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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

i am certain keys would do better with the mens than the womens

the balls the women use fly all over the place and are usually (unless us open) the dreaded penn balls

with keys heavy ball strike mens balls would allow her to hit shots and the weight would sort of channel her “neutral/rally” ball to be hit at a much higher %; it would be physically more difficult for her to “go for extra” and, she would make less errors
 

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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

Women's balls are lighter than the men's, for those who are unaware.
 
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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

i am certain keys would do better with the mens than the womens

the balls the women use fly all over the place and are usually (unless us open) the dreaded penn balls

with keys heavy ball strike mens balls would allow her to hit shots and the weight would sort of channel her “neutral/rally” ball to be hit at a much higher %; it would be physically more difficult for her to “go for extra” and, she would make less errors
If that's true then maybe Maddy felt them too as being different, but then opted to hold on to them as long as possible. Players don't have a duty to get fussy. If a ball kid throws Serena a cricket ball she'd grab it and serve with it immediately.
 

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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

They gave a sac with uneven balls?
 

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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

since it's on topic, someone should explain the balls used by men and women
 

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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

Women's balls are lighter than the men's, for those who are unaware.
Well, obviously.

That's why they are hanging outside the body.

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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

Only at US open and apparently other USTA tournaments (I did not know that). They use the same balls for men and women at Wimbledon, Aus Open and French Open.

https://www.mamamia.com.au/different-men-and-women-tennis-balls/
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So on the WTA big servers have an advantage at the USO, as opposed to the Australian Open. Very interesting read. One has to wonder if it has something to do with the fact that most of their biggest stars over the years have been big servers and big hitters. It would make more sense to have these special balls on a slow surface like clay imo.

What's confusing is why would Murray be handed a special women's ball at Wimbledon if women and men use the same type of ball there. Logic would have it that nobody on the WTA would even be practicing with the women's balls there, so where did that one come form.
 

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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

If that's true then maybe Maddy felt them too as being different, but then opted to hold on to them as long as possible. Players don't have a duty to get fussy. If a ball kid throws Serena a cricket ball she'd grab it and serve with it immediately.
and serve an ace.
 

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Re: Madison Keys played with men's balls and didn't notice it

:eek:

So on the WTA big servers have an advantage at the USO, as opposed to the Australian Open. Very interesting read. One has to wonder if it has something to do with the fact that most of their biggest stars over the years have been big servers and big hitters. It would make more sense to have these special balls on a slow surface like clay imo.

What's confusing is why would Murray be handed a special women's ball at Wimbledon if women and men use the same type of ball there. Logic would have it that nobody on the WTA would even be practicing with the women's balls there, so where did that one come form.
for murray it was at miami.
 
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