Mattek-Sands Solid Black Racquet at Chicago WTA 500

TechnoJock

New User
Anyone know what’s up with her new frame? The frame has the Babolat logo stencil but solid black paint job - is she changing teams? Since it has the Babolat stencil I’m guessing she’s still under contract with them…
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Could be the Extreme, coming from the Pure Aero…. Or the new Boom.
but I think it’d be cool too see her playing with the Radical PJ.
 

fox

Semi-Pro
I feel like she changes her racquets way too often. Of course it is all personal preferences but she used Wilson, Donnay Pro One 97, Pure Strike and Pure Aero. I mean it doesn’t really help much and for sure she won’t be offered any big money to make such change.
 

fox

Semi-Pro
You missed one:
Probably more than one :-D :-D
I have found also Volkl. And I don't know how many WIlsons she used for sure she had [K]Factor Tour, NTour and BLX Tour paint whether she switched or it was just a paintjob.
 

McLovin

Legend
Probably more than one :-D :-D
I have found also Volkl. And I don't know how many WIlsons she used for sure she had [K]Factor Tour, NTour and BLX Tour paint whether she switched or it was just a paintjob.
Oh, I forgot about the Volkl. And there's no doubt it truly was one as you can see by the distinctive 'V' bridge:



I wouldn't be surprised if she was a regular poster in the Racquetaholics Anonymous thread...
 
I feel like she changes her racquets way too often. Of course it is all personal preferences but she used Wilson, Donnay Pro One 97, Pure Strike and Pure Aero. I mean it doesn’t really help much and for sure she won’t be offered any big money to make such change.
Bethany changed not too long ago to the Pure Aero, it was made into a big production at TW, a video was made about her change hosted by Michelle I believe. At one time anyone could buy a Pure Aero customized exactly like hers. I can't help but like her, she's having a blast at the tail end of a very fine career, changing racquets is like changing shoes for that woman, you go girl.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Bethany changed not too long ago to the Pure Aero, it was made into a big production at TW, a video was made about her change hosted by Michelle I believe. At one time anyone could buy a Pure Aero customized exactly like hers. I can't help but like her, she's having a blast at the tail end of a very fine career, changing racquets is like changing shoes for that woman, you go girl.
yeah, agreed. glad you said "shoes".. :-D
i like her inked artwork very much too.
 

fox

Semi-Pro
Bethany changed not too long ago to the Pure Aero, it was made into a big production at TW, a video was made about her change hosted by Michelle I believe. At one time anyone could buy a Pure Aero customized exactly like hers. I can't help but like her, she's having a blast at the tail end of a very fine career, changing racquets is like changing shoes for that woman, you go girl.
Personally I don’t mind it, just saying ;) i really like her and she should def become a TV person or commentator. I think there is new TW video with Bethanie coming out about the shoes from IW.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Oh, I forgot about the Volkl. And there's no doubt it truly was one as you can see by the distinctive 'V' bridge:



I wouldn't be surprised if she was a regular poster in the Racquetaholics Anonymous thread...
You know, you can near about see the nose on that puppy in the picture. :)
 

benstorey

New User
I feel like she changes her racquets way too often. Of course it is all personal preferences but she used Wilson, Donnay Pro One 97, Pure Strike and Pure Aero. I mean it doesn’t really help much and for sure she won’t be offered any big money to make such change.
Is it important to you to watch a good game or to count the number of rackets it uses?
 
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fox

Semi-Pro
Is it important to you to watch a good game or to count the number of rackets it uses?
Actually changing racquets impacts her game much so don’t understand your point. Every racquet change she did she needed much time to adapt, it was not seemless change.
 

PhxRacket

Hall of Fame
Wouldn’t be surprised if she was dabbling with a HEAD. She is close to people who use different HEAD models, ie Berretini.
 

Bobble

Semi-Pro
Well that certainly makes the most sense, upper hoop just didn’t look the same with that pic’s vantage point.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Well that certainly makes the most sense, upper hoop just didn’t look the same with that pic’s vantage point.
same here - i was watching the first round double match last week and the top of the hoop definitely looked rounder than the Boom...
but the experts have not spoken, so it must be the new Boom then. maybe she is the WTA face for the new Boom :giggle:
 

glenWs

Rookie
It wasn't long ago when she was singing the praises of the Pure Strike. She used that for a season and she flipped to the Aero. Looks like she's run out of Babolat options and is trying out Head. Bab basically makes the same racket whether it's a Drive, Aero or Strike. All stiff and over powered .
 
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