Swiatek...countdown to racquet change

victa

New User
Still no stencil going into the final of a major. Prince is too dumb or broke to get her under contract.

What racquet will she be using in 2 months...Babolat, Head, Yonex or Wilson?

I'm going with Head or Babolat.
As long as it's the same racquet underneath the paint job, why not Dunlop
 
U

Used to be Good Guy

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Prince should dump their Isner contract and give that money to Swiatek. He's at the end of his career and she could very well be the future of women's tennis. Heck, take out a business loan and just pay her. Heavily market your frames in Poland because you can bet your last dollar that she will have the same effect Li Na had in China. The current Prince frames are excellent btw.
1000% agree. No one buys a Prince frame because Isner uses one. Iga (on the other hand) could really help revitalize Prince.
 

pumpkinpi

Rookie
Does Swiatek play with an extended frame?! Swingweight may top out at 325. The technifibre frames always seem to combine superb stability in the hoop with amazing feel. The challenge might be how to retain that feel while still giving Iga the more open string pattern that enables her to get maximum spin on the ball and dominate opponents on any surface.
Sounds like prince...
 

fed1

Professional
Because Dunlop probably doesn't have the money.
Sumitomo Rubber, the parent company of Dunlop and Srixon, is worth about 6-8 billion. They have plenty of money, they just may not want to get into big tennis endorsements.
 

blablavla

Legend
Sumitomo Rubber, the parent company of Dunlop and Srixon, is worth about 6-8 billion. They have plenty of money, they just may not want to get into big tennis endorsements.
you need to check the cashflow generated by the tennis division and the marketing budget of the tennis division, not how much the parent company is worth.
how much the parent company is worth is a multiplier of their earnings, which often has not much connection with how much cash or equivalents the company has on its accounts.
 
U

Used to be Good Guy

Guest
She would be a great cornerstone for Technifibre. I think their highest profile WTA player is Daria Kasikina.
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
I just noticed Iga now appears on the TW "Prince Tour Pros" list. Did the instagram pic from Saturday put Prince over the edge? Did she decide she likes her current racquet more?
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
She is not sponsored by Prince so it means nothing.
I thought that they only put sponsored pros in those positions but who knows. She can make some money off Prince and TW without a sponsorship if they are using her name and likeness to promote a product without permission.
 

fox

Semi-Pro
How do you imagine she is sponsored by Prince and at the same time playing without their stencil? Her coach also stated their are looking for a racquet contract because she doesn’t have one. Also she is not included on their website or social media. They just put their pic and this is all. She is even training with Tecnifibre now :D
 
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taylor15

Professional
I thought that they only put sponsored pros in those positions but who knows. She can make some money off Prince and TW without a sponsorship if they are using her name and likeness to promote a product without permission.
Since TW has a pretty big stake in Prince I suppose they do what they want.
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
I thought that they only put sponsored pros in those positions but who knows.
How do you imagine she is sponsored by Prince and at the same time playing without their stencil? Her coach also stated their are looking for a racquet contract because she doesn’t have one. Also she is not included on their website or social media. They just put their pic and this is all. She is even training with Tecnifibre now :D
As far as I know, that pic appeared in the last day or two. With the holiday sales and whatnot, I’ve been browsing Prince frames pretty regularly.
 

pumpkinpi

Rookie
It's actually been there for more than a week. And under the Prince Textreme Tour 290 it says Swiatek is "endorsing/using this item". But that doesn't mean she has a sponsorship.
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
Anyone know if she has hit with Bab or Yonex yet?

It would be great if she could stay with Prince, but Technifibre would be a superb choice, too.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
you are right, it does. it feels boarady on the string bed as well. it is very much control oriented string bed and frame. i thought it was tough to produce spin
Felt the same way with the Prince Beast 100. Spoiled by the Prince ESP racquets and their ability to add spin. Like flypaper
 

6august

Hall of Fame
She should use a Radical MP. TGT 307.2 with softer lay-up. Weight, balance, feel, headsize, string pattern... similar to her old Prince Tour 290.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
So.. the latest testing is with a Tecnifibre.... supppse we’d know for sure when/if Iga plays one with stencils.
hope she gets a sponsorship she deserves.(y)
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
This. I went from Tecnifibre to Prince, and as much as I like Tecnifibre frames, my Prince racquets are on another level in every way.
so does that mean she will keep playing with Prince ? million dollars a year from wilson or babolat is pretty tough to pass up
 

blablavla

Legend
her agent is getting offers left and right because she will likely sell millions of rackets every year.
do you mean:
1. she will be knocking at the doors offering random people to buy racket

2. millions of people will have to request credit card in order to benefit of a free of charge debt in order to buy something that they can't afford otherwise today

3. something else?
 

sredna42

Hall of Fame
so does that mean she will keep playing with Prince ? million dollars a year from wilson or babolat is pretty tough to pass up
Clearly she's gotta take the money while she can, it is just the nature of the beast. A pity because I think Prince make the best racquets right now.
 
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