Venus Williams might not have as many records as her sister Serena, but she has been one of the best women’s tennis players of all times in her own right. And for those who want to understand the tennis racquet Venus Williams uses, we have all the details including its specifications and which other players use the same piece of equipment.
Having turned a pro at the age of 14, Venus Williams has 49 WTA titles under her belt including seven Grand Slam singles wins.
Add the 16 Grand Slam doubles victories and multiple gold medals at the Olympics, and we have a makings of one of the best female tennis players of all times.
Venus’ career has been overshadowed by sister Serena’s 20+ singles Grand Slam title wins, but take nothing away from a player who has 16 major singles finals under her belt. And it didn’t take her too long to get going, as she made it to the final of the US Open in the very first year of her Grand Slam career.
Just 17 at that stage, she lost to Martina Hingis in the final before capturing her first major at the age of 20 at Wimbledon. A couple of months later, she had doubled her Grand Slam tally at the US Open, and added two more the following year.
A string of finals losses – five of them and all to Serena – stalled her Grand Slam count before she came through for her fifth major win in 2005 at Wimbledon. She managed to add another couple of Wimbledon titles in 2007 and 2008, and was a finalist in 2009 before hitting a lull.
In 2017, Venus was a losing finalist at the Australian Open, only her second appearance in the title-decider of that tournament and followed it up with another final at Wimbledon that season. She went down to Garbine Muguruza in what was her only defeat to someone other than her sister in a Grand Slam final.
An aggressive player with strong groundstrokes off both, her forehand and backhand, Venus Williams possesses an all-court game that keeps her in a good stead.
With one of the powerful serves at the peak of her game, Venus had other arsenal in her serving repertoire like the slice serve and kick serve to keep her opponents on their toes.
So, Which is Venus Williams’s Racquet?
Venus Williams is currently using the Wilson Blade 104 V7 racquet and strings it with the Luxilon ALU Power 125 on both, the mains and its crosses. In the past she has also used the Wilson Hammer 6.2 Stretch racquet.
Get the Wilson Blade 104 V7 racquet specifications below.
- Length: 27.5 in/70 cm
- Head Size: 104 sq.in./671 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 10.8 oz/306 g
- Tension: TBA
- Balance: 12.99/33 cm/4 pts HL
- Construction: 22 mm/22 mm/22 mm
- Composition: Braided Graphite
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
- Stiffness: 65
- Swingweight: 321
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Venus Williams uses, the Wilson Blade 104 V7:
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