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Andrea Petkovic joins Wilson World Record Attempt

WTA Tennis World #11 Andrea Petkovic announced that she will join Mardy Fish in Wilson’s attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Record for the “Most people to bounce a tennis ball on their racquet in one location” on August 26, 2011 at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY.

Petkovic is having a stellar year, using her Wilson Six.One Team BLX racquet to win her 2nd career singles title, reach the quarterfinals of Australian Open and French Open and catapult her to a career high #11 in the world.

“We are psyched to have Andrea on board for the event. Her fun and energetic personality is perfect for getting everyone on the courts,” said Mike Steck, Wilson Racquet Global Director of Marketing. “And we can’t wait to see what dance moves she busts out after we break the record!”

Fish and Petkovic are encouraging kids to get fit and get into sport. One of the first things players learn when starting tennis, is to bounce the ball on their racquet and the Guinness World Record attempt will have players of all ages do just that. The first 500 kids to participate in the world record attempt will receive a free Wilson junior racquet and a can of tennis balls so they can get started right away!

For more information on the event and how to win a trip to New York to help Andrea Petkovic, Mardy Fish & Wilson break the record, go to:

http://apps.facebook.com/wilsongww/

To RSVP to join Mardy and Andrea on August 26th at the BJK Tennis Center

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=149051131837926

Mardy Fish invites you to join Wilson Tennis World Record Attempt

United States #1 pro tennis player Mardy Fish will lead Wilson’s attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Records record for the “Most people to bounce a tennis ball on their racquet in one location.”

We encourage kids to get fit and get into sport, by playing the great game of tennis. The first 500 kids to participate in this world record attempt will receive a free Wilson racquet and a can of tennis balls to get started!

Join us on August 26th at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows from 7:30am-10am.

To RSVP for the event, go to: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=149051131837926 or for more information go to www.facebook.com/wilsontennis  

 

 

 

Want a chance to win a trip to NYC to join Mardy? Go to: Wilson Tennis World Record Attempt Contest

Serena Williams captures 4th Wimbledon title, 13th Grand Slam

2010 Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams

Serena Williams made her presence known when she defended her Wimbledon title. The match was all about Serena’s well known power game as she defeated Zvonareva in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

“It feels incredible to defend my title here at Wimbledon,” Serena said after her victory. “Vera is such a great competitor but I knew that if I stuck to my game, I had a good chance of winning.”

With her [K] Blade Team racket, the 13 time Grand Slam champion held strong throughout the entire tournament and did not drop a set over two weeks at the All England Club.

Serena knows that her powerful serve gives her an advantage on any opponent and hit 9 aces Saturday, taking her tournament total to a Wimbledon record- 89.

This title gives Serena her 4th Wimbledon in the span of eight years and her 13th Grand Slam overall. She is continues to be world No.1 and is certain to stay at the top, where she has reigned for 110 weeks.

Serena currently stands as world No.1 at both singles and doubles, only the sixth woman in history to do so. With this 13th title, Serena surpasses Billie Jean King’s 12 Grand Slam title record, and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are Williams’ next goal, with 18 majors each.

“Honestly, I’m just doing what I can and working hard,” Williams said. “These great champions give me the motivation to reach my goals.”

Wilson Tour Update- Australian Open 2010

Roger Federer used his new Wilson Six One Tour BLX tennis racket to win his 16th Grand Slam title at the 2010 Australian Open

Wilson’s Tour Team started the new decade in style as Roger Federer took his 16th career Grand Slam title, Serena Williams won her 12th career Grand Slam title to tie Wilson Tennis legend Billie Jean King and Venus & Serena Williams continued their doubles success as they won their 11th Grand Slam Doubles title.

For full results from this year’s Australian Open, click here to check out Wilson’s Tour Update.

If you would like to receive Wilson’s Tour Update by email, please email WilsonTour@wilson.com

Have a great week

Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport Join Elton John Tonight

Serena Williams uses the Wilson K Blade Team racket

 

Tonight, for the first time ever World TeamTennis will be live streaming the annual WTT Smash Hits charity tennis event (http://www.WTT.com/SmashHits) that benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

This year’s 17th annual charity competition will take place in Baton Rouge, LA on the campus of LSU; Tuesday, December 8th.

As always, Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John will co-host the event and will be joined by numerous tennis stars: Wilson players Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport along with Roddick, Gambill, Rubin, Huber, Kournikova, Haas, and Britton.

Go to http://www.WTT.com/LiveStream to view this great event.

Wilson is proud to be the Official Ball of WTT

Kournikova, Elton John and Lindsay Davenport