A huge congratulations go out to Sophie Williams for her terrific run at the recent Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, Ca.!
Sophie played the finals against the number 3 seed Elena Yu…
Having the experience of making the Girls’ 12s final last year, Eleana Yu of Mason, Ohio, said she only had to fight a moderate case of nerves as the No. 3 seed won the Girls’ 14s USTA gold ball and her first Adidas Easter Bowl national title with a 6-1, 6-0 win over No. 7-seeded Sophia Williams of Charleston, S.C.
“Having been in the final before really did help,” said the 13-year-old Yu. “I did feel a little nervous at the start, but once I found my rhythm it was fine and I just felt really confident. I think my opponent was more nervous, but the match was definitely closer than the score indicated.”
Sophie’s great result at the Easter Bowl continues her recent extraordinary results at tournaments around the country. Below is Sophie holding the first place trophy of a previous tournament.
If you have been to Racquet Quest in the past several years, you have probably seen some of Sophie’s forty-five (45) racquets either in “process” or being prepared to ship to her. Sophie is left-handed, so all the leather grips and overgrip is wrapped left-handed, and each racquet is “sequenced”. All of the racquets are “matched.” so the only thing that is different is the string bed stiffness (SBS).
Even racquets that are done on the same day may have slightly different string bed stiffness numbers due to the time between racquet number one and racquet number eight. Sequencing indicates in what order the racquets can be used.
That may seem like a lot of racquets, but if you play as many tournaments as Sophie you need a few!
When Sophie is in town, she is either at the USTA Center or training with Robert Kendrick at the Winter Park Racquet Club.