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-NAJ-
Nov 19th, 2010, 07:57 PM
New sponsor - Yonex:eek:
it's not official but but it is a matter of days
how it will affect her game, results we will see in 2011
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/218/wozniacki2010yonex.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7674/ap0be1ad2ba7bd49cb8a49c.jpg

Oneofakind0490
Nov 19th, 2010, 08:05 PM
I heard during the YEC that she was going to trial new rackets. Maybe she finally found the one that worked for her.

vw.
Nov 19th, 2010, 08:10 PM
So she's gonna win RG 2011, but then plummet into a downwards spiral...

-NAJ-
Nov 19th, 2010, 08:17 PM
they moved thread from GM:o
she is #1 and belongs in GM:fiery:

Jorn
Nov 19th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Its a new racket... Here with her old one...

http://www.tennissporten.dk/media/carolinewozniacki/caro_fullsize.jpg

stangtennis
Nov 19th, 2010, 10:40 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/ec/fullj.0a8abc942c684de970761d8fff23879d/ap-0be1ad2ba7bd49cb8a49c7f10824b470.jpg
In the above picture you can clearly see it's a Yonex square headed racket Caro was playing with.
It even has Yonex's standard green butt cap with the white yy logo as you can see below:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Wozniacki_2010_Yonex.jpg

http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/YBCAP-1.jpg
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yonex_Butt_Cap/descpageYONEX-YBCAP.html







































... And by butt cap I wasn't talking about this:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/03/fullj.bc7e04c2fba865bc683bb34571d71db2/bc7e04c2fba865bc683bb34571d71db2-getty-belarus-tennis-charity-lukashenko.jpg

Nena_xxx
Nov 20th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Nice that she is playing with Yonex.

stangtennis
Nov 21st, 2010, 12:03 AM
Caro is still playing with the same Babolat strings in her new Yonex racket. This is easy to tell because she plays with two different types and colors of stings in each direction. Red main strings and white cross strings, and there aren't that many red strings available. Yonex doesn't make any red strings and they don't make natrual gut strings either, as Caro prefers to use as the cross strings.


Red synthetic Babolat Revenge as main strings: http://www2.babolat.com/#/tennis/en/products/474
White natural gut Babolat VS as cross strings: http://www2.babolat.com/#/tennis/en/products/244
http://telegraf.by/assets_c/2010/11/%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_% D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%B2%D 0%BE%D0%B7%D0%BD%D1%8F%D1%86%D0%BA%D0%B8_%D0%B0%D0 %B7%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%BE_48-thumb-600xauto-14479.jpg

She was also testing out another weapon:
http://telegraf.by/assets_c/2010/11/%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_% D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%B2%D 0%BE%D0%B7%D0%BD%D1%8F%D1%86%D0%BA%D0%B8_%D0%B0%D0 %B7%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%BE_60-thumb-600xauto-14491.jpg

stangtennis
Jan 1st, 2011, 10:24 AM
Now with Yonex's yy logo on the strings - from Thailand:

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3323/69020092.jpg

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/8159/86500273.jpg


And with a a Yonex tennis bag:

http://s42.radikal.ru/i096/1012/4a/deb90beea2a7.jpg

_mariosergio
Jan 1st, 2011, 11:15 AM
Print-screen from today's match against Kim

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9493/woz7anos.jpg

stangtennis
Jan 6th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Caro is still playing with the same Babolat strings in her new Yonex racket. This is easy to tell because she plays with two different types and colors of stings in each direction. Red main strings and white cross strings, and there aren't that many red strings available. Yonex doesn't make any red strings and they don't make natrual gut strings either, as Caro prefers to use as the cross strings.


