Wilson Blade 98S
The Blade uses an open, 16×18 string pattern that bites into the ball for extra spin, while basalt, a volcanic rock, is turned into ultrafine fibers and woven into the frame to increase its flexibility and responsiveness. Current top players like Serena Williams and Milos Raonic use it.
“This is a player’s racquet. I was able to generate nice power while maintaining good control with long, full strokes. The lime green accents give it a cool look, too.” [$230; wilson.com]