It can happen even to a pro....

Never understood why they don't just get an extra person into the stringing room instead of asking the stringers to burn through hundreds of rackets each day...

Wow!!! What a big mis-weave. From what I heard they have 17 stringers. But still you'd think they'd have more for the first half of the tournament. I would gladly offer my services for a week.
Curious about a ruling. WTA Rulebook Appendix II Pg 429 b

The hitting surface, defined as the main area of the stringing pattern bordered by the points of entry of the strings into the head or points of contact of the strings with the head, whichever is the smaller, shall be flat and consist of a pattern of crossed strings, which shall be alternately interlaced or bonded where they cross. The stringing pattern must be generally uniform and, in particular, not less dense in the centre than in any other area.

Could Pironkova ask for an overrule?


Babolat's stringer selection for the French Open seems to include keeping large wholesale accounts happy by inviting them to string at the French Open.

It's weird that nobody from the stringer to stenciller caught the misweave.