An Aussie all-rounder who has tried her hand at cricket and golf apart from tennis, Ash Barty reached the pinnacle of this sport by winning her maiden Grand Slam in 2019. And if you are looking to find out more about Ash Barty’s racquet, including its specifications, customization and if anyone else is using it and we have all that information in our piece below.
When Barty took a break from tennis after the 2014 season, and switched over to play for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League, she had yet to win a WTA title and was ranked 223rd in the world.
Her return to tennis came in mid-2016, before rediscovering her mojo in the sport the following year. It was in 2017, Barty won her first ever WTA title when she clinched the Kuala Lumpur Open by beating Nao Hibino in the final.
A third round at the Australian Open and a final appearance at the Wuhan Open where the unseeded Barty defeated Johanna Konta, Aga Radwanska, Karolina Pliskova and Jelena Ostapenko en route the final was what looked to have turned things around for the Aussie.
Finishing the year ranked 17th in the world, Barty then won two WTA titles in 2018, along with some strong showing at Grand Slams. There were a couple of third round appearances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon before she made it to the round four at US Open – her best showing till date in a major.
A semifinal apiece at the Canadian Open and the Wuhan Open propelled her forward, helping her maintain her ranking for the second year running before she accelerated towards her greatness.
A steady rise in her ranking took her to number 11 by the March of 2019, before a title win at the Miami Open helped her break into the top 10.
Going into the French Open that season as the eighth seed, Barty went on to win the title, her first ever Grand Slam, and not before long she had captured the pole position on the WTA charts. Barty also added a couple of other titles that season including the year-ending WTA Finals to cement her ranking as the number one player.
Interestingly, while Barty’s maiden Grand Slam title win came on the clays of Roland-Garros, she has often spoken about enjoying playing on grass the most. That makes one of the rare all-court women’s player in the world today.
What she might lack in strong groundstrokes, Barty makes up for it by being an aggressive player at the net, possessing a sharp slice and exerting the kind of control that makes it tougher for her opponents.
So, Which is Ash Barty’s Racquet?
Ash Barty has endorsed the Head Graphene 360 Speed MP tennis racquet but the one she actually uses is different from this one. It could be an old version racquet from the stable of Head, a racquet which provides her with a lot more control than it provides power.
Some reckon Barty’s racquet is based on the Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro Racquet, an old one that she has been using for a while now.
Get the original Head Graphene 360 Speed MP racquet specifications below (this is the racquet Barty endorses).
- Length: 27 in/68.58 cm
- Head Size: 100 sq.in./645.16 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.1 oz/314.68 g
- Tension: 48.57
- Balance: 12.99in/32cm/3 pts HL
- Beam Width: 23 mm/23 mm/23 mm
- Composition: Graphene 360
- SwingWeight: 319
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Ash Barty uses, the Head Graphene 360 Speed MP:
There are multiple ways to buy the Head Graphene 360 Speed MP tennis racquet, and you can check on the various options here: How to buy Tennis Equipment in the USA. By checking on the cost of this racquet offered by Amazon you can then compare it with the other stores and according go for the best possible cost.