Paula Badosa racket

slipgrip93

Semi-Pro
Wilson steam BLX 100?



Paula Badosa Gibert of Spain plays a forehand in the girl's singles final match against Anna Kalinskaya of Russia on day fourteen of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 6, 2015 in Paris, France.



Paula Badosa Gibert of Spain during her Girls' Singles first round match against Luisa Stefani of Brazil on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2014 in London, England.



Could be the same racquet and they all seem to have the same 16x20 string pattern. She still uses a "heart" vib-dampener. :giggle:

EDIT: Interesting old short 2013 thread on the Steam 100 BLX (here). And interestingly 'tennisnerd' thinks Emma is also using a Steam 100 BLX. ("Emma Raducanu's racquet" - tennisnerd)

EDIT 2: Looking at it more. I'd noticed in that pic of her in white playing in 2014 Wimbledon juniors, the racquet she's holding resembles closer to a Wilson Steam 100 "prostock" as Harry_Wild pointed out, not a BLX, where it likely shows "99" in the red box under the four white grommets, but the headsize is still 100 sq. in. -> (webpage info here)
 
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
It looks like all of the tour pro that are endorsing the Blade V7 are using the Steam 100 Pro Stock frame now. You can tell by the very gloss sheen of the racquet throat.
 

Booger

Hall of Fame
Why do a bunch of WTA players like the Steam? I can't remember anyone on the ATP using a steam (unless Nishikori??).
 

slipgrip93

Semi-Pro
Nice detective work!
Thanks. And I think I was still a bit off. Harry_Wild pointed out It's a Wilson Steam 100 "prostock" which I was unaware of. Looking at that pic of her in white playing in the 2014 Wimbledon juniors, the racquet she's holding resembles closer the prostock steam 100, not a retail BLX (- at least not the retail BLX with the yellow stripe colors, but possibly still with a thin black "BLX" on the inner opposite red side of the inside 'wilson" lettering on the hoop), where it likely shows "99" in the red box under the four white grommets, but the headsize is still 100 sq. in. -> (webpage info of the prostock steam 100 here). It seems to match more including the throat to handle grip section with no small "wilson" letters on the throat middle and no yellow paint of the retail blx version, and the throat beams are more boxed on edge. But overall, the retail Steam 100 BLX may be the closest racquet out there still, in the public offer sites, to this prostock Steam 100.
 
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slipgrip93

Semi-Pro
Hearing rumors that Svitolina and Ostapenko also use a Steam 100 under the Blade paintjob. Also Raducanu from another thread. Some screenshots of their racquets at recent tournaments this year.



Svitolina at Indian Wells 2021


Ostapenko at Indian Wells 2021


Raducanu, USOpen 2021

So it seems their racquets are also 16x20, and may have the four white grommets at the bottom. And could very well be the prostock Steam 100 for all of them.
 
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