Iga Moves on from Prince!

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
It's a Technifibre. I wish I wasn't a loser, but I was just comparing the IG picture with the Technifibre's on TW.
 

haqq777

Legend
It's a Technifibre. I wish I wasn't a loser, but I was just comparing the IG picture with the Technifibre's on TW.
lol - I was too so that makes two of us. What do you reckon it is? Could it be that she will be endorsing the TFight RS line they just came out with? 295 was the only 100 sq inch I saw.
 

sanister

Professional
Shame as I'm a Prince fan. They need to put money in the jar for player sponsorships! Isner isn't doing anything for them. Not too familiar with Technifibre lines. Whats the one that would play closest to Prince TT 290?
 

Dan007

Hall of Fame
Hopefully, she can continue playing well despite the racket change. There have been too many players that went downhill after chasing a payday with racket endorsement deals. But at the same time shame on Prince for not being able to sponsor her.
 

Antónis

Professional
Hopefully, she can continue playing well despite the racket change. There have been too many players that went downhill after chasing a payday with racket endorsement deals. But at the same time shame on Prince for not being able to sponsor her.
Lucas Pouille what?...
 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
Iga Swiatek, 2020 RG winner, now using apparently a thick beam, white racquet while practicing indoors.

Guesses? Tecnifibre?

I don't think it's thick beem. If you expand the photo you can see the shot is blurry. Actual racquet is half the thickness. Also can 100% read Tecnifibre on the throat. Good for her. Good for Tecnifibre. I agree with the comment above that her AND Med is a coup.
 

BumElbow

Rookie
When I see her playing a tournament and there is a logo stenciled on the strings then that will be the definitive evidence that Iga is under contract with TF. Otherwise, it's possible that she is merely play testing TF racquets.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It would be smart of Tecnifibre to pursue Iga; having next gen champs like her and Med in their stable would be a coup
Wow,, Bargain of the century. just WOW. Iga will be #1 in the world soon and technifiber will have the New #1 in WTA. That should help their sales. Albeit, mostly in europe, it should still help a great deal. Their sales in USA is dismal at best.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Iga Swiatek, 2020 RG winner, now using apparently a thick beam, white racquet while practicing indoors.

Guesses? Tecnifibre?

i hope she likes it. if she does poorly with racket, she will lose all her confidence. Can you guys call Technifiber and find out how much they are paying her per year ?? I am very surprised that Wilson or Head couldn't match or better the offer. :unsure: :unsure:
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
Disappointed…I was hoping Babolat would get her to endorse the Pure Strikes. Along with Thiem, then there was a shot of the #1 in ATP and WTA in a year of two both endorsing the Pure Strikes.

C’mon, Iga - don’t choose the wrong white racquet:cry:

PS: I love my Pure Strike Tours.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Disappointed…I was hoping Babolat would get her to endorse the Pure Strikes. Along with Thiem, then there was a shot of the #1 in ATP and WTA in a year of two both endorsing the Pure Strikes.

C’mon, Iga - don’t choose the wrong white racquet:cry:

PS: I love my Pure Strike Tours.
She will just be using a paintjobbed Prince after a few first round losses anyway.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
Maybe Technifibre will achieve the simultaneous #1 feat?
The MadLad doesn’t hit with enough topspin to do well on clay and slow hard courts - he hardly gets any significant points in the first half of every year. So, it will be a challenge for him to get to #1. Iga looks like she will make it to the top though as she hits with more spin than most WTA players.
 

aussie

Professional
Wow,, Bargain of the century. just WOW. Iga will be #1 in the world soon and technifiber will have the New #1 in WTA. That should help their sales. Albeit, mostly in europe, it should still help a great deal. Their sales in USA is dismal at best.
Wow, big statement. Ash Barty may have a bit to say about that when the tour gets all players back on court.
 

Keizer

Professional
She was playing with a white frame for a while, thought it was a Tecnifibre. I don't see a stencil yet -- any chance she's testing still?
 

6august

Hall of Fame
Since when the TFight had that ugly thick beam???

The T Fight 295 Samurai released a decade ago is still a badass stick.
 

Alexh22

Professional
But Iga plz do not sign with head cuz that way we will never see anything similar to your racquet available to the public.
 
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mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Prince got the GS though still. Good on them. Hopefully shes not another Ostapenko that wins big then putters off once people see her game more
 

Simplicius

Semi-Pro
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Those grommets on Iga's picture looks like white color.
But I can't find any TF racquet with white grommets.
Could be a new release for 2021?
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
It’ll be a mental thing with her. She isn’t a one trick pony like Ostapenko.
Is Ostapenko a one trick pony though? SF in Wimbledon, Finals at Premiers, and she's only 23. At this point her career is better than careers of some other fellow GS champions.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
I don't think it's thick beem. If you expand the photo you can see the shot is blurry. Actual racquet is half the thickness. Also can 100% read Tecnifibre on the throat. Good for her. Good for Tecnifibre. I agree with the comment above that her AND Med is a coup.
White looks always bigger. I wonder why couldnt it be just a prince? In the past Prince made thicker beams franes too.
 

Keizer

Professional
Is Ostapenko a one trick pony though? SF in Wimbledon, Finals at Premiers, and she's only 23. At this point her career is better than careers of some other fellow GS champions.
I'd say she is. If she'd redlining, she used to win. But Swiatek has a lot more margin for error + variety in her game -- she shapes the ball much better, for example. Only time will tell, obviously. But Ostapenko has gone from 50-21 in 2017 to barely better than 50% in 2018, 2019, and 2020. I don't see that happening to Swiatek, personally.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
I'd say she is. If she'd redlining, she used to win. But Swiatek has a lot more margin for error + variety in her game -- she shapes the ball much better, for example. Only time will tell, obviously. But Ostapenko has gone from 50-21 in 2017 to barely better than 50% in 2018, 2019, and 2020. I don't see that happening to Swiatek, personally.
We just don't know what will happen next (with both).
 

tennisgurl

Semi-Pro
Curious, anyone have her racquet specs and string info to share here for her Prince frame or even this new one she is testing?
 

Keizer

Professional
Curious, anyone have her racquet specs and string info to share here for her Prince frame or even this new one she is testing?
Not for the new one, but her old stick was a near stock/stock TT290. There were conflicting posts on different threads about her sticks having a little lead under the bumper vs being bone stock, but it doesn’t seem to have been a significant amount. The TT290 has an SW of 324 stock, so I doubt she was adding too much lead on the head.
 
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