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SERENA WILLIAMS COMPLETES ONE OF TENNIS’ GREATEST YEARS

Serena World Number 1 2013 FINAL

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.

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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

Win, Spin, and Shred

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This week we are giving you a chance to win one our new #spineffect racket. To enter simply head to twitter and tweet, “RT  Be the 1st to shred the competition with our new #spineffect racket, RT to enter!” 

Check the rules below for more details or drop us a line @WilsonTennis. 

Terms & Conditions

Official Rules for the “Win, Spin, and Shred” Giveaway

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

1. Eligibility: The “Win, Spin, and Shred” giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the United States, Canada (exclusing Quebec), Spain, & Mexico who are at least thirteen (13) years of age or 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.

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.

4. Entry Period: The Promotion begins at 12:00 a.m. CT on August 26th, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on September 1st, 2014 (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.

5. How to Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter the Promotion: (1) in order to receive one (1) entry, follow @WilsonTennis (http://www.twitter.com/wilsontennis) on Twitter and post the following Tweet from your Twitter account “RT  Be the 1st to shred the competition with our new #spineffect racket, RT to enter!” or (2) visit http://www.wilson.com/en-us/forms/tennis-contest/ and complete an online entry form. Incomplete or inaccurate entry forms are void.  Follow the instructions to complete the Promotion entry form, including submitting your name, address, email address and other required information. By entering, you and/or your parent or legal guardian acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements.  Both methods of entry have the same chance of winning.

Entries including any obscene, foul, defamatory, or inappropriate language, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person/Twitter or Email account. Duplicate entries will not be acknowledged. If you post updates to or receive updates from Twitter via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless service provider may charge you for each text message you send and receive. Please consult your wireless service provider for more information. All terms and conditions of Twitter.com apply. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter or Email account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Twitter or Email accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, may void all of that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. The use of any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

For purposes of these Official Rules, “receipt” of an email entry occurs when Sponsor’s servers record the entry information upon clicking the “Submit Entry” or “Accept” button. Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an email entrant, each entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of any Twitter entry, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter user name used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. The potential winner may be required to provide Sponsors and Administrators with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address or Twitter account associated with the winning entry.

6. Drawings: Following the Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries received the Entry Period. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. If there are no eligible entries received during any Day during the Entry Period, no prizes will be awarded.

7. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners: After the Drawing, Sponsor will send a tweet announcing the potential winner; and send the potential winner either: (i) a direct message from @wilsontennis to the potential winner’s Twitter account used to enter the Promotion or (ii) an email to the potential winner’s email account used to enter the Promotion with instructions on how to claim the prize. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @wilsontennis and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.” If a potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the tweet/direct message within five (5) business days after Sponsor sent the direct message, he/she will forfeit the prize and Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received. Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”). If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate entrant may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all entries received during. If potential winner resides in Canada, he/she will be required to correctly answer a question of mathematical skill before the prize will be awarded.

8. Prizes: A maximum of one (1) winner will receive one (1) Spin Effect racket. ARP of prize is $219 USD.

Prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or other substitution; however, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for taxes any and all other costs and expenses not listed above.

9. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Promotion is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Promotion, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) any errors on the Twitter platform that may prevent an entrant from entering or receiving direct messages; (d) printing errors; (e) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (f) errors in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (g) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Illinois. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

12. Privacy: By entering the Promotion, you agree to Sponsor’s use and dissemination of your personal information to third parties. Such use and dissemination of such personal information shall be subject to any privacy policy of Sponsor then in effect.

13. Winners List: The name of the prize winner (if any) may be obtained 30 days after close and no later than September 15th, 2014 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Wilson Sporting Goods Co. “Win, Spin, and Shred” ATTN: Racquet Sports, 8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631.

 


BASES DEL SORTEO WILSON – FELICIANO LÓPEZ “WIN MY KICKS”

AMER SPORTS SPAIN S.A.U (en adelante AMER) con domicilio en Parque de Negocios el Mas Blau II , calle Conca de Barberà, 4-6, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona), y provista de CIF número A-58644303, como propietaria de la marca deportiva WILSON realizara un CONCURSO de ámbito nacional, en las que se podrá optar a ganar un pack de producto Wilson en las condiciones pactadas en las siguientes bases.

