Category Archives: Junior tennis

Wilson Players Collect Titles

It was a successful week of tennis for Wilson Tour Team players.

 

Using his [K]Six-One Tour, ATP World Tour #181 Rajeev Ram became the first lucky loser this year to win an ATP World Tour title when he defeated  #3 seed Querry 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport. Afterwards, Ram continued his dream week as he clinched the doubles title alongside fellow Wilson player Jordan Kerr.

 

“I can’t put into words what this week has been like,” said Ram. “I was satisfied to win the singles but to come back and win the doubles with Jordan made it an unbelievable tournament for me. I am so happy for Jordan to win here for the fifth time.”

It was the fifth title in Newport for Kerr, who is 9-2 lifetime in ATP World Tour doubles finals, and the second of the season for Ram, who won in Chennai (w/ Eric Butorac) in January. Kerr, who uses the [K]Six-One 95, owns an 18-1 career record in Newport and Vijay Armitraj is the only other player in tournament history to appear in five finals.

On the WTA Tour in Budapest, hometown favorite Agnes Szavay swung her [K]Blade Team to capture her third Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title and the first since September 2007. Agnes defeated 1st seed Schnyder 2-6 6-4 6-2 in the final.

In doubles, Monica Niculescu used her [K]Pro Open to take her first ever WTA Tour title as she and partner Kleybanova defeated Wilson players Kateryna and Alona Bondarenko 64 76(5) for the Budapest Doubles Title.

Using her [K]Blade 98, Flavia Pennetta and Dulko teamed up to defeat Martínez Sánchez and Llagostera Vives 6-2 0-6 10-5 match tie-break win in the Bastad Doubles Final. This victory gave Pennetta and Dulko their third title together. Flavia now owns six WTA Tour Doubles Titles to her name.

“We are proud of Rajeev, Agnes, Monica, Jordan and Flavia’s achievements this past week,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Tour Director. “Each of this week’s victors plays with a different Wilson racket. It is wonderful to know that we are able to provide equipment that best suites each individuals game style and needs.”

 

 

Jordan Kerr

Jordan Kerr

Flavia Pennetta

Flavia Pennetta

 

Monica Niculescu

Monica Niculescu

Rajeev Ram

Rajeev Ram

 

Agnes Szavay

Agnes Szavay

Wilson’s Roger Federer Tribute Video Contest

 

2009 Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer

2009 Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer

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2009 Wimbledon Champions

2009 Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer

2009 Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer

2009 Wimbledon Women's Singles Champion Serena

2009 Wimbledon Women's Singles Champion Serena

 

 

2009 Wimbledon Doubles Champion Venus and Serena

2009 Wimbledon Doubles Champion Venus and Serena

Congratulations to All Time Grand Slam title leader, Roger Federer!!

Roger Federer 2009 Wimbledon Champion

Roger Federer 2009 Wimbledon Champion

We salute Roger on his 15th Grand Slam title.
What an epic match and a great day in tennis history!!
Congratulations Roger Federer!!!

 

Wilson On the Rise player Melanie Oudin

Thought you might find this kinda cool or cute.

This was filmed prior to the start of the main draw.

Life is full of surprises! I believe Melanie has done a good job of surprising a few people when she defeated Jankovic!!

Go Melanie!

Wilson On the Rise Players Levine and Oudin Hit Career Firsts to Keep US Hopes Alive

Wilson On the Rise Players Jesse Levine and Melanie Oudin Hit Career Firsts to Keep US hopes Alive

 

 

Wilson On the Rise players Jesse Levine and Melanie Oudin will be in Wimbledon action on Saturday June 27, 2009. Both facing seeded players, Jesse and Melanie will need to continue their streak of big upsets to keep US hopes alive.

 

After making his way through qualifying, Jesse Levine has had his most rewarding tournament to date, reaching the 3rd round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. The 21 year old lefty Jesse used his [K]Six-One 95 racket to dismantle the always dangerous 14th seed Safin in four sets. On Thursday, after being up two sets to love, Levine defeated Cuevas in a thrilling five set match. Jesse will now take now on 19th seed Wawrinka.

 

Using her [K]Blade Tour, Melanie Oudin has reached the 3rd round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career. Melanie has already spent quite a bit of time on court, winning three rounds in qualifying and grinding out a total of 13 sets to date. Coming back from behind, Oudin defeated 29th seed Bammer 64 46 62 and then overcame Shvedova 36 62 64. Melanie now faces Jankovic.

 

“Jesse and Melanie have already had some success at the tour level, but we are excited about them reaching this Grand Slam career milestone,” said Adam Schaechterle, Wilson Tour Manager Americas. “We look forward to supporting them as they contend for titles in the years to come.”

 

For more information and interviews with Levine and Oudin

Melanie Oudin Interview

Melanie Oudin Wilson On the Rise Profile

Jesse Levine Interview

Jesse Levine and coach Sergeant General Keith

Wimbledon June 27, 2009 Singles Schedule

Jesse Levine vs. Wawrinka

Melanie Oudin vs. Jankovic

Venus Williams vs. Carla Suarez Navarro

Philipp Petzschner vs. Hewitt

Flavia Pennetta vs. Mauresmo

 

Searching for Roger Federer….at Roehampton?

Renaud and I were on the search to find the next great big talent. Sometime about  12 years ago there were racket companies,  clothing companies and agents that thought Roger Federer was the next “Roger Federer”.

Renaud and Adam spend countless hours at junior tournaments, following junior results, speaking to parents and coaches, trying to find out who has the potential to reach the Top 10.  It is not an easy task.

So Renaud and I were at Roehampton, which is about 15 minutes away from the All England Club and we saw two events at the same time, the semifinals round of the warm up event and Wimby qualifying for juniors.

You would be surprised how many agents and companies are at these events.  I like to compare it to a bar atmostphere….everyone is checking out the talent, everyone does a lap to make sure they are not missing anything, and then you go into speak to the one you find the most attractive. 

So what did we find? Well, let me say that Renaud definitely is the king of scouting!! Sorry Adam!! :)

There were some good prospects that we will keep our eye on.

Also, we were able to catch up with some of our players like Evan King, Kristina Mladenovic, Yannick Reuter, Eugenie Bouchard and Augustin Velotti.

Wimbledon Junior main draw starts tomorrow

 

Kristina Mladenovic serving it up

Kristina Mladenovic serving it up

 

Eugenie Bouchard in Wimby Juniors qualy action

Eugenie Bouchard in Wimby Juniors qualy action

 

Renaud searching for the next RF

Renaud searching for the next RF

 

2009 French Open Doubles Champ Dino Marcan stopped by the Wimby house. Nice Eco Pro Tour bag!

2009 French Open Doubles Champ Dino Marcan stopped by the Wimby house. Nice Eco Pro Tour bag!