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Serena Williams’ Racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Serena Williams is one of the greatest players of all-time in women’s tennis. She often overpowers her opponents. So what is Serena William’s racquet?

Serena Williams racquet has been using a Wilson racquet throughout her career. Now she even has her own Serena Williams Blade 104 Autograph racquet, which was released in 2017. She hits a heavy ball and has perhaps the biggest serve of all time in the women’s game. This has helped her reach 23 grand slam titles in singles, 14 in doubles and two in mixed doubles. A total of 39 grand slams!

Serena Williams racquet does pack a lot of power. It is an oversize racquet, 104 sq inches which gives a larger sweet spot and helps her hit with pace. Below you can find the specs of a match-used racquet from 2013.

Serena Williams Racquet Specs

Head size: 104 sq. in. / 671 sq. cm.

Length: 27.7 in. / 70.4 cm.

Strung weight: 11.7 oz. / 330 gr.

Strung balance: 340 mm

Stiffness: 61

Grip size: L5 (4 5/8)

Grip type: Wilson Synthetic + Overgrip

String pattern: 18 Mains / 19 Crosses

Paint: Wilson BLX Blade 104 (100 yr logo)

Silicone: No (epoxy filled)

Lead: No (at least not visible)

Swing weight: 366

As you can see from the specs above, not only does the racquet have a larger head size than most players on tour, it also has one of the heftiest swing weights in the women’s game.

Serena Williams uses an Eastern forehand grip and hits the ball flat and hard. She perhaps doesn’t have a lot of finesse to her game, but her timing of the ball is second to none. She is also a fierce fighter on the court and you don’t win 23 grand slam titles without that kind of mental strength.

Can she reach number 24?

2019 ATP Season - Federer and Serena

At the time of writing, Serena has lost four of her last grand slam finals, chasing the elusive grand slam title number 24. Will she reach it? Consider how often she manages to get to the final, she should, but the women’s game is more competitive than ever and she will face stern competition for the slams in 2020.

Curious to hear what you think, can she make it to 24?

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Harald Voll January 24, 2020 - 19:17

Despite the fact that I (among most of the tennis nerds;) certainlyy respect Serena for her live accomplishments, she is the most succesful female player in the world and probably will stay for ever!

Nowadays you can see her battle not only against upcoming pros but also against her personal weaknesses which arise from age, motherhood and not being such hungry for success and doing whatever it takes to be No.1 again might be on her task list but she is satisfied with her life. Dont get me wrong. Of course she still wants to win and still has great capabilities on the court but it will become harder and harder against the best upcoming players. (Wong, Gauff, Osaka, Halip,…)

Seth February 9, 2020 - 15:39

Hi, I would like to purchase a couple of the Serena Williams Blade Autograph rackets. When will this new 2020 version be released? Please help.

Tennisnerd February 10, 2020 - 15:37

Hi Seth, I don’t know, it seems like Serena is testing a new prototype version, so not sure what will happen to her Autograph racquet.

Regards / J

Poirier Thierry December 8, 2020 - 16:45

hello, I wanted to know if Serena has a leather grip, and if you are on the sleeve size, thanks for your answer


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