Red synthetic Babolat Revenge as main strings: http://www2.babolat.com/#/tennis/en/products/474
White natural gut Babolat VS as cross strings: http://www2.babolat.com/#/tennis/en/products/244/
http://telegraf.by/assets_c/2010/11/%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_% D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%B2%D 0%BE%D0%B7%D0%BD%D1%8F%D1%86%D0%BA%D0%B8_%D0%B0%D0 %B7%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%BE_48-thumb-600xauto-14479.jpg
Caro still plays with the usual clear/white cross strings as you can tell from the below pic.
Probably still Babolat VS (http://www2.babolat.com/tennis/en/products/244) natrual gut strings, as Yonex doesn't make any natrual gut strings. But it could also be the Yonex TourSuper 850 (http://www.yonex.com/tennis/string/feel.html) nylon string, which Yonex claims has the feel of natural gut and is also has almost the same color.
But she has switched the red synthetic Babolat Revenge main strings to some yellow synthetic main strings, most likely the yellow Yonex PolyTour Pro 125 (http://www.yonex.com/tennis/string/durability.html) polyester string, the only yellow string from her new sponsor Yonex.

http://img279.imagevenue.com/loc258/th_51686_Caroline_Wozniacki_HongKongTennisClassicJ an0519_122_258lo.jpg (http://img279.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=51686_Caroline_Wozniacki_HongKongTen nisClassicJan0519_122_258lo.jpg)
Click for hi-res image

http://www.yonex.com/img/string/ptgp125.png http://www.yonex.com/img/string/atg850.png

ezone
Jan 8th, 2011, 03:27 AM
The Poly Tour Pro is their best string aka Kirilenko and now quite a few Yonex players. Yonex does have a gut string available only to their advisory staff, but they don't make it. Not sure if Wozniacki has a string contract with Yonex since nothing has officially been announced. I was shocked when I heard Kirilenko did since Yonex has never been known for great strings. Last year, people thought her bright yellow string was Wilson. Yonex strings her rackets. Not sure what Wozniacki will do.

CWTennis
Jan 8th, 2011, 05:13 AM
Yonex Tennis

WTA world #1 Caroline Wozniacki joins Team Yonex. Caroline is playing a new Yonex racquet and polyester strings at the upcoming Australian Open later this month. These new models will be officially introduced in the U.S. market on February 22nd. More information regarding these exciting new models and the signing of Caroline Wozniacki will be released via press conference in Melbourne Australia on January 16th.

http://www.facebook.com/yonextennis/posts/178924368807501

stangtennis
Jan 13th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Interestingly she has now swithced main strings from yellow (probably Yonex PolyTour Pro 125) strings back to red string since losing to Cibulkova at Medibank International Sydney.
Pictures below from her training session with Verdasco at AO in Melbourne today, using red main strings again.
She is probably using same strings as last year now, her usual red synthetic Babolat Revenge main strings: http://www2.babolat.com/#/tennis/en/products/474

Practise Session at Melbourne Park January 13, 2011 HQ's

http://img249.imagevenue.com/loc74/th_48628_Caroline_Wozniacki_122_74lo.jpg (http://img249.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48628_Caroline_Wozniacki_122_74lo.jp g) http://img273.imagevenue.com/loc349/th_48631_Caroline_Wozniacki1_122_349lo.jpg (http://img273.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48631_Caroline_Wozniacki1_122_349lo. jpg) http://img277.imagevenue.com/loc141/th_48633_Caroline_Wozniacki2_122_141lo.jpg (http://img277.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48633_Caroline_Wozniacki2_122_141lo. jpg) http://img160.imagevenue.com/loc380/th_48634_Caroline_Wozniacki3_122_380lo.jpg (http://img160.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48634_Caroline_Wozniacki3_122_380lo. jpg) http://img190.imagevenue.com/loc36/th_48636_Caroline_Wozniacki4_122_36lo.jpg (http://img190.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48636_Caroline_Wozniacki4_122_36lo.j pg) http://img158.imagevenue.com/loc225/th_48637_Caroline_Wozniacki5_122_225lo.jpg (http://img158.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48637_Caroline_Wozniacki5_122_225lo. jpg) http://img253.imagevenue.com/loc9/th_48638_Caroline_Wozniacki6_122_9lo.jpg (http://img253.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48638_Caroline_Wozniacki6_122_9lo.jp g)

ezone
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:08 PM
WTA World No. 1 Player Caroline Wozniacki signs with YONEX





[Topix] …2011/01/17
YONEX is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship agreement with WTA Tour World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN).

Caroline, who is 20 years old, achieved great results at Junior International level before turning pro in 2005. She started to turn heads on the Women’s Tour and in 2008 she was awarded WTA New Comer of the Year. She is expected to become a leader of the next generation of female tennis stars ending 2010 as the WTA No. 1 ranked player and was named ITF World Champion.

