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Wilson Juice & Steam Power Czech Republic Team to Fed Cup Finals

Petra Kvitova sernes with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Petra Kvitova serves with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Wilson Juice & Steam Power Czech Republic Team to Fed Cup Finals

Petra Kvitova Takes Wilson Steam 100, Lucie Safarova Takes Wilson Juice 100 to Team’s Second Consecutive Fed Cup Final

CHICAGO (April 23, 2012) – When the Czech Republic team clinched victory over Italy in last weekend’s Fed Cup semifinals, three of its four members held Wilson rackets, including singles wins for Petra Kvitova with her Steam 100 and Lucie Safarova using her Juice 100. Lucie Hradecka helped to secure the team’s doubles win with her Wilson Tour BLX. By reaching the finals, the Czech Republic becomes the world’s no. 1 ranked team and moves on to defend its 2011 Fed Cup title.

“Congratulations to the Czech Republic team, who continues to dominate the Fed Cup again this year,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director of Wilson Racquet Sports. “Of course, Petra’s powerful play and undefeated run at Fed Cup creates exciting tennis, and we’re looking forward to cheering on the entire team in the finals.”

Kvitova and Safarova have been playing with their new Juice & Steam rackets, part of Wilson’s next generation racket technology for 2012, since the start the season.

“To win in front of the home crowd and reach the finals again is special,” said Kvitova. “It’s been a great year so far and my Steam racket is just perfect for my game.”

Wilson is proud to serve as the official ball of Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. For more information on the latest Wilson rackets, go to: www.wilsontennis.com

Lucie Safarova swings her Wilson Juice tennis racket

Lucie Safarova swings her Wilson Juice tennis racket

Wilson Racquet Sports Sponsors 50th Orange Bowl Tournament

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Wilson Racquet Sports, a division of leading sports equipment manufacturer Wilson Sporting Goods  is proud to serve as official ball sponsor of this year’s Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, which begins this week in Coral Gables, Fla., and runs through December 23. This year’s tournament has received a record number of over 1,300 competitor applicants aged 14 and under, attracting the most promising young tennis stars from around the globe.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a classic tennis tournament that draws boys and girls from as far away as Russia and Japan, as well as hometown locals,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director for Wilson. “The Orange Bowl continuously produces top notch talent and proves to be a fundamental tournament in helping future tennis professionals. We are excited to be a part of this process.”

 This year’s players to watch include Wilson top juniors and recent winners of the Eddie Herr International, Dominique Schaefer (U.S.), winner of the Girls 12’s Singles title and Mariya Shishkina (U.S.), winner of the Girls 14’s Singles title. Wilson head to toe player Bogdan Borza (Romania), who is currently the European under 14’s Boys Singles Champion will be an exciting prospect to follow, as will last year’s 12 and under Junior Orange Bowl runner up Chan Yeong Oh (Korea) and Florida native Noah Makarome, the current number two ranked player in the U.S. in boys 12 and under.

Past alumni of the Orange Bowl Championship boasts an impressive list, including Wilson players Juan Martin Del Potro, Justine Henin and Chris Evert, as well as past and current ATP and WTA stars.

 

 

Wilson Tour Team use Wilson BLX Racket to Sweep Atlanta Tennis Championships

Mardy Fish plays with the Wilson Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket

Wilson Tour Team use Wilson BLX Racket to Sweep Atlanta Tennis Championships 

Swinging their Wilson Six.One BLX tennis rackets, Mardy Fish, Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram swept the Atlanta Championship titles for the Wilson Tour Team. 

Mardy Fish won his second straight tournament and 10th straight match, swinging his Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket to beat Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships. 

“Feels awesome to be winning,” said Fish. “With my fitness level being at its best and having my BLX racket that I know I can count on, I have no frivolous worries and focus on the important things on court.” 

Fish, who won in Newport earlier this month, defeated Isner in a scorching 2 hour, 45 minute match with the on-court temperature nearing 150 degrees. 

In doubles action, Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram beat Bopanna and Vliegen 6-3, 6-7 (4), 12-10 in the doubles final. Lipsky and Ram did not lose a set until the final. 

“We are proud of our guys,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. “This is the beginning of the US Open Series and it’s nice to see them playing some great tennis already.” 

US Open Series continues in Los Angeles.

Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram talk strategy before serving it up with their Wilson Six.One BLX rackets