fbpx
Home GearTennis RacquetsPro player racquets Simona Halep’s Racquet

Simona Halep’s Racquet

by Tennisnerd

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

  • Head Size: 99 sq. in
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 11.3 oz Unstrung — 10.7 oz
  • Tension: 50-60 Pounds
  • Balance: 2 Points Head Light
  • Beam Width: 24 mm
  • Composition: Basalt
  • Flex: 70
  • Grips Type: Wilson Sublime
  • Power Level: Low-Medium
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T, 9T, 7H, 9H
    One Piece
    No Shared Hole
  • Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
  • Swing Weight: 328

 

Do you like Tennisnerd? Don’t miss a word or video by stalking us on social media. Every like and follow is appreciated!

YouTube
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook Page
Amazon Influencer

Buy tennis gear

EU
Racquet Depot
Pro Direct Tennis

USA
Tennis Express
Do It Tennis
Amazon.com

Racquet buying guides

Here is a great racquet buying guide to get you started.
What tennis racquet should I buy?
Top tennis racquets to buy right now
The Gear of the Year 2017

The Gear of the Year 2016
Tennis racquets for juniors
Tennis racquets for kids

Popular posts

What the ATP pros play
Questions about pro stock tennis racquets
Is a pro stock racquet better than a retail one?
Do professional players change racquets?
Racquet Commitment Issues

You may also like

2 comments

tennisfreak January 29, 2018 - 9:57 pm

This info defies the often shared opinion that top pros only play with special pro stock frames. So it’s an eye opener.
too bad they don’t produce the steam99 anymore.

Reply
Tennisnerd January 30, 2018 - 8:44 am

Agree! They are not that special though. If I saw correctly, you can still get the Steam 99 on Amazon. Might be worth a try!

Reply

Leave a Comment