Los premios del sorteo se adjudicaran con arreglo a las siguientes BASES:

PRIMERA.-  ORGANIZACIÓN Y OBJETO DEL CONCURSO

El presente sorteo estará organizado por AMER SPORTS SPAIN S.A.U. y se llevara a cabo entre todos los participantes que participen en el CONCURSO que se llevará a cabo en el Twitter oficial de Wilson Tenis España (@WilsonTenisEsp) entre el 26 de agosto de 2014 a las 12:00 a.m. CT y el 1 de septiembre de 2014 a las 11:59 p.m. CT

La participación en el sorteo presupone la aceptación integra de todas las clausulas contenidas en las presentas bases, y la autorización para publicar el nombre y las fotografías de los ganadores mediante los medios que AMER estime convenientes, tales como prensa, paginas web, Facebook, Twitter y otros, respetando en todo caso las disposiciones legales vigentes.

El objeto del sorteo será una racqueta Spin Effect valoradas en 164€.

SEGUNDA.- AMBITO TERRITORIAL Y TEMPORAL.

El ámbito territorial del presente sorteo es el territorio Estados Unidos, Canadá (excepto, Quebec), España y Méjico

Se podrá participar durante los días 26 de agosto al 1 septiembre de 2014 a través del Twitter oficial de Wilson Tenis (@WilsonTennis) o de la página oficial de Wilson (http://www.wilson.com/en-us/forms/tennis-contest/)

AMER se reserva el derecho a suspender, aplazar, cancelar o modificar la duración de la promoción en cualquier momento anterior a su finalización, siempre que existan causas que así lo justifiquen.

TERCERA.- MECÁNICA DEL CONCURSO

El sorteo se va a focalizar vía TWITTER y página web de Wilson, y para poder participar en el sorteo los participantes deben:

  1. Hacerse follower de @WilsonTennis
  2. Hacer un retweet “RT  Be the 1st to shred the competition with our new #spineffect racket, RT to enter!”
  3. Formularios de inscripción incompletos o inexactos serán nulos.
  4. DURACIÓN DEL SORTEO: 26 de agosto de 2014 a las 12:00 a.m. CT y el 1 de septiembre de 2014 a las 11:59 p.m. CT

Se realizará un sorteo al azar, mediante el se obtendrá un (1) ganador. Las posibilidades de ser seleccionado dependerán del número de participantes.

Se contactará con el ganador vía mensaje directo en Twitter (para ello es necesario que sea seguidor de @WilsonTennis y configurar la cuenta como “desprotegido” o “público”) o mediante el correo electrónico que haya facilitado en la inscripción. Si el ganador no cumple con la normativa o no responde en el plazo de 5 días hábiles desde que se comunica el ganador, el Patrocinador podrá seleccionar un nuevo ganador entre los participantes restantes.  En este sentido, será imprescindible que el ganador manifieste su aceptación al premio de un modo AMER pueda tener constancia de ello.

AMER se reserva la potestad de cambiar la fecha y la modalidad del sorteo por causa debidamente justificada, comunicándolo con antelación por cualquier medio fehaciente.

CUARTA.- PARTICIPANTES.

Podrán participar en el sorteo todas las personas físicas residentes en España mayores de edad. En caso de que un menor de 18 años resulte ganador del sorteo, se requerirá la aceptación de sus padres/tutores para poder gozar del premio. En caso contrario, deberá ceder al premio al primer reserva.

Todos los datos introducidos por el participante deberán ser veraces, pudiendo ser contrastados en todo momento por la organización del sorteo.

En el supuesto de que el participante hubiera facilitado datos falsos o de otra persona, su participación no será tenida en cuenta, quedando a tales efectos excluido de la promoción y de la posibilidad de optar a premio alguno. 

QUINTA.- INCOMPATIBILIDADES.

No podrán participar en el sorteo aquellas personas que se encuentren vinculadas mediante relación laboral a AMER SPORTS SPAIN S.A.U, ni a empresas o entidades vinculadas directa o indirectamente con el sorteo, con los premios a entregar, así como tampoco los familiares directos de estos. El incumplimiento de esta base, supondrá la perdida del premio obtenido.

SEXTA.- PREMIO

Las persona que resulte ganadora en el presente sorteo, se les otorgará el premio consistente en una racquet Spin Effect valoradas en €164.

