USA’s Sloane Stephens made a name for herself by winning the 2017 US Open and jumping to world number three the following year, making her one of the crowd favourites. She would be looking to recapture some of that form once tennis resumes. If you are looking to understand what racquet is Sloane Stephens using to help her get her success so far, get all information below including the racquet specifications.
Having begun her pro career in 2007, Stephens made the juniors US Open doubles semifinal and then another semifinal at the Orange Bowl tennis. She played her maiden match in the main draw of a WTA tournament in 2010, at Indian Wells and won her opener there before bowing out in the second round.
In 2011, Stephens won her first ITF tournament, on the clay courts of Reggio Emilia, and made it to the main draw of the French Open that year as well. Later she made it to the third round of the US Open that year before losing to Ana Ivanovic.
A string of solid results followed as she made her maiden fourth round appearance in a major – 2012 French Open – and then stormed into the 2013 Australian Open semifinal. In doing so, she shocked fellow American Serena Williams (check Serena’s racquet specs here) in the quarterfinal.
A Wimbledon 2013 quarterfinal was her last appearance in the final eight stage of a Grand Slam before a slump over the next four years as far as majors are concerned. She did win four WTA titles in the meantime, including the Washington Open, but went into the 2017 US Open having not played in three of the previous four Grand Slams and not winning any majors match since the previous year’s Wimbledon.
So much so, she entered the tournament on a protected ranking, and then defeated the likes of Ash Barty, Venus Williams and Madison Keys to end up a shock winner of the US Open. In 2018, she made it to the final of the French Open on a surface Stephens considers her favourite.
A hardcore baseliner, Stephens relies on her speed and movement to get the better of her opponents, and often has been able to turn things around in rallies because of that quality. With a strong forehand and a strong backhand to go with her athleticism, Stephens often gives a feeling of lazy elegance but has the ability to surprise her opponents as a result.
So, Which is Sloane Stephens’s Racquet?
Sloane Stephens has been using the Head Graphene 360 Radical MP racquet for a while now and she also endorses the same racquet, which she strings using the Solinco Tour Bite 16L.
Get the Head Graphene 360 Radical MP racquet specifications below.
- Length: 27 in/69 cm.
- Head Size: 98 sq.in./ 632.26 sq.cm
- Strung Weight: 11oz/312g
- Balance: 12.75 in/32.39 cm/6 pts HL
- Swingweight: 324
- Stiffness: 68
- Beam Width: 20mm/23mm/21mm
- Composition: Graphene 360/Graphite
- Power Level: Low-Medium
- Stroke Style: Medium-Full
- Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
- Racquet Colors: Gray/Orange
- Grip Type: Head Hydrosorb Pro
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
- Mains skip: 8T, 8H
- String Tension: 48-57 pounds
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Sloane Stephens uses, the Head Graphene 360 Radical MP:
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