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Serena wins her 17th Grand Slam title

2013 US Open Serena WIN Poster_Final

WTA World #1 Serena Williams wins her 17th Grand Slam title, defeating fellow Wilson player Victoria Azarenka 7-5 6-7 6-1 for the US Open title. The defending US Open champ was in control with her Wilson Blade tennis racket throughout the tournament, only dropping one set en route to the title.

“I love New York!” said Serena Williams. “I love the crowd and support here at home. Wilson has been with me every step of the way and it’s a great feeling to know I have the right racket in my hand to play my best tennis.”

Williams has been on a dominant World #1 in 2013, starting the season 26-0, marking the best start to a season since 1997 (Hingis), winning her second French Open Singles title, seven WTA titles and her fifth US Open title.

“Serena continues to leave her mark on the game,” stated Wilson General Manager, Jon Muir. “All of us at Wilson continue to be proud of Serena and her ongoing career achievements on the court.”

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.

For more on the Wilson Blade: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/rackets

Editing = lockdown

Roger Federer meets a young fan

Roger Federer meets a young fan

Hey guys, not much to write as the last 3 days has really been spent editing film in a hotel room.

Robin and I have been on lockdown in the room, trying to complete these videos so we can be done and ready to go through Miami.

We watched a bit of tennis on the tv, but really were focused on finishing the videos. Steam is completed and we are really proud of how it turned out.

This morning will be spent trying to get Juice’d finished and doing another voiceover for that video… still needs a bit more pizzazz… lol yes, I said pizzaazzz lol :)

This is my lat blog from the desert, hope you enjoyed it… here are some of my fav pics from my time here in the desert…. tomorrow it’s off to FL.

Until later,

Tracy

Victoria Azarenka says hi from the photoshoot

Victoria Azarenka says hi from the photoshoot

Kei Nishikori at photoshoot

Kei Nishikori at photoshoot

Petra Kvitova and coach David at photoshoot

Petra Kvitova and coach David at photoshoot

Petra Kvitova answers your Facebook Fan questions

Petra Kvitova is one of the hottest players on the WTA Tour.

Petra reached a career high of #14 on the WTA Tour after catching fire, winning her 2nd career title in Brisbane, reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals and then taking the Paris title over World #2 Kim Clijsters.

We caught up with Petra to get her to answer some of your Wilson Facebook fan questions.

Here are her answers!

Tennis Guru why you and the other best czech players (lucie safarova and iveta benesova) are all lefty!? is it something in czech DNA? something in “czech tennis school”? a tribute to Martina Navratilova (the best lefty ever)? or simply just a coincidence!!???

Petra: I guess it’s just a coisidence that we are all lefty but thanks for the comparison with Martina Navratilova.

Velislav Velinov What would you be doing now, if you weren’t a tennis player?

Petra: I would be probably studying on some czech university but i wasn’t really thinking about it I’m happy I am a tennis player.:)

Jonathan Scott Who was your favorite pro player growing up, or have you modeled your game after a particular past great?

 Petra: Tomas Berdych – czech pro from Prostejov

Max Woitge What are you going to do with the money if you win Australian Open?

First I need to win the money.:)..and then don’t worry about it I will think of something..:)

Martin Kennedy if you could be a chocolate bar, which one would you be and why?

 well I am happy I am not a chocolate bar..:)

Matthias Siegfried Eber when will you get the braces removed?

Petra: I think when my teeth get better.:)

 

Mohamad Mahdi Dayani why have you chosen the wilson tour blx racket?

Petra: because it is the best one for my tennis style..

Petra Kvitova is psyched with her Wilson Tour BLX

Inside Wilson’s Next Gen….David Goffin

Twenty-year-old David Goffin qualified and reached the the second round of the Aircel Chennai Open by defeating  world #108Devvarman 6-2, 6-4, marking his first ATP Tour win. Goffin, a former top ten junior in the world is a player to watch. We sat down with David to ask him a few questions and get to know this rising star. 

Getting to know David Goffin…….

What shot feels most natural to you?

I like hitting my backhand down the line.

Do you have a nickname?

La Goff

What is your favorite type of chocolate?

I prefer white chocolate.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope to be at the top of the sport competing for Grand Slams.  I have a lot of work to do but that is where I would like to see myself in five years.