En caso que por cualquier circunstancia el premiado no pudiese o quisiese aceptar el premio o renunciase al mismo, AMER podría proceder a repetir el sorteo y elegir otro ganador. En caso que el siguiente ganador a su vez no aceptasen o renunciasen al premio, éste podrá ser declarado desierto, pudiendo volverlo a sortear en el momento en que AMER lo decida.

La renuncia al premio no dará lugar a ningún tipo de indemnización o contraprestación.

El premio objeto del presente sorteo, en ningún caso podrá ser objeto de cambio, alteración, compensación o cesión a petición del ganador, debiendo disfrutarse en los días señalados a tales efectos.

AMER se reserva el derecho de hacer cambios en los modelos del premio objeto del producto dependiendo de las limitaciones de stock e otros condicionantes. 

SEPTIMA.- ACEPTACION DE LAS BASES

El participante en el presente sorteo acepta expresamente las presentes bases del sorteo.

El incumplimiento de alguna de las bases dará lugar a la exclusión del usuario del presente sorteo.

En caso de existir dudas o discrepancias sobre la interpretación de las presentes bases, en todo caso prevalecerá en criterio de AMER.

Excepcionalmente y por motivos debidamente justificados, AMER podrá modificar las presentes bases una vez empezado el sorteo.

 OCTAVA.-RESPONSABILIDAD. 

AMER SPORTS se reserva el derecho a suspender, o cancelar el presente sorteo, en cualquier momento, en casos de fuerza mayor, por caso fortuito o por cualquier otra causa justificada que así lo aconseje, sin que de ello se derive para los participantes, derecho alguno a percibir indemnización alguna por parte de AMER.

Los premiados eximen a AMER de cualquier responsabilidad derivada de cualquier daño y/o perjuicio que pudieran sufrir durante la entrega y disfrute del premio.

AMER SPORTS declina cualquier responsabilidad por daños y perjuicios de toda naturaleza que pueda deberse a la falta temporal de disponibilidad, de continuidad, funcionamiento, acceso a la pagina web del concurso.

NOVENA.- PROTECCION DE DATOS PERSONALES.

De conformidad con lo dispuesto en la ley Orgánica 15/1999 de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal, y en la Ley 34/2002 de Servicios de la sociedad de la información, los datos personales recabados formaran parte de una base de datos, incluida en un fichero inscrito en el Registro General de Protección de Datos titularidad de AMER SPORTS SPAIN S.A.U. Dichos datos serán tratados con las siguientes finalidades:

. Gestionar la participación en el sorteo, publicar el resultado y ponerse en contacto con el mismo en caso de resultar ganador o suplente en la forma prevista en las presentes bases.

. Conocer las preferencias de los participantes en referencia a los productos de las marcas gestionadas por AMER SPORTS tales como Wilson.

. Informar sobre nuevas actividades, productos i servicios que realice AMER SPORTS y las marcas que esta gestiona.

AMER dispone de las medidas necesarias para garantizar la seguridad y confidencialidad de estos datos.

Los participantes pueden ejercitar sus derechos de Acceso, Rectificación, Cancelación y Oposición, mediante correo electrónico a infospain@wilson.com o mediante petición escrita aportando fotocopia de DNI dirigida a AMER SPORTS SPAIN S.A.U, Parque de Negocios el Mas Blau II , calle Conca de Barberà, 4-6, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona)

DÉCIMA.- DERECHOS DE IMAGEN. 

Los ganadores del sorteo, autorizan a la organizadora del sorteo a reproducir, utilizar y difundir su nombre, apellidos, imagen y voz en cualquier actividad publicitaria y/o promocional que este relacionada con el presente sorteo, todo ello en cualquier medio incluido internet, sin que dicha actividades les confieren derecho de remuneración o beneficio alguno con excepción de la entrega del premio conforme a las presentes bases.

UNDÉCIMA.- INFORMACIÓN

Los participantes pueden mandar un correo electrónico ainformation.WilsonSpain@amersports.com,  para aclarar sus dudas en referencia al presente sorteo.

DUODÉCIMA.- DEPÓSITO DE LAS BASES

Las presentes bases quedan depositadas delante de un abogado del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona, y pueden ser consultadas durante la vigencia del sorteo en la página web: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/forms/tennis-contest y en las oficinas de Racquet Sports, 8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631.

TRIGESIMA.- JURISDICCION Y COMPETENCIA. 

