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Pro Equipment: 2005 Roland Garros

When Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin-Hardenne came off the French Open red clay as the victor, it was the culmination of a grueling two weeks in Paris. Here’s a look at the equipment that the top players used in the bid for Grand Slam glory. Post these pages in your shop, so your customers can check out their favorite players, too.

Men

Player name Racquet brand Racquet model Head size String brand String model Gauge Tension
Roger Federer Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Luxilon/Wilson BB Alu Power Rough/ Wilson Natural 16L 55/50.5
Lleyton Hewitt Did not play
Rafael Nadal Babolat AeroPro Drive 100 Babolat Duralast 16 53
Andy Roddick Babolat Pure Drive Team+ 100 Babolat VS Team 16 73
Marat Safin Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid 93 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 16L NA
Andre Agassi Head Flexpoint Radical OS 107 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 66
Nikolay Davydendo Prince O3 Tour 100 Polystar Energy 16 55/53
Guillermo Canas Wilson nPro Surge 100 Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey 1.2 53
Tim Henman Slazenger Pro X-1 95 Luxilon/Babolat BB TIMO / VS Team 18 51.6
Joachim Johansson Yonex RDX 500 90 Luxilon/Babolat BB Alu Power/VS Team 17 NA
Mariano Puerta Babolat AeroPro Drive 100 Babolat Pro Hurricane 16 59.5
Gaston Gaudio Wilson nSix-One 95 Kirschbaum Super Smash 16 59.5
Tommy Robredo Dunlop 300G 98 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 51
Guillermo Coria Prince O3 Tour 100 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 52
David Ferrer Prince Shark DB MP 100 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 NA
Radek Stepanek Volkl Tour 10 Mid V-Engine 93 Pacific Tough Gut 17 61.5/57
Ivan Ljubicic Babolat Pure Drive Team + 100 Luxilon/Babolat BB TIMO / VS Team 17 57
David Nalbandian Yonex RDX-500 98 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 64
Carlos Moya Babolat Pure Drive Team 100 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 60
Thomas Johansson Dunlop M-Fil 200 95 Luxilon/Babolat Alu Power/VS Touch 17/16 59.5

Women

Player name Racquet brand Racquet model Head size String brand String model Gauge Tension
Lindsay Davenport Wilson nTour 95 Wilson Wilson Natural 15L 63/64
Maria Sharapova Prince Turbo Shark MP 100 Babolat VS Team 17 64
Amelie Mauresmo Dunlop 300G 98 Babolat VS Touch 16 57.2
Serena Williams Did not play
Svetlana Kuznetsova Head Flexpoint Instinct 100 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Touch 16L 53/50.5
Elena Dementieva Yonex RDX-500 MP 98 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 51/48.5
J. Henin-Hardenne Wilson nTour 95 Wilson Wilson Natural 16 57.5
Nadia Petrova Babolat Pure Storm MP Team 103 Luxilon Monotec Supersense 16L 61.5
Alicia Molik Did not play
Anastasia Myskina Head Flexpoint Instinct 100 Luxilon Big Banger TIMO 18 56/52
Patty Schnyder Head Liquidmetal Prestige MP 98 Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 17 55/53
Vera Zvonareva Fischer Pro No One FT 98 Kirschbaum Super Smash 16L 55/53
Mary Pierce Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80 98 Luxilon Big Banger TIMO 18 NA
Elena Bovina Head Flexpoint Radical MP 100 Luxilon Big Banger TIMO 17 64/61.5
Elena Likhovtseva Wilson nSix-One 95 Wilson NXT 16 50.5/48.5
Venus Williams Wilson n4 111 Wilson Wilson Natural 16 65
Kim Clijsters Babolat Pure Drive Team 100 Babolat VS Touch 16 66
Nathalie Dechy Head Liquidmetal Prestige MP 98 Babolat VS Touch 16 NA
Tatiana Golovin Volkl Catapult V1 Mid Plus 102 Tecnifibre X-tra Dynamic 16 66
Jelena Jankovic Yonex NSRQ-5 105 Kirschbaum Super Smash NA 61.5/55

A “/ ” denotes differing tensions between mains and crosses. A “-” indicates a tension range on multiple racquets. “NA” means player did not play or no information was available. Tensions above 38.5 are in pounds; 38.5 and below are in kilograms.

 

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