What do you love about your Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket?

I feel like my Blade gives me the perfect balance of power and control.  I feel comfortable playing from the anywhere on the court and I think a lot of that has to do with my racquet.

What is the best part of being on the Wilson Team?

Being part of the Wilson team is a great honor because so many good players present and past have used the Red W.  I feel like I am and can be a part of that prestigious history.  It is pretty cool to think about.

Philipp Kohlschreiber Endorses Wilson Tennis Apparel and Footwear

Philipp Kolschreiber is now a Wilson exclusive athlete

 Philipp Kohlschreiber Endorses Wilson Tennis Apparel and Footwear

Wilson Racquet Sports is proud to announce that Philipp Kohlschreiber, in addition to his long standing racket contract with the brand, will be a “head-to-toe” player and will debut their 2011 apparel & footwear line starting in January.

Since joining the tour in 2001, Philipp has been a consistent force on the ATP Tour, earning 8 singles and doubles titles as well as 4 Tour finals. He has also advanced to the fourth round in 3 Grand Slam Tournaments and is currently ranked #32 on the ATP Tour.

“Wilson is the brand I trust with my equipment and has helped me throughout my career. I’m excited about their renewed focus on apparel and footwear and that I am able to be a part of the new program,” Philipp said. 

Philipp will be working closely with the Apparel and Footwear Team at Wilson, providing input into the creation and development of new products.  The Wilson apparel and soft goods line features premium technical fabrics and the latest technologies, which focus on fit and function.   Philipp will wear the newest collections throughout the season and will debut all of the latest footwear styles along with it.

 “We are extremely excited to have Philipp as part of our team,” said Claire Ortiz, Global Business Director for Footwear & Apparel. “We are looking forward to working closely with him on our product initiatives as we work toward creating the highest level of core and elite performance footwear and apparel product.”

Visit www.wilsontennis.com to find a dealer near you!

Groth swings Wilson BLX to 1st WTA Tour title

Jarka Groth swings her Wilson Pro Open BLX racket to victory

 

Groth swings Wilson BLX to 1st WTA Tour title

Swinging her Wilson Pro Open BLX racket, Jarmila Groth capped a breakthrough summer winning her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title at the Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open tennis tournament.

“I’m feeling great!” exclaimed Groth. “This has been a great year for me…. I’ve had some of my best results with my BLX racket and I want it to continue!”

Groth, who reached the Round of 16 at both the French Open and Wimbledon, was a solid first seed throughout the week in Guangzhou, losing just 15 games total, which marked the least amount of games lost en route to a title this year. She ended the career week off with a 6-1 6-4 win over fellow Wilson player Alla Kudryavtseva. Groth’s title win catapults her into the Top 50 on the WTA Tour rankings for the first time in her career.

“Jarka is having a strong finish to the year and we can only expect for her to build on this great result,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. “We look forward to watching her have strong 2011.”

Jarka Groth wins her 1st WTA Tour title

 

Quick questions with Jarmila “Jarka” Groth……

How are you going to celebrate the title win? I am here alone so don’t have anybody to celebrate with and also tomorrow I am flying to Seoul where I am playing on Tuesday. But I am sure my husband celebrated it for me with my coach :)

Who is more competitive, you or your husband? Do you ever get competitive with each other (ie board games, etc.)? We both are very competitive way, too much, so if we want our marriage to work can’t play any games against each other otherwise one of us will get angry :)

What is the weirdest or funniest Tweet you have ever received?  Funny tweet I got? hmmm Maybe, the one when I was asked if I will play Wimbledon next year?!:) but otherwise I get lots of them who support me which is awesome!!

What do you love about your Wilson Pro Tour BLX racket? I always loved my rackets! I been with Wilson since I started and I can say it’s the best. I love the feeling of it and I always know I can count on it and I know it’s mine and can feel everything I need to :) and it helps me win!!

To keep up with Jarka, follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jarka_groth

Kanepi fights through to US Open Quarterfinal

Kaia Kanepi swings her Wilson Pro Open BLX tennis racket

 

Kanepi fights through to US Open Quarterfinal

 

Kaia Kanepi upsets #15 seed Wickmayer 0-6 7-6 6-1 to reach her first US Open quarterfinal.

