New racket for Amelie?
I couldn't help noticing this photo on Yahoo tennis news. (Photo courtesy AFP).
That's not the Dunlop MFIL 300G which is my new racket.
So I watched Eurosport and sure enough in the match against Jankovic, Mauresmo was using what appears to be a new Dunlop racket. Its paint job is predominantly yellow and white with some black, which doesn't seem to be from last years stock of Dunlop rackets.
It's a shame that Dunlop can't get their act together on the US website which has been 'due for relaunch in January 2007' status for some time now. In fact the whole Dunlop Slazenger Sports marketing effort by its parent company seems to be abysmal, IMHO. Apart from a site in Australia, trying to find some more information about this company and its products is hard work. The MFIL 300G rackets I have came with a postal address, telephone number and email for contact in the UK, but no website!
Anyway, does anyone know anything about the racket Amelie is using in 2007? She seemed to be still adjusting to it in her loss to Jelena, as she shanked quite a few shots. Or was it just windy in Sydney and the racket is just a new paint job?
Update: Tommy Robredo too!
Tags: Amelie Mauresmo, Dunlop Slazenger, Tommy Robredo