Serena Williams Racket

Having won 23 Grand Slams in singles and 14 Grand Slams 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 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 actually plays with.

What Racket Does Serena Williams play with?

Serena Williams currently plays with a Wilson Blade 102 Serena Williams (SW) Autograph tennis racket. She previously used a Wilson Blade 104 SW Autograph but switched to the Blade 102 in 2020.

Wilson Blade 102

Along with Roger Federer, Serena is one of the few players that Wilson has chosen to produce Autograph rackets for. Unlike many other Pro tennis players, the specs of the Serena Williams racket that she uses to play is very close to the retail version you can buy online or in your local tennis shop.

Serena Williams Racket Specifications (Retail Version)

Below are the racket specifications for the retail version of Serena William’s Tennis Racket.

Head Size:102 Inches
Racket Length:28 inches
Unstrung Weight:306 grams
String Pattern:18 x 20
Swingweight:349
Stiffness:69
Balance:7 pts HL
Beam Width:22.5mm
Swing Style Required:You need a long and fast swing
Power Level:Low powered racket
Recommended Level:Advanced player (not recommend for beginners)

What Grip Size does Serena Williams use?

There has been lots of discussion around what grip size Serena Williams uses but it is generally accepted that she uses a 4 and 5/8 grip size on her rackets. This is a surprise to many as this is larger than ATP pros like Federer and Nadal who use smaller grip sizes.

Please bear in mind that although Serena uses a 4 and 5/8 grip size, that doesn’t mean you should buy the Wilson Blade 102 with the same grip size. If you use a grip size that is too big for you then this can lead to injuries like tennis elbow. If you aren’t sure what your grip size should be, you can read our grip size guide for some guidance.

Does Serena Williams play with a Vibration Dampener?

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

How does Serena Williams string her Racket?

Serena Williams strings his racket with Luxilon 4G in the crosses and Wilson Natural Gut in the mains. This combination gives you a good mix of control and spin on your shots. Generally, the string tension on her rackets will be around 65lbs which is higher than many other tennis pros.

Should I buy the Wilson Blade 102 Serena Williams Autograph Tennis Racket?

The Wilson Blade 102 SW Autograph is not going to be for everyone as it has a very heavy swing weight that will put it out of the reach of many recreational players. At 28 inches, the length of the racket will also not suit players with a one handed backhand as it will be more difficult to manoeuvre the racket on backhand shots.

The racket will be best suited to advanced tennis players who have a two handed backhand as the extra length won’t be an issue with a two handed backhand.

Where can I buy Wilson Blade 102 SW Autograph Tennis Racket?

As Serena Williams is one of the most popular female tennis players on tour, you will have no problem finding stocks of the Wilson Blade 102 SW Autograph in most good tennis shops. You can also easily buy the racket at one of the many online tennis stores. If you are considering buying the racket and you would like to support our site, then consider purchasing the racket by clicking on the Amazon button below. By doing this we will receive a small commission from Amazon and it won’t cost you any more to buy the racket.

Serena Williams Racket
Serena Williams Racket

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