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    Serena Williams blacked-out Wilson

    Any news on this? In her first round doubles match with Wozniacki, it's definitely not the Blade SW104 v7 paintjob...
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    New Prince Beast/Warrior PJ?

    I randomly saw Shuai Peng playing the USOpen qualies and saw that she was swinging a new Prince PJ. Is this the new Beast or Warrior PJ, which she previously used? Or a totally new line?
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    Qiang Wang's new "Yunlop" paintjob is quite possibly the worst I've ever seen.

    Dunlop just signed a deal with Qiang Wang, China's new #1 singles player, but it's blatantly obvious that there's still a Yonex VCORE SV98 under that Dunlop CX200 paintjob. Here she is at Indian Wells with her "Yunlop," where you can obviously see it has the pronounced triangular VCORE throat...
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    Are Barricades discontinued?

    I haven’t seen a Barricade 2019 or a new Barricade Classic being introduced yet. Are they being killed off? I don’t see any new 2019 adidas shoe with the adiwear 6-month outsole warranty....
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    Carry-On 9-12 Racquet Bags?

    Has anyone had any luck travelling with Babolat Pure Line 12-pack bags as a carry on? That's my current bag. I was planning on using it to carry all my clothes and toiletries in addition to my 4 racquets. Thanks, in advance!
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    FS: 2x Tecnifibre T-Fight 325 Originals, extended length (27.4 in), 4 3/8ths

    Racquet Item Description 2x Tecnifibre T-Fight 325 Originals, RARE extended length versions Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 2 Head Size: 98 sq. in. Condition (x out of 10): 8.5/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): These were my frames I used in college back in...
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    Yonex pro tour racquet bags?

    Anyone else notice that the pro tour bags that Yonex gives its pro players are completely different from the retail version? I bought mine from here, but was disappointed to see it only has one molded side compartment, whereas all the pros have two molded side compartments. Anyone know where I...
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    Babolat Bags 2017

    I've only seen the Pure Strike Bags (nice, but there's too much white that easily shows dirt), and I'm curious to see the Aero and Drive bags. Does anyone have pics?
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    FS: Two Yonex RDX500 MP 4 3/8

    Brand: Yonex Model: RDX500 Midplus 98" Qty: 2 Grip: 4 3/8 or L3 Condition: 7.5-8/10 String: Luxilon Big Banger mains 50# & Duraflex crosses 47# Price: $200 shipped CONUS Made in Japan; Comes with a three pack of Dunlop overgrip and one set of RDX500 MP grommets. Hate to let these go...
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    Anyone else see Radwanska's racquet break off completely on a routine backhand?

    I was watching the Agnieska Radwanska - Kimiko Date third set and saw Radwanska's racquet break completely off the handle on a backhand return. The racquet head broke off completely at the top of the handle....I've never seen that before! I'm wondering if that is something inherent in Cortex...
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    Sharapova using Ozone Tour (or new EXO3 Tour)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery;_ylt=AvDS_M8yOJCwM_GfVPKpKDo4v7YF#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C34b813dde33278c7a284c456efba7e11-getty-chile-tennis-sharapova%3A1...
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    FS/T (2x) Head MG Prestige Pro's 4 3/8

    Both Prestige Pro frames are about 9/10, only used for one season and both on their first string jobs. 1. Strung with X-One Bi-phase at 50 lbs. 2. Strung with Red Code mains at 50 lbs. Black Code Crosses at 47 lbs. Great feedback on this board and **** (papagino1982 - 100%). I will...
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    Ancic: Done?

    Any new developments with Mario Ancic? I know he is a lawyer now, and that he gave a guest lecture at Harvard Law this past spring semester. Among the things he spoke about at Harvard: law in pro sports, ATP legal issues, and endorsement contracts (surprise, surprise). I don't think his head...
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    Joachim Johansson comeback

    I thought he retired from all the shoulder surgeries he's had? He's a wildcard in the main draw of the Malaysian Open, and he draws Lleyton Hewitt in the first round.
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    Davydenko is back playing with discontinued O3 Tour

    I was just perusing the Yahoo site and came through this: http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=bf3696a3eaa74912bc0d5127d83e7e62.argentina_russia_davis_cup_xnp102&prov=ap He made such a big fuss about his new Ozone in Miami, but now he is back to playing with the discontinued O3 Tour...
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    Pro Racism towards the Chinese

    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/Another-Spanish-team-discovered-making-eye-slant;_ylt=AvsclMi9Fdf6bg2zf_KCQSyqaJh4?urn=oly,100968 This is posted by a whistleblower before Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual are to face China's Jie...
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    2008 Olympic Tennis Team Nominations. Wildcards annouced.