From the beginning Caroline has been very impressed with attitude and application of the YONEX development team to create the racquet that she requested to fit with her winning style of play. The new “VCORE 100S" more than meets those demands. After only 5 minutes of testing the racquet for the first time Caroline was eager to start 2011 with the YONEX racquet as her new weapon on court.

We announced the outline of the contract yesterday with her in Melbourne, Australia. Caroline commented on her eagerness to succeed at the Australian Open with VCORE 100S "After the Doha, which was my last tournament of last year, I had trained back at the practice court and the whole YONEX team were there. I thought that everything about the racquet was perfect at the end and I thought that it was great for me.YONEX really helped me to find solutions for improve my game and also spin with the ball."

We are very proud that the world's top player selected our products. We will support her with all our strength, designing and manufacturing “Made in Japan" tennis racquets to help Caroline dominate world tennis now and in the future.


Caroline Wozniacki
DOB: 11 July 1990 (age 20)
Country: Denmark
Plays: Right-handed (double-handed backhand)
Height: 1.77m (5 ft 9 1/2 in)
Turned pro: 2005
Highest ranking: No. 1 (January 17 2011)
2010 Results;
Rogers Cup Winner
Toray Pan Pacific Open Winner
China Open Winner
Contract Contents;
Tennis racquet, tennis bag and tennis string
Racquet: VCORE 100S

Caroline's Racquet
VCORE 100S
Head Size: 100 sq.in.
Weight: 300g
Grip Size: G1,2,3,4,5
Length: 27.0in.
Material: H.M. Graphite, X-Fullerene

Caroline's Comment
"VCORE lets you play aggressively because it has so much power, but you still have control to put the ball in the right spot to hit clean winners.
The spin is amazing. The ball just kicks off any surface which allows anyone to play with great confidence."

stangtennis
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:17 PM
http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/index.html

http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/img/vcore-top.jpg
http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/img/spin.jpg

http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/img/caroline-wozniacki.jpg
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

Racquet: VCORE 100S

2010 Winner;
Rogers Cup
Toray Pan Pacific Open
China Open

"VCORE lets you play aggressively because it has so much power, but you still have control to put the ball in the right spot to hit clean winners.
The spin is amazing. The ball just kicks off any surface which allows anyone to play with great confidence."

http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/img/pdf_03.jpg
http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/img/spec.jpg

TennisFan66
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Nice ad from Yonex! .. I like the 'spin to win' :) .. just a shame Caro hasn't mastered this new revolutionary racket yet :tape:

jasminefu623
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:36 PM
it looks like the ad picture was shoot in Hong Kong:)

ezone
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Nice ad from Yonex! .. I like the 'spin to win' :) .. just a shame Caro hasn't mastered this new revolutionary racket yet :tape:

If the racket needs to be tweaked to her liking Yonex will do it. Don't believe Babolat was going to commit that much time and resources into keeping Caroline. It's understandable people like to go where they are liked or appreciated.

It's just a tough time to make a switch but then again her contract was up now and not last year or next year.

stangtennis
Jan 17th, 2011, 11:09 PM
YONEX is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship agreement with WTA Tour World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN).
How many years?

Her previous contract with Babolat was 5 years long.

ezone
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:35 AM
How many years?

Her previous contract with Babolat was 5 years long.

I would gather five years; same as Ivanovic with Yonex and most other contracts. They didn't announce anything.

Burisleif
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:16 AM
Four years according to Tom Perrotta...

ezone
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:29 AM
Four years according to Tom Perrotta...

Who is Tom Perrotta. Sorry for not knowing.

Burisleif
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:41 AM
Who is Tom Perrotta. Sorry for not knowing.

:D:D:D

Bloody good question... :) Who are you Tom?

A tennis journo? that attended the Yonex presser? and tweeted the details?

Tom Perrotta (http://twitter.com/TomPerrotta/statuses/17019442554736640)

ezone
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:45 AM
Thanks for info. I'll double check with Yonex tomorrow. Any details on money ? I believe Ivanovic, according to a business journalist, became the highest paid female in regards to a racket contract. Wondering if Wozniacki got the same.

