Lisa Prince 350 310 337
Raymond, Lisa Prince 352 310 338
Scheepers, Chanelle Babolat 335 320 323
Stevens, Sloan Head 340 316 330
Wickmayer, Yanina Babolat 306 310

Note that Bartoli's racquet is longer than the retail version.

All swingweights are for strung racquets.