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Taylor Dent Geared up for Centre Court in all Wilson

Taylor Dent is geared up in Wilson

Taylor Dent Geared up for Centre Court in all Wilson

Tomorrow Taylor Dent will take Centre Court at Wimbledon swinging his Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket and sporting his all new Wilson apparel when he takes on ATP World Tour #3 Djokovic.

“I am ready to rock Centre Court tomorrow with my Wilson gear,” said Taylor Dent smiling. “Wilson has been a big part of my tennis career from the beginning and I’m excited to be wearing the new clothing line.  The clothes look and feel almost as great as my rackets do.”

Taylor Dent owns 4 career ATP Tour titles and reached a career high #21 on the ATP World Tour in 2005.

After recovering from a devastating back injury, Dent returned to the tour in 2009 and reached the 4th round of the Sony Ericsson Open, defeating Almagro and Robredo in the process. Later that year he reached the 3rd round of the US Open, where he upset Feliciano Lopez 1st round, setting the stage for a second round matchup against Navarro. After winning that grueling five setter, Dent famously climbed to the umpire’s microphone to thank the crowd for their support, and then enjoyed a victory lap around the stadium to the delight of the fans.  Dent hopes for another crowd-pleaser on Center Court tomorrow.

“Taylor Dent is one of the great stories in American tennis and we a proud to have him on the Wilson team,” says Wilson Tour Manager Americas, Adam Schaechterle. “We look forward to seeing him bring his big serve and volley game to Centre Court tomorrow.”

Dent vs. Djokovic – June 23rd is third match on Centre Court

American Alison Riske Reaches 1st WTA Tour Semifinal

Alison Riske serves it up with her Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket

 

American Alison Riske Reaches 1st WTA Tour Semifinal

Alison Riske swung her Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket to victory as she pulled the upset of the tournament defeating #3 seed Wickmayer 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 and reach her first WTA Tour semifinal in Birmingham, England.

 “To have my best result leading into Wimby, is incredible…between playing on grass, my favorite surface and playing with my new Tour BLX racket, I am feeling amazing!” exclaimed Riske.

Riske, who is known for her flat, penetrating groundstrokes, has made an incredible run at the AEGON Championships in Birmingham.

It is a tournament of firsts for the 19 yr old Riske, as she qualified into the 2010 AEGON Classic in Birmingham and defeated Top 100 player Zahlavova to mark her first WTA Tour career victory, then backed up her first win with an impressive 6-2, 6-4 defeat over World No.50 Wozniak for her first win over a Top 50 player and defeated former Top 10 player Anna Chakvetadze to reach her first WTA Tour quarterfinals. Today marked her first win over a Top 20 player with her defeat over Wickmayer.

“Alison is a terrific competitor and this is great for American tennis,” said Wilson Tour Manager Americas Adam Schaechterle. “We look forward to seeing what she does next.”

Alison Riske Feeling Good as she reaches her 1st WTA Tour Quarterfinal

Alison Riske plays with the Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket

Alison Riske Feeling Good as she reaches her 1st WTA Tour Quarterfinal

American Alison Riske is having her breakout tournament with her new Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket as she defeated former Top 10 player Anna Chakvetadze to reach her first WTA Tour quarterfinal in Birmingham, England.

“I’m feeling great!” exclaimed Riske. “I love my BLX racket and I want to keep this win streak going.”

It is a tournament of firsts for the 19 yr old Riske, as she qualified into the 2010 AEGON Classic in Birmingham and defeated Top 100 player Zahlavova to mark her first WTA Tour career victory and then backed up her first win with an impressive 6-2, 6-4 defeat over World No.50 Wozniak for her first win over a Top 50 player. She will now take on Wickmayer in the quarterfinals.

“It’s been a terrific week thus far and is giving me the confidence I want going into Wimbledon,” said Riske.

In 2009, Riske began a run on the ITF Pro Circuit. As a qualifier, she reached the semifinals of a challenger in Indian Harbour Beach, followed it with a finals showing in Hilton Head and again as a qualifier, she reached the semifinals of two challenger events, Boston and Atlanta. Most recently, Riske reached the quarterfinals of the ITF Pro Circuit event in Nottingham to reach a current career high #185 on the WTA Tour.

“Clearly, grass is her surface,” said Wilson Tour Manager Americas, Adam Schaechterle. “It’s great to see Alison have a fantastic result and we look forward to watching her continue to fight her way up.”

Flavia Pennetta Digs Deep to Reach the US Open Quarterfinals

Flavia Pennetta uses the Wilson K Blade 98 racket

Flavia Pennetta uses the Wilson K Blade 98 racket

 

Flavia Pennetta Digs Deep to Reach the US Open Quarterfinals

 

Flavia Pennetta used her Wilson [K]Blade 98 racket to defeat #7 seed Zvonareva in a thrilling  3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0 battle.

 

Pennetta won over the New York crowd over by showing enormous heart, persevering and playing aggressively when her back was against the wall.

 

Flavia clawed her way back into the match, she saving six match points in the second set to level the match at one set a piece and gave herself the opportunity to reach the US Open singles quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

 

After coming from behind, Flavia left her opponent dejected and proceeded to win the third set 6-0.

 

Pennetta’s outstanding summer included titles in Palermo and Los Angeles, semifinal appearances in Cincinnati and New Haven and her first ever top ten appearance. Pennetta became the 1st Italian ever to reach the Top 10 on the WTA Tour.

 

“Flavia’s determination is something to be admired,” says Wilson Tour Director Massimo Calvelli. “She’s had the best results of her career in 2009 and Wilson is proud to have Flavia on the Wilson Team.”

 

Flavia Pennetta now takes on fellow Wilson Team member Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

Oudin Reaches New Heights

Melanie Oudin uses her Wilson K Blade Tour racket and gets pumped

Melanie Oudin uses her Wilson K Blade Tour racket and gets pumped

 

Oudin Reaches New Heights

Wilson On the Rise player Melanie Oudin has extended her run at the US Open as she used her [K]Blade Tour racket to score a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over former world number one Sharapova.

17 year old Oudin has won the hearts of New Yorkers and fans everywhere as she has put on impressive and gutsy performances, defeating the 2006 US Open Champion Sharapova, #4 seed Dementieva, and Pavlyuchenkova en route to reaching the 4th round of the US Open for the first time in her career.

American fans have been waiting a long time for a U.S. teenager who looks capable of taking the torch from the Williams sisters and Melanie Oudin looks poised to obtain that position.

“Melanie’s determination carried her through another battle today. She is an inspiring competitor and fans of American tennis have adopted a new star,” says Wilson Tour Manager for the Americas, Adam Schaechterle.

Oudin has sported the word “Believe” near the heel of her pink-and-yellow sneakers and the past few matches have made believers out of many people.

“We have watched Melanie develop from an eager young junior competitor into an endearing newcomer on the WTA Tour,” expressed Schaechterle. “We look forward to supporting her passion to become a champion.”

Melanie Oudin has been a part of the Wilson Team for over 5 years.

Oudin will play Petrova on Monday Sept. 7 at Flushing Meadows

 

Yet another interview with Melanie