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Players who never switched racquet brands

There are several racquet switches every year, but I'm curious to list the players that never changed brand during their careers. Who are the most faithful ones?

I'm listing the active players (among top-200 or so) I remember always playing with the same brand, any suggestion/correction is welcome to update the list.

Wilson: Kvitova, Halep, Suarez Navarro, Svitolina (?), Petkovic, Keys, Mladenovic, Makarova, Niculescu, Strycova, S. Zhang, K. Bondarenko, Hradecka, Govortsova, Tomljanovic, Hercog, Ostapenko, Davis, A.K. Schmiedlova, Friedsam (?), Brengle (?), Riske, Bertens, Cetkovska, Rogers, K. Kucova, Erakovic, Siniakova (?), Martic, Oudin, Evert, Henin, Man. Maleeva

Babolat: A. Radwanska, Muguruza, Ka. Pliskova, Bacsinszky, Garcia, U. Radwanska, Begu, Giorgi, Puig, Dulgheru, Allertova, Flipkens, Knapp, Falconi, Konjuh, Duque Marino, Arruabarrena, Kulichkova, S. Zheng, Konta (?), Parmentier, Duan, Dominguez Lino, Krunic, Vesnina, Chirico, Mestach, Kania (?), Zhu, Savchuk (?), Amanmuradova, N. Li

Yonex: Kerber, Bencic, S.W. Hsieh, Q. Wang, Date, Vaidisova, Kirilenko, Hibino (?), Osaka, Golubic, Kalinina, Zvereva, Kournikova, Huber

Head: Stephens, Larsson, Kovinic, Jovanovski, McHale, Pironkova, Witthoeft (?), Sasnovich, Paszek, Dellacqua, Razzano

Prince: Van Uytvanck

Srixon: Doi, Nara

Tecnifibre: Kasatkina, Vickery (?)

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LOL He won't because he's never been to those countries. Italian people - especially Southern Italians - would never go to those cities on vacation. They would go there only for business reasons if necessary. And this guy sounds like those deluded teen-agers that think they know everything. He definitely doesn't sound like a business man that has traveled the world.
He probably read on google search or trip advisor that Istanbul is less expensive than Singapore.
Cool story bro.

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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

AFAIK V. Williams and S. Williams have always used Wilson.

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AFAIK V. Williams and S. Williams have always used Wilson.
Both played with Yonex at the start of their careers. Venus even made her first USO final with Super RQ-500 model:

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LOL He won't because he's never been to those countries. Italian people - especially Southern Italians - would never go to those cities on vacation. They would go there only for business reasons if necessary. And this guy sounds like those deluded teen-agers that think they know everything. He definitely doesn't sound like a business man that has traveled the world.
He probably read on google search or trip advisor that Istanbul is less expensive than Singapore.
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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

Hingis always used Yonex during her pro career. Played with Volkl at the beginning of her junior career though.

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Hingis always used Yonex during her pro career. Played with Volkl at the beginning of her junior career though.
True, I remember her winning her first junior RG title with Volkl. I also remember her playing with a blacked out Babolat during summer 2007 up until US Open:



Don't remember the details though, if her Yonex contract was expired/broken and re-signed shortly after, or if she was just waiting for a new model to come out (she wasn't happy with RQiS 2 Tour, if I'm correct).

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LOL He won't because he's never been to those countries. Italian people - especially Southern Italians - would never go to those cities on vacation. They would go there only for business reasons if necessary. And this guy sounds like those deluded teen-agers that think they know everything. He definitely doesn't sound like a business man that has traveled the world.
He probably read on google search or trip advisor that Istanbul is less expensive than Singapore.
Cool story bro.
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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

Hantuchova did the opposite:

Babolat, Prince, Yonex and now Head.
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Both played with Yonex at the start of their careers. Venus even made her first USO final with Super RQ-500 model
Thanks.

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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

Diyas and Srixon? Not 100% sure.
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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

AFAIK, Safarova used Babolat at the beginning of her pro career (I know that's what she used in juniors) and switched to Wilson.
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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

Me, I've always used a Wilson.

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Diyas and Srixon? Not 100% sure.
A few years ago she was playing with Dunlop stencil on her strings, but since I heard Srixon and Dunlop are related maybe it was the same racquet. Any Diaz lovers here to clarify?



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AFAIK, Safarova used Babolat at the beginning of her pro career (I know that's what she used in juniors) and switched to Wilson.
Thanks, I take her out of the list then!

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LOL He won't because he's never been to those countries. Italian people - especially Southern Italians - would never go to those cities on vacation. They would go there only for business reasons if necessary. And this guy sounds like those deluded teen-agers that think they know everything. He definitely doesn't sound like a business man that has traveled the world.
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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

Cibulkova and Dunlop?

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Cibulkova and Dunlop?
She's with Babolat now.
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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

Dementieva always used a Yonex, didn't she?

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Re: Players who never switched racquet brands

Pretty sure Erakovic has had a Wilson her entire pro career. Probably juniors too.

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