Simona Halep is in the final of the Australian Open 2018 with a chance to win her first grand slam title. She will be playing Caroline Wozniacki who is also there for the first time. Who will win? And what racquets do they use?
Simon Halep is endorsing the Wilson Burn 100 CV, a racquet I reviewed (surprisingly) favourably here, but she’s actually, like David Ferrer and several other players on the ATP and WTA tours, using the Steam 99 under a paint job. She strings it with Luxilon Alu Power Big Banger 1.25 and has strips of lead tape at 3 and 9.
Halep is ranked number one in the world but like her opponent Wozniacki (read about Wozniacki’s racquet here, she has never won a grand slam. It’s interesting and fitting that the number one and two on the WTA rankings will fight for their first slam in the Australian Open 2018.
Who do you think will win? And why do you think the Wilson Steam 99 mold is so popular among professional tennis players?
For you who are interested in the Wilson Steam 99 racquet, below is a pic and specs:
WILSON STEAM 99 RACQUET SPECS
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