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Pro Equipment: Roland Garros 2006

Justine Henin-Hardenne and Rafael Nadal each repeated last year’s French Open win this year in Paris. Here’s a look at the equipment that the top 20 men and women used as they slid their way along the draws on the red clay at Roland Garros. Post these pages in your shop, so your customers can check out their favorite players, too.

Men

Player Racquet brand Racquet model Headsize String brand String model Gauge Tension
Roger Federer Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson/Luxilon Wilson Natural/Alu Power Rough 16L -
Rafael Nadal Babolat AeroPro Drive 100 Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 15L 24.5
David Nalbandian Yonex RDS-001 MP 98 Luxilon Original 16 -
Ivan Ljubicic Babolat Pure Drive Team + 100 Babolat Pro Hurricane/VS Team 16L 27
Andy Roddick Babolat Pure Drive Roddick + 100 Babolat Pro Hurricane/VS Team 16 27
Nikolay Davydenko Prince O3 Tour 100 Luxilon and Polystar Original and Engergy 16 -
James Blake Prince Experimental 95 Luxilon Alu Power 16L 29.1
Tommy Robredo Dunlop M-Fil 300 98 Luxilon Original 16 24/23
Mario Ancic Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80 98 Babolat/Luxilon VS Team/Alu Power 16L 27/26
Gaston Gaudio Wilson nSix-One 95 95 Kirschbaum Super Smash 16 27
Fernando Gonzalez Babolat Pure Storm Plus 98 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 16L 24.1
Radek Stepanek Volkl DNX 9 98 Pacific PrimeGut 16L 27/25
Lleyton Hewitt Yonex RDS-001 90 Babolat/Luxilon VS Team/Alu Power 16L 31/30
Nicolas Kiefer Wilson nSix-One 95 95 Babolat VS Team 17 31/30
Tomas Berdych Dunlop M-Fil 200 Plus 95 Luxilon Alu Power 16L 25
Robby Ginepri Babolat Pure Storm 98 Babolat Ballistic Polymono/VS Touch 16/16 25/25
Marcos Baghdatis Fischer M-Speed Pro No. One 95 Luxilon Alu Power 16L 25/27
Jarkko Nieminen Wilsom nSix-One 95 95 Luxilon Alu Power 16L 25
Thomas Johansson Dunlop M-Fil 200 95 Babolat VS Team 16 26
David Ferrer Prince Shark DB MP 100 Luxilon Original 16 23

Women

Player Racquet brand Racquet model Headsize String brand String model Gauge Tension
Amelie Mauresmo Dunlop M-Fil 300 98 Babolat VS Touch 16 26
Kim Clijsters Babolat Pure Drive Team 100 Babolat VS Touch 16 29
Justine Henin-Hardenne Wilson nTour Two 95 Maillot Savarez HT Tonic First Gold 15L 27
Maria Sharapova Prince O3 White 100 Babolat Pro Hurricane/VS Team 16L -
Nadia Petrova Babolat Pure Storm Team MP 103 Top Serve Racquet Fuel 16L 30.5
Svetlana Kuznetsova Head Flexpoint Instinct 100 Luxilon Alu Touch 16L 24.5/23.5
Lindsay Davenport Did not play
Elena Dementieva Yonex RDS-001 MP 98 Luxilon Alu Power 16L -
Mary Pierce Did not play
Patty Schnyder Head Liquidmetal Prestige MP 98 Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 17 26/25
Anastasia Myskina Head Flexpoint Instinct 100 Luxilon TIMO 18 26/24
Venus Williams Wilson W5 Divine Iris 110 Wilson Wilson Natural 16 27.3
Nicole Vaidisova Yonex RDS-003 MP 100 Luxilon Ace 18 -
Francesca Schiavone Babolat AeroPro Drive 100 Luxilon Alu Power 16L 24/23
Martina Hingis Yonex NSRQ 7 100 Top Serve Racquet Fuel 16L -
Anna-Lena Groenefeld Fischer Magnetic Pro Number One 98 Babolat Xcel Premium/Pro Hurricane 16/17 -
Dinara Safina Babolat Pure Storm Team 98 Luxilon Alu Power 17 29
Daniel Hantuchova Yonex NSRQ 7 100 Luxilon/Babolat Alu Power/VS Touch 16 23/24
Flavia Pennetta Wilson nBlade 98 Wilson Wilson Natural 17 28
Maria Kirilenko Yonex RDX 300 103 Yonex Tour Super 850 / Natural Gut 16L 27

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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