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The Official Ball of MORE WIN!

As the official ball of the Australian Open, the US Open, and many more, let’s hear it for the sometimes unsung hero of the game – the Wilson tennis ball!

12 Days of Tennis Giveaway

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It’s official. The holidays are here and with them, all the egg nog, cocktail parties, and cookies we can handle. If you haven’t strung the lights and started  blaring your favorite holiday songs yet, now’s the time.

Here at Wilson, we’re  getting into the spirit of the season and showing our appreciation to YOU with a festive giveaway we’re calling the “12 Days of Tennis.” You know the “12 Days of Christmas” song, right? The concept is similar; Each day for 12 days starting 12/8, we’ll be giving away a prize via our Twitter (@WilsonTennis). And like the song, the prizes get sweeter by the day. Sadly, we weren’t able to get our hands on eleven pipers piping, but I think you’ll be just as excited for the tennis swag that’s up for grabs. To enter to win the prize each day, follow us on Twitter then watch for our tweet with the #12DaysofTennis  hashtag & ReTweet it. It’s that simple.

Good luck and happy holidays from your friends at Wilson!

Terms & Conditions

Official Rules for the [12 Days of Tennis Giveaway]

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: The [12 Days of Tennis Giveaway] (the “Promotion”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Japan, & Australia and are at least thirteen (13) years of age or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older. Employees, officers, directors, and agents of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., its affiliates or subsidiaries or other companies associated with the Promotion, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to enter. Each prize winner is only eligible to win one prize during the Promotion.  Subsequent entries by a prize winner will be disqualified.

2. Sponsor: The Promotion is sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods Co., 8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631(“Sponsor”). Twitter is not affiliated with this Promotion.

3. Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the Promotion, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

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Tennis for life!

Vamos Team Argentina!

Hey all,

Well, it’s been a really long September for the Wilson team.

After our long stint at the US Open, it was off to South Carolina to join our US Sales team and talk about 2012.We have some really cool new rackets coming in January and we were thrilled so show them off to the team. (For those of you that want a sneak peek, here’s a hint… check out our 2012 Wilson Tennis Apparel Fashion show on Facebook)

We managed to get plenty of on court time at this meeting. It is not very often that we all hit the courts together, so of course, we had to make it competitive and have our own Davis Cup/WTT competition… with a twist, of course!! :) First, we had to come up with a team cheer…..yeah, let’s just say that it was not pretty, but extremely funny!! (ps My team definitely did not win this part!) So for the tennis, we had teams of approx 10, two courts going, and one court had to use junior tennis equipment and every team mate had to play at least one point. It was interesting to truly feel the difference between the transitional equipment and the standard and how it slows the ball down drastically and makes it that much easier for beginner kids and adults to play.  Of course, regardless of levels, everyone was super intense and I am happy to announce that my team, Team Argentina got the big W!! :)  Tour Manager, Mario Vergara was definitely the MVP of our team! lol Good fun!

Then after a good 5 days with the Wilson sales force, it was time to head to Saddlebrook in Wesley Chapel, FL for the USPTA World Conference. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be speak at this years conference and it was really cool to have many of the coaches and tennis people that I have respected and admired for many years support and attend my breakout to get to know more about social media. I feel lucky to have that experience and hopefully we got some people psyched on Twitter, Facebook, etc.!! :)

As an impending birthday approaches (yes I am getting old!) it is more and more apparent that tennis has brought me more opportunities than I could ever ask for. To have played from juniors to tour to teaching to now ‘the business’ , tennis really is the sport of a lifetime…. cheesy, right?! ;)

Well, that is my deep thought of the day…. now it’s all about 2012 and what we can do to get everyone crazy about tennis!

Until later,

Tracy

Day 6- Paris 2011

With his Wilson Six.One 95 BLX in hand, Stephane Robert celebrates the win of his career at Roland Garros

Hey all,

Well today was an exciting day of matches. We had some players pull some upsets and grind out some tough ones.

The biggest upset of the day, came from a hometown favorite Stephane Robert, who used his Wilson Six.One 95 BLX tennis racquet to defeat #6 seed Berdych! Stephane’s game is so different, so tough to play against and with the crowd behind him, he was on fire! Biggest win of his career for sure.

Also getting wins were Wilson players Roger Federer, Petra Kvitova, Juan Martin Del Potro, Sara Errani, Kaia Kanepi, Leonardo Mayer, Mickhail Kukushkin, Michael Berrer, Olga Govortsova, Mardy Fish, Sania Mirza, Sabine, Lisicki, Philipp Petzschner, Steve Darcis and Thomaz Bellucci.

In the suite, it was all about our doubles players as they tend to get in a few days later than our singles players as doubles normally starts the Tuesday or Wednesday of each Slam. As far as equipment, doubles players tend to use softer strings, but with more “traditional” frames. The Six.One 95 BLX tennis racquet is definitely a winner on the ATP World Tour!! :)

Also in the suite, we had Grigor Dimitrov stop by and do a Ustream, which was fun. He’s a dynamic player with a good sense of humor….hoping that this Wilson Next Gen player takes the next step forward in his career!! Check out our UStream http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14911872

See you later today, Tracy

Wilson Next Gen'r Thomaz Bellucci gets a win with his Wilson Six.One BLX racquet

Grigor Dimitrov gets his spin on

Wilson’s Next Gen players can’t wait to leave their mark on the ATP & WTA Tour.
They are the future of our sport. They bring serious energy to the courts and their passion, desire and heart will lead them to success.
Get to know the Wilson Next Gen crew as they meet up with experts from other fields and have their hand at something new while having some serious fun.