Burisleif
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Only thing I have read was: upwards of 5Million DKr p/a which is in the region of US$900,000 p/a

I can't imagine they actually know though? Sporten.dk is the sports section for a large Danish broadsheet called 'Berlingske Tidende'

Article here in Danish (http://www.sporten.dk/tennis/ny-ketcher-fordobler-carolines-millioner)

ezone
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:04 AM
thanks for article and info.

FormerlyKnownAs
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Q. You're playing with a new racquet. What are you stringing it with?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: Uhm, I am stringing it right now with the strings that I played with before.

Q. Which was what? Some kind of composite?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: It's the red string. It's called Revenge and natural gut. But, yeah.

Interview after King win . http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/...405288757.html

Posted by Bilan in Articles and Interviews http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=347308&page=16

stangtennis
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:13 PM
Strange that she tells the press that she's still using the red Babolat Revenge main strings and cross gut strings when Yonex pay her to use and promote not just their rackets but also their strings.
I had already figured out this was the case when she switched from yellow Yonex strings to red Babolat strings, but it's still strange that she says admits using Babolat strings on a press conference when she's paiud by Yonex to use thier stings.
Contract Contents;
Tennis racquet, tennis bag and tennis string
Racquet: VCORE 100S

ezone
Jan 20th, 2011, 05:06 AM
Strange that she tells the press that she's still using the red Babolat Revenge main strings and cross gut strings when Yonex pay her to use and promote not just their rackets but also their strings.
I had already figured out this was the case when she switched from yellow Yonex strings to red Babolat strings, but it's still strange that she says admits using Babolat strings on a press conference when she's paiud by Yonex to use thier stings.

The original announcement was racket and poly string which was taken from their facebook website. Obviously, she wasn't comfortable with the string so she went back to Babolat string probably with permission from Yonex.

Strings isn't considered a big part of Yonex, and only recently has the the Poly Tour Pro been used by several pros. Kirilenko began using a Yonex string last year for the first time at the Australian Open.

I gather they are developing a string similar to the revenge which she will try later if in fact it is part of her contract. Perhaps it's no longer part of the deal if she didn't like it.

She does need to be more forceful with her shots when the situations presents itself so we will see if the racket will provide her with more power. It's obvious Yonex is putting time and effort into Caro as opposed to Babolat who consider Kim, Rafa and Andy as the face of their company.

stangtennis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:05 AM
The Danish Eurosport commentator just said Yonex have had 7 employees working on customizing Caro's new racket for her preferences, to get weight distribution and other aspects just right for what she prefers. And she said she could play with a frying pan...

The rackets the pros use are rarely the same rackets as sold to the public anyway. Most have at least lead weights added to make the head heavier and custom shaped grips too.

ezone
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:29 AM
The Danish Eurosport commentator just said Yonex have had 7 employees working on customizing Caro's new racket for her preferences, to get weight distribution and other aspects just right for what she prefers. And she said she could play with a frying pan...

The rackets the pros use are rarely the same rackets as sold to the public anyway. Most have at least lead weights added to make the head heavier and custom shaped grips too.

That's one of the advantages of signing with a racket company that considers you one of their top players--they will make sure you get the perfect racket. Yonex wants her to play well. The frying pan comment was probably a mistake or if she said it laughing afterwards it was a joke taken out of context. Don't think you take a lot of money from a company and then say something negative. If she did all her sponsors would get nervous.

Carofan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:50 AM
She is playing with the worlds most expensive frying pan.

stangtennis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:58 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/sports/tennis/22iht-TENNIS22.html
...The question, repetitive or not, that remains unanswered is whether Wozniacki, under the greatest pressure, will have enough faith in her new racket to reach her highest level. Racket changes are fraught with psychological danger.

“I think if you ask anybody, switching rackets is a risk,” said David Witt, the former men’s professional who now helps coach Venus Williams. “Especially when you’ve played with a racket for two or three years and that company knows you, and you’re used to the racket. Even if another company says they are going to make a racket that’s identical, unless they have the exact mold for that racket, it’s not exactly the same.”

Leading players who have struggled with racket switches in recent years include James Blake, Marat Safin and, in 2009, Novak Djokovic, whose results suffered in the early part of the season as he adapted. It is particularly unusual for a new No. 1 player to take such a risk. But Wozniacki’s agent, John Tobias, said Wozniacki had long made it clear that she was open to a switch if it made commercial sense when her deal with Babolat ended. She ended up signing a lucrative racket deal with Yonex after extensive off-season testing.

