As a legend of the game and a Wilson stalwart, it’s only right that Serena Williams is honoured with her own Autograph edition racket. And what an honour it is: Wilson have produced only two signature rackets in the last 38 years. She is though almost synonymous with the brand, and has used her chosen racket, the Blade, for much of her career, picking up trophy after trophy along the way. The Autograph edition Blade features unique gold branding along with Serena’s signature on the inside of the frame, and the specs of the racket mimic those used by the champion herself.
The new Blade features Countervail technology, a unique layer of carbon fibre within the frame of the racket that disperses the energy of the ball on impact, reducing vibration and minimising fatigue. The feel of the racket stays the same, but you expend less energy stabilising the arm during each shot. It really makes a huge cumulative difference – according to a study conducted by the University of Minnesota, you experience 30% less racket vibration, fatigue is decreased by 10%, and as a result you have 40% more control over shots when nearing exhaustion. It’s proven in other sports too: bike manufacturers use it in frames built for the gruelling Tour de France.
It’s still a big-hitting racket, falling into Wilson’s Attacker category for players that like to swing from the baseline, but with Countervail, the Blade offers greater control than ever before.
Headsize: 104 sq in / 671cm
Weight (U): 10.8oz / 306g
Balance (U): 33cm / 8 HL
Length: 28in / 71cm
String Pattern: 18x19
Taper System: 22mm Flat Beam
Please be advised that this racket will come strung unless the image displays otherwise.
Please note that all Wilson Blade rackets come without a protective head cover.
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Measuring Your Grip Size
Choosing the right grip size is a vital part of playing tennis. The right grip size will make your racket feel natural and comfortable.
Use a ruler and measure (in inches) from the crease fold in your hand, to the top of your ring finger. Please see table below:
Note: It is always better to go for a smaller grip size, as you can easily increase your grip size with over grips.