The Babolat Pure Storm GT Rules The Tennis Court

Babolat Pure Storm GT used by Sam Stosur, winner of the US Open 2011

Sam Stosur, winner of the US Open 2011, uses the Babolat Pure Storm GT tennis racket

Last Sunday, Sam Stosur became the first Australian woman to win the US Open since 1973. Using her Babolat Pure Storm GT tennis racket, she put on a hugely impressive performance to defeat 13 time grand slam champion Serena Williams, in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

Stosur becomes Babolat’s forth grand slam winner in 2011, in what can only be seen as a very successful year for the French tennis racket manufacturer, following Kim Clijsters, Li Na, and Rafael Nadal efforts at the Australian Open, and Roland Garos respectively.

  • Kim Clijsters, Australian Open 2011 – Babolat Pure Drive GT
  • Li Na, Roland Garos 2011 – Babolat Pure Drive GT Ltd
  • Rafael Nadal, Roland Garos 2011 – Babolat AeroPro Drive GT
  • Sam Stosur, US Open 2011 – Babolat Pure Storm GT

This is the 2nd generation of the Babolat Pure Storm GT tennis racket, is fairly lightweight (295g), and it still provides brilliant control and feel for players who want a control orientated tennis racket with a nice crisp feel on impact.  Designed for players with a long fast swing style, if you’re a fan of HEAD’s Radical tennis rackets, the Babolat Pure Storm GT  just might be worth checking out.

Written by Paul

Being a keen tennis player and general racket sports enthusiast, Paul has worked at Maurice Robinson Sports for over a decade. In 2009 Paul represented Great Britain at the World Transplant Games in the Gold Coast in Australia, winning 4 gold medals and 1 bronze in tennis, squash and table tennis. Currently playing with Head Prestige MidPlus - Alu Power Rough @ 62 lbs