Check out Wilson Next Gen’r Grigor Dimitrov spin with Crossfader King Dj’s

Poll: What do you think Roger Federer’s nickname should be?

ROGER FEDERER HAS THE PERFECT FEEL- Federer Wins Australian Open Title with New BLX Racket

Roger Federer used his Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket to win the 2010 Australian Open title

ROGER FEDERER HAS THE PERFECT FEEL

Federer Wins Australian Open Title with New BLX Racket

New decade, new racket, new record. Playing with his new Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racket, Roger Federer proved once again why he is the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer’s 2010 Australian Open win marks his 16th Grand Slam title, surpassing his own all-time record of 15 major titles.

Federer’s continued success is due in part to Wilson’s ever evolving technology and BLX is no exception. Federer switched to his new Six.One Tour BLX racket at the beginning of 2010. “Wilson continues to provide rackets with the most cutting edge technology and this racket really gives me the extra feel I look for,” Federer said after claiming the title. “My new BLX racket provides me with the extra edge I needed to succeed.”

The #1 player in the world stayed strong throughout the entire match in Rod Laver Arena winning 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11). Federer broke Murray’s serve twice in the opening set and once in the second. Federer rallied from 5-2 down in the third, breaking Murray when he served in attempt to push the match into a fourth set.

Federer solidified his #1 ranking for a 268th week and tied Jimmy Connors in third place on the all-time list. Since 2004, he has reached at least the semi-finals of every Grand Slam. He continued his Grand Slam streak with a 23rd consecutive semi-final appearance.

“It’s an incredible feeling to continue this streak and my success at Grand Slams,” Federer said. “This 16th title means the world to me and I hope to keep this streak alive.”

Once again, Federer has raised the bar in the game of tennis and provide another benchmark for his competitors to work harder, play better and achieve more. He is still No.1 in the world and even with competition snapping at heels everyday, the legacy continues.

A TRUE CHAMPION CONTINUES HER LEGACY

 

 

2010 Australian Open Women's Singles and Women's Doubles Champion Serena Williams

A TRUE CHAMPION CONTINUES HER LEGACY

Defending Champion Serena Williams Captures Australian Open Singles Title

Serena and Venus Williams Defend Doubles Championship

Each and every time Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of the Australian Open, she goes on to win the title. This first Grand Slam of 2010 was no exception. Williams dominated this all Wilson final, putting an end to the amazing return of former #1, Justine Henin.

With her [K] Blade Team racket, the 12 time Grand Slam champion held strong throughout the entire tournament despite being injuredThe final match was all about Serena’s well known power game as she defeated Henin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Fans knew they were watching a great champion doing what she does best. Serena pushed through her injury and played like a true champion, running down every ball and leaving it all on the court. 

 

“It feels incredible to defend my title here in Melbourne,” Serena said after winning against Henin. “Justine is a great competitor but I knew this was my time to shine and gave it everything I had.”

This was Williams’ fifth Australian Open title and she is the first woman in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles. She is also the first to win back-to-back Australian Opens since Jennifer Capriati in 2002.

Before winning her singles championship, Serena defended the doubles title with her sister Venus and their [K] Blade Team rackets. The sisters rolled over the world’s top-ranked women’s doubles team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber in two sets 6-4, 6-3. It’s their fourth Australian Open title together; part of their collection of an astonishing eleven Grand Slam women’s doubles championships.

“It is just great to continue this success with Serena,” said Venus after winning her doubles title. “We know each other’s game so well– we’re the perfect match.”

Rising Star Laura Robson pulls Double Duty

Laura Robson and her Wilson Blade 98 racket

Rising Star Laura Robson pulls Double Duty

Wilson Rising Star Laura Robson is through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Women’s Doubles draw with partner Peers.

It’s been a busy tournament thus far for the 16 year old Robson.

Eight days ago, she reached the second round of qualifying of the Women’s Singles before falling to Krajicek.

Robson will now pull double duty as she will compete in the Australian Open Girls Singles and look to continue her run in the Women’s Doubles draw.

Using her Wilson Blade 98 racket, Laura Robson and Peers defeated #12 seed Chuang/Peschke en route to the quarterfinals and will now take on the winner of 3rd seeds Martinez Sanchez /Llagostera Vives or 14th seeds Kirilenko/Radwanska.

“This is a great start to the year for Laura,” says Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. “She is beginning to tap into her potential and we look forward to watching her continue to make her way atop the WTA Tour ranks.”

Henin takes down Dementieva

Henin pumped with her Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket

Henin takes down Dementieva

In what some consider the best 2nd round match ever, Justine Henin defeated #5 seed Dementieva 7-5, 7-6 to move onto the third round of the Australian Open.

Using her Wilson Tour BLX racket, Henin utilized her powerful groundstrokes and speed to dictate play.

“It was an intense match and I am happy to be playing at this level,” said Henin. “It’s feels great to compete well and I am looking forward to my next match.”

Henin will now take on Kleybanova.