Garbine Muguruza is one of those rare women players who has won both, the French Open and Wimbledon. While her performances showed a drastic dip after that, she was back to her best at the 2020 Australian Open where she reached the final. Get all the details about Garbine Muguruza’s racquets including its specifications and which other players use it.
After winning a plethora of ITF titles in her early years and becoming a pro in 2012, she defeated Vera Zvonareva in the Miami Open to kick-start her career. She featured in the qualifiers at the French Open and Wimbledon before making it to the main draw at the US Open where she lost her opener.
Muguruza then won her opening round match at the Australian Open before losing to Serena Williams in the second (check her racquet specs here), defeated Karolina Pliskova in the first round at French Open and again, made the second round at Wimbledon.
A maiden title at the Hobart International shot her to fame and she followed it up with her best Grand Slam showing till then, when she made the fourth round at the Australian Open in 2014. She topped it very quickly with a quarterfinal at French Open, en route upsetting Caroline Wozniacki and Serena at those two Slams.
The Spaniard repeated the same showing at the following year’s Australian and French Open but this time around she nearly went all the way at Wimbledon. Seeded 20th in the competition, Muguruza defeated Angelique Kerber (check her racquet specs here), Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska to make it to her maiden Grand Slam final before losing to Serena.
A year later, Muguruza avenged that defeat by registering a straight-set win over Serena in the final of the French Open and then in 2017, overpowered her sister Venus to lift the Wimbledon Championships title. While a French Open semifinal followed in 2018, there were a string of early exits between her Wimbledon triumph and the 2020 Australian Open final where she lost to Kenin (racquet specs here).
While Muguruza doesn’t quite finish off rallies quickly with outright winners down the line, her powerful groundstrokes hit with decent precision allow her opponents very little time to adjust to her pace. Her winning consistency improved after Conchita Martinez took over as her coach in 2019 following those two years of poor form.
So, Which is Garbine Muguruza’s Racquet?
Garbine Muguruza has been using the Babolat Pure Drive for a while now and is expected to continue using the same racquet. Muguruza strings her Pure Drive with the Luxilon Alu Power 16L.
Get the Babolat Pure Drive racquet specifications below.
- Length: 27 in/68.58 cm
- Head Size: 100 sq.in./645.16 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.2oz/317.5 g
- Tension: 50-59 Pounds
- Balance: 12.99 in/32.99 cm/4 pts HL
- Beam Width: 23 mm/26 mm/23 mm
- Composition: Graphite
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
- String Tension: 50-60 pounds
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Garbine Muguruza uses, the Babolat Pure Drive:
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