RS x Roberta Vinci

Meet a true tennis legend that now established herself as a world class padel player. Team RS player ROBERTA VINCI.

Roberta Vinci is one of the biggest Italian tennis stars ever. Ranked as the worlds number one doubles player with 5 Grand Slam Victories including all four majors (Wimbledon, French Open, US Open and Australian Open), Vinci was a leading character for almost two decades on the professional tennis tour. She was ranked as number 7 in singles and rose to worldwide prominence when beating Serena Williams in the 2015 US Open Grand Slam where she reached the semifinals.

After her tennis career, Roberta choose to try her skills in padel. She immediateley became attached to the sport of padel and started to play some tournaments to test her wings. In 2021 Vinci entered the top 100 in the World Padel Tour rankings and today she is ranked within the top 60 in the world.

”To have Roberta in my team is just something special. We shared so many years and moment on the tennis tour and I am more than impressed by her development in padel. It’s not an understatement to say that she already is a world class padel player and I am sure that she will continue to climb the rankings”, says Robin Soderling, founder of RS Sports.

”I used to love the RS tennis balls and when Robin contacted me and asked me to join RS as a padel player, it was big to me. After trying out the range of rackets, I could not resist. The apparel is just something special, both from a quality and feel perspective as well as from a design point of view. As an Italian, you know that design and style are important elements”, says Roberta Vinci.

Roberta lead her Italian national team to the semifinals in the Padel World Championships in 2022. Roberta wears the premium RS apparel and plays with the RS Pro Edition racket.

Follow Roberta on her instagram: @robertavinci1



RS Pro Edition Simon Vasquez is Roberta Vinci’s racket of choice. Read more about the racket below.

With inspiration from the best padel rackets in the world, we have after a long and complex development process, created a racket with all the favorite features and elements from players on the World Padel Tour. The result is the Pro Edition Simon Vasquez. Developed closely between Simon Vasquez and Robin Söderling together with the engineering team of RS. We believe we have created the most complete padel racket.

This is Simon Vasquez’s favorite and one of our absolute top racquets. The racquet got an extended grip by 1 cm that gives a better reach and more force in the overhead game. This racquet fits perfectly for the player who plays a two hand backhand. For example when returning the ball. The frame profile is shaped as an hexagon called “Dynamic Hex” and increases the maneuverability of the racquet. The Axis Force stabilisator in the neck of the racquet gives superior stability and decreases the vibrations when striking the ball.

The core of the racquet contains an adaptive EVA material to increase the sweet spot and compensate for strikes outside of the racket center. ”Power Holes”, where the smallest holes are placed at the center of the racquet face, while the holes closer to the racquet frame are bigger, creating a better stability and further increasing the sweet spot. The surface of the racquet face is made out of aluminized 12k carbon fiber together with 3D embossed RS logos for better grip and spin

RS x Roberta Vinci