Cualquier causa de litigio que pudiere surgir del presente sorteo se regirá por la legislación Española. A tales efectos tanto AMER como los participantes, se someten expresamente a la jurisdicción y competencia de los Tribunales de la ciudad de Barcelona, con renuncia expresa al fuero que pudiere corresponderles, excepto que la Ley impusiera otro distinto.

Chicago a 24 de Agosto de 2014.

 

Spin Effect with Roger Federer and Serena Williams

Spin Effect Technology can help you maximize your game, so Roger and Serena go to extreme lengths to make sure you have the right Wilson tennis racket in your hand! Even if it means wearing a mustache or nerdy glasses and a funny hat! ;)

Which video made you smile more?! :)

 

Best Day of My Life by Bogdan Borza

Roger Federer and Bogdan Borza on the set of the Wilson shoot

Roger Federer and Bogdan Borza on the set of the Wilson Tennis shoot

The first time I heard about the Wilson shoot I was really excited. I couldn’t believe it was true! From that moment, I started to practice harder and harder .

When I arrived in Palm Springs, Tracy waited for me at the airport and she drove me to the hotel. On the road she told me about my schedule for next couple of days .

Next day, I woke up happy because I knew that it was going to be a really good day for me…..I played with David Goffin, Alexandr Dolgopolov and one of my favorite players in the world Grigor Dimitrov. After a long day I went to bed early because I knew that next day was gonna be awesome.

I woke up and I said:”Finally ! The biggest day of my life has arrived!”
On that day, I met Raquel and Bryce for the first time and I remember when we all went to the grass court to play. It was my first time to play on grass and I really enjoyed it.

When I met Roger for the first time, I was really excited. I tried to be perfect because I knew that I am going to make a videoshoot with “The Mr. Perfect.” My hair was supposed to be perfect and it was perfect. :)
When I heard that I was gonna hit the tweener between the legs, I was happy because it’s one of my favorite shots. I hit the tweener 12 times and I remember that one time I hit it between Roger and Raquel…..and I was really happy when I did that. At the end of the videoshoot, I gave the Romanian flag to Roger because I wanted to remind him that in his first week as number 1 in the world he played in Romania in Davis Cup.

I wanna thank Wilson Team for giving me the opportunity to play with the best player in history.

Thank you,
Bogdan!

Not Your Average Tuesday Night in the Desert by Bryce Pereira

Roger Federer & Bryce Pereira

Roger Federer & Bryce Pereira on set at the Wilson shoot

Anyone who knows me, knows that Roger Federer is my all-time favorite tennis player. Hands down. No one else even comes close to Roger, in my mind. So imagine my surprise when I got a call from Tracy Singian of Wilson, asking me to be in a commercial with Roger Federer.

Roger Federer. ROGER FEDERER!! I couldn’t believe it. Tracy told me that Wilson had chosen 3 other juniors to be in the commercial as well. Wow. After I spoke with Tracy, I went back to my practice and I was fired up.

Finally, the day arrived. The commercial was being shot at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert. I had played on those courts lots of times in tournaments, so I was familiar with the atmosphere. I met Tracy last year when I did several videos for Wilson. I also knew Robin Fenlon, who filmed me for those videos. Both Tracy and Robin are cool and easy to work with so I knew the shoot was going to be fun.

But this was a much bigger production than last year’s shoot. When I arrived, I saw Roger through the fence, and there were lights and cameras and crew members everywhere. I went to change into my wardrobe and Tracy came over to say hi and said that there were media people there to do interviews with the juniors. Whoa. I was not prepared for that. My mom told me to stand up straight. Haha

I met Bogdan, the junior from Romania that had flown in for the shoot. I also met Ronnie, who is 4 years old. I already knew Raquel because we used to train together. All of us kids were so excited.

We warmed up a couple of courts over from where Roger was filming, and I saw him watching us. Then we got called over to meet him. I shook his hand. We did some scenes with a lot of action and Roger was having as much fun as we were. He talked to us between takes and I don’t know about the others, but I couldn’t believe how laid back and normal he was.

Then came the scene where I got to hit with Roger. I was so nervous. When the cameras started rolling, I heard Tracy tell my mom that I looked “tight.” Tracy was right. She talked to me and said to just have fun and let it go. We did a second take and I did. I felt really good about my backhand and I started to rip the ball. I was actually exchanging one-handed backhands with Roger Federer!!!!!!!!!!! The Greatest of All Time!! The ball was coming off of Roger’s racquet so cleanly. I had to focus extra hard so that I wouldn’t shank. Haha

After that scene, Roger asked me how long I had had a one-handed backhand. He was asking ME questions. How cool is that?! He told me what it was like going through juniors with a one-hander. I could definitely relate.

