Serena Williams Racket

Having won 23 Grand Slam titles in singles and 14 Grand Slam titles in doubles, there is no disputing the fact that Serena Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.

Due to her success and popularity, many fans wonder whether it is possible to buy the racket Serena Williams plays with.

This article will look to answer that question and provide you with details on whether the retail version is at all similar to the racket Serena played with on the WTA Tour.

Serena Williams Racket

What Racket Does Serena Williams play with?

Wilson Blade SW102 Autograph

Serena’s racket is the Wilson Blade 102 (SW) Autograph which she played with from 2020 until she retired in 2022.

Serena had previously used a Blade 104 but switched to the Blade 102 in early 2020.

Along with Roger Federer, Serena is one of the few players that Wilson chose to produce Autograph rackets for.

Racket Specs

Unlike many other pro players, the specs of Serena’s racket, are very close to the specs of the retail version (see below).

Head Size:102 Inches
Length:28 inches
Unstrung Weight:306 grams
String Pattern:18 x 20
Balance:7 pts HL
Beam Width:22.5mm
Swing Style Required:You need a long and fast swing
Power Level:Low powered
Recommended Level:Advanced player (not recommended for beginners)

What Grip Size does Serena use?

There has been lots of discussion around what grip size Serena uses but it is generally accepted that she uses a 4 and 5/8 grip size.

Please bear in mind that although Serena uses a 4 and 5/8 grip size, that doesn’t mean you should buy the Blade SW 102 with the same size of grip as you need to choose a grip size to suit your hands so that you can avoid injuries like tennis elbow.

If you aren’t sure what your size your grip should be, you can read this guide to grip sizes for some guidance.

Did Serena play with a Vibration Dampener?

Along with tennis pros like Roger Federer, Serena is one of many players who choose not to play with a vibration dampener.

How did Serena Williams string her Racket?

Serena strung her racket with Luxilon 4G in the crosses and Wilson Natural Gut in the mains, which is a common setup for many pros.

This string combination gives you a good mix of control and spin on your shots so it can be a good string setup to use.

Generally, the string tension will be around 65 lbs which is higher than many other pros.

Should I buy the Wilson Blade 102 SW Autograph?

The Blade 102 SW is not going to be for everyone as it has a very heavy swing weight which will mean it is not suitable for beginner to intermediate players.

Also at 28 inches long, the length of the racket will not suit players who hit with a one handed backhand as it will be a lot more difficult to maneuver on backhand shots.

The SW 102 will be best suited to advanced players who have a two handed backhand as the extra length won’t be an issue for them.

Where can I buy Wilson Blade 102 SW Autograph?

As Serena was one of the most popular female players on the WTA tour, you will have no problem finding stocks of the Blade 102 SW Autograph in most good pro shops.

You can also easily buy the SW 102 at one of the many online tennis stores including on Amazon.

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