    Does anyone know or have a complete list of official Olympic nominations for tennis? I know there are sponsor and shedule conflicts that already rules out some players, as Andy Roddick is defending his title in DC and Anna Chakvetadze is doing the same in Cincinnati. A complete list of main...
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    FS/FT - nTour, K6.1's, TFight325's, RDX500's

    For Sale or Trade: These are shipped prices. nTour 95 (4 1/4) 9.5/10 $50 (2) K6.1 95 16x18 (4 3/8) 9/10 $200 (2) TFight 325 (4 3/8) 9/10 $200 (2) RDX500 MP (4 3/8) 8/10 $200 Looking to trade ONLY for: RQis1 RDS001 MP RDS002 Regular OZone Tour O3 Tour MP Storm Tour+...
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    Hingis out; Vaidisova in. Nicole switches to RQis-2 Tour

    I think I know why Hingis has always had a penchant for 'powder white' racquets during her career... no PJ here. Notice the pronounced rounded edges of Nicole's RQis-2: http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1904
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    Ankle Brace Questions - Please help

    I am nursing a ruptured achilles tendon and am anxious to get back on the courts. I know I have to start wearing ankle braces from now on to minimize a re-rupture. My question is: do you guys have any experience with other ankle braces other than the ASO (Roddick brace) one on TW? It seems a...
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    Pros who have never switched racquet brands?

    Reading a thread about so many pros switching brands made me think that there are only a handful of "lifers." Can anyone name any current (or former) top pros that have always been loyal to the same racquet brand since the junior circuit? I'll start it off: -Hingis and Yonex -Kournikova...
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    How does this happen?

    Ana-Lena Groenfeld swings and misses on a backhand, due to a broken racquet...? How did she break her Fisher right at the top of the handle? I've never seen this... Pic at mid-swing: http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=doh12702271648.qatar_tennis_open_doh127&prov=ap Another shot of...
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    summer camp sale: Babolats, Prince, Yonex players frames!

    Summer Camp is almost over and we're selling some of our personal frames for extra back-to-school spending dough for parking fees, books, etc: (donations accepted - jk). (2) Babolat Pure Drives 4 1/2 MP std. length, old version (non-cortex), both 6/10 condition, normal wear and tear, might...
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    Could Dunlop sue Prince?

    for infringment? Clearly, James Blake is not using a Prince, but his "Prince Experimental" is hardly a Prince. The frame has Prince Logos and a Butt Cap, but it clearly is not a Prince engineered frame. Even the Blake camp admits that it's still his old frame underneath the markings. It's...
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    TFight 325 3/8ths

    looking to buy one or more TF325's as backups in 3/8 grips only. email papagino1982@hotmail.com ________ Buy grinder
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    FS: Wilson 6.1, 2x Yonex 1700 - all 3/8, Yonex 9-pk bag

    For Sale: Wilson 6.1 Classic - 95 sq. in., 27 in., 4 3/8, about 6.5-7/10, frame is great, just needs new bumper. This is the black frame with red/yellow accents. New Wilson white pro overgrip. $40 shipped obo. Yonex RQ1700 MP (x2) - 98 sq. in., 4 3/8, both 8/10. This is the Hingis frame...
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    FS: Prince O3 tour mp (pair-3/8)

    Pretty good condition one is 7/10 (only paint scratches from slices - oports are a little worn, because I string tight), other one is about a 9/10 (almost new - oports not worn out). Both are strung with Lux Big Banger at 82 lbs. Selling as a pair ONLY, both for $170. Considering trading for...
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    O3 Tour doubts?

    I've just now hit with the O3 tour Mid (funny their 95" is mid). It looked cool, but the 'wow' factor when playing with it was not there. My shots lacked the 'buttery' feel and it felt too powerful for me, almost like a trampoline (it was strung at 60#). My normal playing racquet is the...
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    Pro's and their rituals...post here.

    All pros have some kind of rituals to keep them sane. Some are boring...like bounce the ball twice, some are unique. Do you know of any unique rituals? I've caught little things when I watch tennis, so I'll start it off... Sharapova... always brushes her left ear, then her right ear before...
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    Barricade Lineage

    I've been a Barricade II wearer for ages it seems. I've been circulating two for the past 4 years now. With the Barricade IV out, are the II's going to be completely discontinued now? It seems like adidas is doing that for the III's . I never really bothered with the BIII's anyways since I...
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