In addition to Pete Sampras, the most visible current and former professional players who use or have used the ProStaff Original (6.0) 85 include former number 1 players Stefan Edberg, Chris Evert and Jim Courier, as well as Mary Pierce.
Between these five players, they have won 23 Grand Slam singles titles using the ProStaff Original 6.0 85.
Pete Sampras - 14 Grand Slam singles titles - all with the ProStaff Original (6.0) 85
1998 In Review
Stefan Edberg - 6 Grand Slam singles titles, 3 Grand Slam doubles titles - all with ProStaff Original (6.0) 85. Recognized by fans and players alike for being one of the most natural volleyers in the history of the game, Stefan Edberg was also one of the most liked. His ProStaff Original (and later 6.0 85) was distinguishable by the very small Wilson "W" logo on his strings.
Jim Courier - 4 Grand Slam singles titles (sometimes painted black). The ultimate baseline grinder. Jim Courier is known for his hard-hitting, unorthodox groundstrokes and never-say-die attitude.
1997 - Captured his second title of the season by beating Magnus Gustafsson, 7-6 (12-10), 3-6, 6-3, to win the China Open.
Defeated Thomas Enqvist 6-4, 6-4, to win the Infiniti Open.
Entered the new year with a new coach in former top-10-player Harold Solomon after finishing 1996 out of the top 25 for the first time since 1988.
Vaulted to 15th in the world by winning the Qatar Open, snapping a 10-month drought for his 20th career singles title and first since pvailing in Philadelphia the pvious March.
1996 - Lost to Andre Agassi in the Australian Open quarterfinals after blowing a two-set advantage to Pete Sampras in a quarterfinal match the year before.
1993 - Defended his Australian Open crown and posted runner-up finishes at both the French Open and Wimbledon.
1992 - Won his first Australian Open title to go along with his second French Open championship.
Earned the world's No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career.
1991 - Won three titles, including Key Biscayne and the French Open.
Held off fellow American Andre Agassi in the French final, the first all-American final since 1954.
Chris Evert - 18 Grand Slam singles titles - 4 won with the ProStaff Original 85. The "Queen of Tennis", Chris Evert was America's sweetheart during the tennis craze of the 1970's. Her style, grace and coolness on court also earned her the dubious nickname of "Ice Maiden". Her rivalry with Martina Navratilova was one of the greatest and longest of all sports.
At the age of 15, Chris Evert defeated the world's number one women's tennis player. At 19, she won the singles titles at Wimbledon and the French and Italian Opens. She was one of the first top players to rely on a two-handed backhand. Her ranking internationally was never lower than number 4 in all 19 years she played tennis professionally. She had the highest winning percentage of any professional tennis player ever (she won 1309 matches and lost 146 in her 19 year career). She won a total of 6 U.S. opens, 7 French opens, 3 Wimbledons, and 2 Australian opens. She was the first player to win 1,000 single matches and was unanimously selected for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.
Mary Pierce - 1 Grand Slam singles title with the ProStaff 6.0 85 (sometimes painted black)
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