“It was a really strong commercial deal,” Tobias said. “It was also a little bit strategic because we really want to get her into Asia and expand her brand in Asia, and a Japanese company does that for us.”

DownInAHole
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:19 PM
“It was a really strong commercial deal,” Tobias said. “It was also a little bit strategic because we really want to get her into Asia and expand her brand in Asia, and a Japanese company does that for us.”
I find this mildly annoying. The last thing that Caroline should be worried about is building a brand. When you start basing your decisions regarding your game on what the bean counters think is best you are asking for trouble.

ezone
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:00 PM
I find this mildly annoying. The last thing that Caroline should be worried about is building a brand. When you start basing your decisions regarding your game on what the bean counters think is best you are asking for trouble.

Does her entire family travel with her ? Just curious. How many people in her traveling group ? If we figure that she travels with a lot of people, we know how costly that is and why the need to continue her success on the tennis court and earn money. If it's more than five, I can only imagine hotel, air fare and other costs.

If she travels with just her dad--keeping costs low--than I would agree with you.

DownInAHole
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:44 PM
Does her entire family travel with her ? Just curious. How many people in her traveling group ? If we figure that she travels with a lot of people, we know how costly that is and why the need to continue her success on the tennis court and earn money. If it's more than five, I can only imagine hotel, air fare and other costs.

If she travels with just her dad--keeping costs low--than I would agree with you.

Let's put it in perspective. Yes, it is expensive being a professional tennis player but Caroline wasn't exactly hurting for money so I think she can afford to pay for her costs without the Yonex money. Babolat were not going to pay her quite as much but she still would have made a lot of money had she stuck with them.

She can obviously do whatever she wants and I certainly don't begrudge her making as much money as she can but it sounds like the decision to switch rackets was at least partially done for financial reasons and not necessarily because it is in the best interests of her tennis. My feeling is that if her old racket is working why change and if she does change and that change results in poorer results she may end up earning less money than if she had stayed with her old racket.

On the other hand she has just had her best results at the Australian Open so maybe the racket change was for the best. I think it's still too early to say one way or the other but when I read about decisions being made in the interests of expanding her brand I get a little skeptical.

ezone
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:33 PM
Let's put it in perspective. Yes, it is expensive being a professional tennis player but Caroline wasn't exactly hurting for money so I think she can afford to pay for her costs without the Yonex money. Babolat were not going to pay her quite as much but she still would have made a lot of money had she stuck with them.

She can obviously do whatever she wants and I certainly don't begrudge her making as much money as she can but it sounds like the decision to switch rackets was at least partially done for financial reasons and not necessarily because it is in the best interests of her tennis. My feeling is that if her old racket is working why change and if she does change and that change results in poorer results she may end up earning less money than if she had stayed with her old racket.

On the other hand she has just had her best results at the Australian Open so maybe the racket change was for the best. I think it's still too early to say one way or the other but when I read about decisions being made in the interests of expanding her brand I get a little skeptical.


You might be surprised about how much money the family has. I do know that when a player who travels with one parent for one year (no coach fees) must earn over $120,000 in earnings to finish in the plus. This was quite a few years ago. Remember this doesn't include coaching fees.

You know better than me what her financial situation is.

instead of getting angry with Woz why aren't you venting your frustration to Babolat. They have tons of money. Over the summer, they gave a lot of money to Pete Sampras which is why I guess they had very little for Woz. If Babolat had upped the ante and showed they wanted her I assure you she probably would have signed with them.

Please, unless you work for Babolat, give me a break. The ball was in their court and they didnt want her. Okay. They thought she didn't warrent a raise. They let her go. They didnt have to match Yonex but just come close.

God forbid if somebody told you take less money for a job. It's wrong.

Not angry at you. just bringing out a point.

DownInAHole
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:59 PM
You might be surprised about how much money the family has. I do know that when a player who travels with one parent for one year (no coach fees) must earn over $120,000 in earnings to finish in the plus. This was quite a few years ago. Remember this doesn't include coaching fees.