 “It feels amazing,” Kanepi said. “I’ve played some of my best tennis with my Wilson BLX racket and I want to keep it going.”

Kanepi has had an outstanding summer and has continued her great form through Flushing Meadows defeating #4 seed Jankovic and fought her way through today’s match against Wickmayer.

“Kaia’s showing great poise and determination,” said Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. “We look forward to seeing watching her take it another step further.”

Kanepi will now take on the winner of Andrea Petkovic/Zvonareva for a spot in the semifinals.

Getting to know Kaia Kanepi……..

Kaia Kanepi pumped to reach the US Open Quarterfinals with her Wilson Pro Open BLX

 

What age did you start playing tennis? At 8 years old

Who was your idol growing up? Martina Hingis

If you were on a deserted island and could only bring 3 things what would you bring? Water, food and suncream

What is one thing you want to do before leaving New York? I would like to hold the trophy over my head

What do you love about your Wilson Pro Open BLX racket? Power and control… everything I need in a great racket

European Junior Champ de Vroome signs with Wilson Sporting Goods

Indy de Vroome plays with the Wilson Blade Team tennis racket

European Junior Champ de Vroome signs with Wilson Sporting Goods

14 year old Indy de Vroome commits to using her Wilson Blade tennis racket for years to come. 

“I love my Wilson racket and cannot imagine playing with anything else,” said the young Dutch player, de Vroome. “Since I switched, Wilson has helped me lift my game to a new level and I think Wilson can continue to help me reach my dream of playing pro tennis.”

The energetic teenager has been on the rise, winning 3 ITF Junior Circuit titles, reaching the finals and semis of two other ITF Junior Circuit events.  Most recently, de Vroome swung her Wilson Blade Team tennis racket to take the European Girls Singles title in the Under 14’s age division. 

“Indy’s intensity and determination are great qualities we look for in a young player” said Jacob Martin, Wilson Junior Tour Manager Europe. “To have Indy within the 7 out of the 8 European Junior Champions that Wilson had this summer, really speaks highly for the future of the Wilson team.”

de Vroome will play several ITF Junior Circuit tournaments this summer before playing the Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl later this year.

For more information on Indy, go to: 

http://www.facebook.com/IndydeVroome

European Junior Champ Indy de Vroome

Getting to know Czech Davis Cup hero Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek plays with the Wilson Kobra tennis racket

Getting to know Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek helped lift the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup semifinals by winning both his singles and doubles rubber over Chile.  Get to know this Wilson Tour Team player a little bit better. Jan plays with the Wilson Kobra Team tennis racket.

What shot feels most natural to you? Backhand

Off Court, what activities make you feel alive?   Time spending with family and friends

Name something you secretly enjoy, but hate to admit    Sitting and drinking my favorit beer :) 

What makes you feel unique?   Hunger for winning and success

If your house was on fire, and you could only grab three things before you left, what would they be?  My wife Daja , our yorkshire dog Rex , Davis Cup Trophy for the final 2009

How long have you been with Wilson? 2 years

What is your favorite part of being on the Wilson Team? I am happy with everything

Wilson Rising Star Simona Halep reaches her 1st WTA Tour final

Simona Halep uses the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

Rising star Simona Halep reaches her first WTA Tour final

 

Using her Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket, Simona Halep reaches her first WTA Tour final in Fes after defeating Voracova 75 64. In her quarterfinals match, Halep pulled the upset of the tournament as she defeated #2 seed Schnyder in straight sets 6-2 7-6 (3).

“That was a great win for me, it’s been an unbelievable tournament so far and I want to continue my run to the title,” said Halep.

In 2008, Halep was the Roland Garros Girls Singles Champion and has been finding her stride on the WTA Tour of late.

Last week in Marbella, the 18 year old Halep qualified and defeated fellow Wilson players Iveta Benesova and Sorana Cirstea en route to the her first WTA Tour quarterfinal. This week, she took it one step further.

“Simona’s game is explosive and it’s only a matter of time for her to be consistent at the WTA Tour level,” said Wilson Tour Manager Europe, Renaud Vallon.

“We are pleased to have Simona on the Wilson team and are excited to watch her in her make some waves at Roland Garros.”

Halep will now take on the fellow Wilson player Iveta Benesova for the Fes title