Re: Your tennis results?!
Just received three new-to-me racquets. I bought them because I accidental (honest!) broke my spare, and wanted to have duplicates of the racquet I already had: Prince Exo3 Black 100. I found these on eBay: they were 4 3/8 grip, strung with Prince EXP Green mains and natural gut in the crosses. I had been losing to my friend with my 4 1/2 grip strung with synthetic gut, but I have found that these smaller handled racquets with better string really make a difference. In our past seven sets, I have won the majority: last Sunday we split sets, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(1). But on Tuesday night, I won 7-6(2), 2-6, 7-6(1). I have dominated three tiebreaks; not sure why, but I always play better in them. I am a lefty with a pretty good serve, especially out wide on the ad side, but with these racquets I found I was more able to hit my spots and serve to all four corners. I hit several aces and many highlight reel shots last night.
Now I just need to find someplace that sells Prince gut and EXP Green here in Davao City, Philippines.
"I really have friends on the tour, and I'm really happy for it. ...I remember when I was young and someone told my father that I'm too nice for tennis. So I'm just glad that I can be nice off the court and fighting on the court." — Petra Kvitova, May 8, 2005
P. Kvitova def. S. Williams 6-2, 6-3