You know better than me what her financial situation is.

instead of getting angry with Woz why aren't you venting your frustration to Babolat. They have tons of money. Over the summer, they gave a lot of money to Pete Sampras which is why I guess they had very little for Woz. If Babolat had upped the ante and showed they wanted her I assure you she probably would have signed with them.

Please, unless you work for Babolat, give me a break. The ball was in their court and they didnt want her. Okay. They thought she didn't warrent a raise. They let her go. They didnt have to match Yonex but just come close.

God forbid if somebody told you take less money for a job. It's wrong.

Not angry at you. just bringing out a point.

To be honest I am very ignorant of her financial situation.:shrug:

I believe I said I was "mildly annoyed," I'm hardly angry with Caroline or anyone else.;)

The problem I had was that from the comments her manager made the decision to switch rackets was based largely on expanding her brand. If it was up to me she would make those decisions based on what is best for her game. If she concentrates on being the best player she can be the brand expansion will take care of itself.

I also pointed out that with the new racket she has had her best result ever at the Australian Open so it appears my mild annoyance may be completely unwarranted. It may well be that the new racket is better for her than the old one and that the decision to change was all about what is best for her game and the brand extension was a secondary concern. Ultimately I do realise that my opinions are completely irrelevant to Caroline and her team, as they should be. I'm just some yahoo spouting my thoughts about things that I don't fully understand. You or anyone else shouldn't take anything that I say too seriously.

Carofan
Jan 24th, 2011, 05:17 AM
instead of getting angry with Woz why aren't you venting your frustration to Babolat. They have tons of money. Over the summer, they gave a lot of money to Pete Sampras which is why I guess they had very little for Woz. If Babolat had upped the ante and showed they wanted her I assure you she probably would have signed with them.
.

If you do not get paid enough according to your skills and results compared to others, its time to look for another "job".

stangtennis
May 24th, 2011, 09:10 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-24/201105241306261973709.html

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_0524_wozniacki_wozniak.jpg

Looks like Alex Wozniak now plays with the same Yonex VCORE 100S racket as her "little sister" Caro Wozniacki.
I haven't seen any other pros play with this racket yet.
Wozniak used to play with Yonex RDiS 100 MID PLUS according to Yonex: http://www.yonex.com/tennis/racquets/rdis.html#rdis100mp

http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/index.html
http://www.yonex.com/tennis/topics/vcore/img/spec.jpg

ezone
May 26th, 2011, 05:18 AM
hewitt; monaco and nalbandian although they are using the drive model (thinner beam)

Tunk
Sep 2nd, 2011, 07:25 AM
Hey! everyone
I'll buy Yonex Vcore100s in a few day.
So I've a question.

1. What is Grip size that Caro use 4/14 or 4/38?
2. What's white overgrip brand that she use?


Thanks

Tunk
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:57 AM
No One know?
Real fan of Caro , Help me please

TennisFan66
Sep 7th, 2011, 11:23 AM
No One know?
Real fan of Caro , Help me please

Personally I have no idea what grip size Caroline has on her racket. I am though failing to understand, why this is material to your own purchase?

stangtennis
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Caro's friend Angelique Kerber plays with a Yonex VCORE 100S too.

So Wozniacki, Wozniack and Kerber all plays with VCORE 100S and all 3 are of Polish heritage.

Protoss
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Hey! everyone
I'll buy Yonex Vcore100s in a few day.
So I've a question.

1. What is Grip size that Caro use 4/14 or 4/38?
2. What's white overgrip brand that she use?


Thanks
I don't know the answer to either of those questions but maybe you could try asking Caro on twitter or facebook. :shrug:

stangtennis
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:59 PM
1. What is Grip size that Caro use 4/14 or 4/38?
Most top pros use customized hand molded grips made specifically for their hands, made either by the racket manufacturer themselves or a 3rd party racket customizing company.
Normally the rackets themselves are customized too with added lead weights etc. Often they play with a completely different model (often one that is not made anymore) painted to look like whatever new model the company likes to market.

So the racket Caro plays with is not the same as you can buy in stores. But you can buy one with the same paint scheme and name on it.

