Sharapova’s HEAD YouTek Instinct IG

Marsha just won the biggest clay title of her career at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia in Rome, defeating 2010 Roland Garros finalist, Sam Stosur in straight sets (6-2, 6-4). With her latest weapon, the HEAD YouTek Instinct IG, she is looking good & set to complete her grand slam collection in the upcoming Roland Garros. To those of you who are excited about her new weapon, it will be out probably in August & below are the specs:

YouTek IG Instinct MP
Composition: d3o, Innegra
Head Size: 645 cm²/100in2
Weight: 300 g
Balance: 320 mm
Beam Width: 23/25/21 mm
Length: 685 mm
String Pattern: 16/19
YouTek IG Instinct S
Composition: d3o, Innegra
Head Size: 660 cm²/102in2
Weight: 270 g
Balance: 340 mm
Beam Width: 23,5/26/21 mm
Length: 685 mm
String Pattern: 16/19

Taken off Head’s website:

At the Madrid WTA Masters event Maria Sharapova, the newest arrival to the HEAD pro-player team, premiered the new HEAD YouTek IG INSTINCT racquet in her first round victory over Arantxa Rus.

The Russian 2004 Wimbledon champion Sharapova played a key on-court role in the development of the new HEAD INSTINCT Series, which promises club and professional players ‘Effortless Power’.

“The game became a lot more powerful, a lot more physical”, Maria Sharapova admits. “I was really looking for a powerful racquet, and am thankful that HEAD provided me with exactly that”, she commented on her new weapon. HEAD CEO Johan Eliasch is pleased with the contribution from the newest addition to the HEAD stable. “Maria gave a lot of input to help develop this new series of racquets. We are proud that she joined our team and trusts our products.”

The YouTek Instinct IG series launches in two versions, the MP and the S model. Both will allow players to create power in their strokes much easier, due to better manoeuvrability of the racquet during the swinging movement and less energy loss at ball impact. They also feature HEAD’s innovative Innegra™ technology, which reduces vibration on ball impact and allows for more control.

The new HEAD Instinct racquets will also be played also by ATP Tour players going forward, and will be available in Retail worldwide from August onwards.