2013 will go down as one of the greatest seasons in the open era of professional tennis by Wilson Blade player Serena Williams. In her 18th year as a professional tennis player, the only tennis player male or female to have won the Golden Slam in both singles and doubles, continues to dominate and add a multitude of highlights and accomplishments to her illustrious career.
She finished the year as the #1 player in the world 11 years after she became #1 in the world for the first time! She won half of the Grand Slams (US & French) bringing her Grand Slam Singles Title total to 17, matching Roger Federer. She won 11 tournament titles, bringing her career total to 57 and she holds the most singles, doubles and mixed major titles of any active male or female player in the game.
In the history of the open era of tennis, only Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf have had seasons that equaled Serena’s 2013. By winning her 4th year-end championship, Serena became the only the 4th player do so and has the winningest match percentage of any player in the history of the sport for year-end championships.
“I am so blessed to have had the year I had in 2013,” said Williams. “I also want to thank the team at Wilson for their support. Wilson makes the best rackets which has allowed me to do what I need to do to succeed.”
Serena has now won the second most hard court matches of any player in the history of tennis and has the second highest percent of grass court wins. Her 2013 match record was 78 – 4 and she had a 15-match win streak leading into the WTA Championships. She has now won more prize money than any female player in the history of the game at over $50,000,000 and her 2013 winnings of $12,385,572 was a new record as well.
“Serena Williams is going to go down as one of the greatest if not the greatest female player of all time.“ stated Wilson General Manager, Jon Muir. “With 17 Grand Slam Singles Titles, Serena is one slam away from becoming the #2 all time Grand Slam Singles record holder in the open era. We are extremely proud of what she continues to accomplish and will continue to innovate to support her in every way. It has been a tremendous partnership.”
The Wilson Blade was designed for hard-hitting, aggressive players. It’s a control racket for the modern, aggressive game and upgraded with Amplifeel for enhanced feel and a new construction for increased performance. As the choice of many tour and Next Gen players, the Blade is the future of control.