2. What's white overgrip brand that she use?
Yonex I believe since they are her sponsor.

You can see close-ups of her overgrip here:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.132501636830466.35575.103245159756114&l=5c11e316b5&type=1

http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/270683_132502333497063_103245159756114_233731_9960 78_n.jpg

stangtennis
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:11 PM
I don't know the answer to either of those questions but maybe you could try asking Caro on twitter or facebook. :shrug:
Caro never replies back to any fans so that wouldn't help much.

Try to ask Yonex on Twitter of Facebook instead.

http://twitter.com/yonex_com

http://www.facebook.com/YONEXCOM

http://twitter.com/yonex_tennis


But I don't get why you want to buy the same grip size as her. Is it just for hanging on the wall?
Buy the grip size (and racket) that fits you instead if you want to play with it. Playing with the same rackets as the pros doesn't make you better, on the contrary probably.

Protoss
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Caro never replies back to any fans so that wouldn't help much.

Try to ask Yonex on Twitter of Facebook instead.

http://twitter.com/yonex_com

http://www.facebook.com/YONEXCOM

http://twitter.com/yonex_tennis


But I don't get why you want to buy the same grip size as her. Is it just for hanging on the wall?
Buy the grip size (and racket) that fits you instead if you want to play with it. Playing with the same rackets as the pros doesn't make you better, on the contrary probably.
Well it involves one of her sponsors so I thought that might get it a reply. :shrug: She did retweet a tweet involving Stella McCartney outfits.

Contacting Yonex does seem like a good idea though. Now why didn't I think of it? Doh. :p

Tunk
Sep 8th, 2011, 10:35 AM
Thanks a lot for you guy.
I'va to buy as same as that Caro use .
Because I want ot buy it 2 racquets.
Fist fiting to myself
second Hanging On the wall to show that I'va a racquet that world no.1 play.

Tunk
Sep 25th, 2012, 05:03 AM
Caroline Wozniacki changing her racjket.
See this picture at Toray Pan Pacific 2012 first round.

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Caroline+Wozniacki+Toray+Pan+Pacific+Open+1cWnweHx YIkl.jpg

From "Vcore 100S" to "Vcore XI 100"

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!

ezone
Sep 25th, 2012, 05:23 AM
Vcore XI 100 made from materials used in the Ezone XI---supposed to have more power. Juan Monaco using vcore 98 XI. Figured they were going to improve the vcore 100 s with some more power although Kerber has done well with the VCORE 100S.
Remember Yonex made new racket every year for the past three years for Ivanovic until she settled on the Ezone XI.

CWTennis
Sep 25th, 2012, 08:11 PM
Caroline Wozniacki changing her racjket.
See this picture at Toray Pan Pacific 2012 first round.

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Caroline+Wozniacki+Toray+Pan+Pacific+Open+1cWnweHx YIkl.jpg

From "Vcore 100S" to "Vcore XI 100"

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!

just rewatched yesterday's match, looks like after 2nd set Caro went back to her old model Vcore 100S!

http://i49.tinypic.com/2rvykyh.png

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Hmmm...are they testing out this new Yonex racquet? Is Caro trying to transition between the two racquets? I'm just a bit confused about the switching between the two racquets in Tokyo.

ezone
Sep 26th, 2012, 02:48 AM
Surprised about it too ! But many professional players are able to do that. Remember the racket is built to meet her specifications. These are not rackets you can buy at the store. By the way, the specs of the vcore 100 s racket is the same as the babolat racket she used before. The vcore xi line will not be available for quite some time as the pros are experimenting with it.

CWTennis
Sep 26th, 2012, 01:46 PM
looks like Caro played the whole match with "Vcore XI 100" today!

Tunk
Sep 27th, 2012, 03:52 AM
I want Yonex produce new racquet for Caro in a new paint job.
at least, Something differrent from Vcore100s

ezone
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:51 AM
Kerber and Wozniacki both using the vcore XI 100.

Vaidisova
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:20 AM
New Vcores for November

http://www.yonex.co.jp/news/2012/10/1210011700.html

CWTennis
Oct 2nd, 2012, 06:22 PM
VCORE Xi Unveiled on YONEX.COM
http://www.yonex.com/company/news/tennis/vcore-xi-unveiled-on-yonexcom/

Tunk
Jun 15th, 2013, 07:18 PM
CWTennis Post this picture on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/CWTennis/status/345655814796754944/photo/1

Caroline use a black paint-job racket.look like Babolat.