New Sharapova racket close up pic

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  1. martini1

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    This image is taken in Hong Kong just hours ago.

    So far I see a signature, some lead, but not not sure if this is the real EXO black. Can anybody tell me who seems to be written on the inside of the throat?

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  2. 15-0

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    She had TX200A-100 TK2A 28" written in the throat middle of last year, not sure about now though. Any specs on this new racket? Or what the code means?
     
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  3. davydenko_fan

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    after looking at the ports shape and beam width, i think its a good argument to say its the real thing
     
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  4. psp2

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    TX200A (model) -100 (head size) TK2A (layup) 28" (length)
     
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  5. jefferson

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    Some lead?
     
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  6. Tad-X

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    Yeah, it's lead ;) I wonder how heavy is her racquet...
     
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  7. jefferson

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    Looks like a ton of lead to me! Especially if that is on both sides of grommet and both sides of frame! Which I am sure it is!
     
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  8. FedererForehand

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    My local shop has one of her o3 whites autographed and I have noticed the lead on it before- its a fair amount.
     
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  9. Racer41c

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    Great picture!

    I wonder what string that is? Doesn't look like a poly or gut. Does look like 16g or bigger.

    Also the grip looks very small.
     
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  10. jefferson

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    I think she uses M2 for the mains and natural gut for the crosses.

    Does not look like that though. But last year that is what she used.
     
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  11. bronco_mba

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    String hole inserts?
     
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  12. martini1

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    28"???? 10char
     
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  13. 15-0

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    Last year she was using m2 pro 1.25 in mains, prince natural gut (i think it may be babolat) 1.25 cross 62lbs??
     
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  14. mctennis

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    I didn't noticed ( or see) the string inserts in that racquet.
     
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  15. petercoffey

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    As long as it helps her take her forehand earlier...
     
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  16. DonnyDarko

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    Does anyone else find this photo mildly arousing?
     
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  17. Kick Serve 14

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    wow... yes... on an unrelated note: is that lead at 6 O'clock on the frame? i cant tell...
     
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  18. DonnyDarko

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    It's not lead. Just part of the racquet. Good eye though.
     
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  19. Topaz

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    They are there...the EXO3s have smaller and narrower holes than the O3s...not as easy to see, especially from that angle in the pic.
     
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  20. baseline_monster

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    Almost as much as what Dokic was packing yesterday!
     
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