I think the commercial is going to be awesome.

I want to say thank you to Tracy, Robin, Mr. Muir, and the whole Wilson Team for giving me this opportunity. Everyone was so nice and they made the shoot so much fun. This was a night I will never, ever forget. It was a dream come true. I think back on it now and I still can’t believe it sometimes. I am very lucky. Life is good.

See you on the courts,

Bryce

Awesome!

Hey there,

Been a long time since we wrote an entry….I’m back for a little while on the social media gig…. so will just give you a quick update.

It’s May and clay court season is in full swing. It’s been successful so far for the Wilson team!!! Our head to toe player, Jarkko Nieminen won the dubs title and Philipp Kohlschreiber reached the singles semis in Munich…and now our Next Gen’rs have had some of the best wins in their careers to date…. Grigor Dimitrov beat Djokovic today, Laura Robson took down Radwanska and Madison Keys defeated former Roland Garros champ Li… Madrid is treating Wilson players well so far!! :) I love seeing our Next Gen’rs do well… it’s always fun to see!!

As you may know, we were shooting some new stuff in Indian Wells and Miami in March, so the crew and I have been working on getting these videos/tv spots ready for this summer. At the same time, we are working on 2014 and getting all the other things we need ready for next year. Prepping this stuff has been my main focus and therefore I am not on the road as much through this summer.

Jacob and Robin will be heading to Rome this week to shoot a few things with a few players….. It’s really one of the most beautiful places and definitely a must do on the tennis calendar if you ever get the chance!! I will miss it for sure! Jacob and Robin better hit my favorite restaurant while they are there!

So the stuff we are working on now? Well, we are getting there little by little and can’t wait to show you the end results!!! For now, here is a little behind the scenes of our shoots….we are extremely fortunate to have some of the most fun players on tour, so even through rain storms, we had a blast!!!

Hope you enjoy!

Until later,

Tracy

Kei Nishikori “More Spin” Twitter Giveaway

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Terms & Conditions

Official Rules for the ”Kei Nishikori More Spin” Giveaway

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

1. Eligibility: The Kei Nishikori More Spin giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the United States, Canada (exclusind Quebec) & Japan who are at least thirteen (13) years of age 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.

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.

4. Entry Period: The Promotion begins at 12:00 a.m. CT on April 8, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on April 14 2013 (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.

5. How to Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter the Promotion: (1) in order to receive one (1) entry, follow @WilsonTennis (http://www.twitter.com/wilsontennis) on Twitter and post the following Tweet from your Twitter account “RT @KeiNishikori: Want #MoreSpin on your shots? I have a @WilsonTennis Steam 99S racket for you to win & review. RT to enter” or (2) visit http://www.wilson.com/en-us/forms/tennis-contest/ and complete an online entry form. Incomplete or inaccurate entry forms are void.  Follow the instructions to complete the Promotion entry form, including submitting your name, address, email address and other required information. By entering, you and/or your parent or legal guardian acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements.  Both methods of entry have the same chance of winning.

Entries including any obscene, foul, defamatory, or inappropriate language, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person/Twitter or Email account. Duplicate entries will not be acknowledged. If you post updates to or receive updates from Twitter via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless service provider may charge you for each text message you send and receive. Please consult your wireless service provider for more information. All terms and conditions of Twitter.com apply. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter or Email account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Twitter or Email accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, may void all of that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. The use of any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

For purposes of these Official Rules, “receipt” of an email entry occurs when Sponsor’s servers record the entry information upon clicking the “Submit Entry” or “Accept” button. Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an email entrant, each entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of any Twitter entry, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter user name used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. The potential winner may be required to provide Sponsors and Administrators with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address or Twitter account associated with the winning entry.

6. Drawings: Following the Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries received the Entry Period. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. If there are no eligible entries received during any Day during the Entry Period, no prizes will be awarded.

7. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners: After the Drawing, Sponsor will send a tweet announcing the potential winner; and send the potential winner either: (i) a direct message from @wilsontennis to the potential winner’s Twitter account used to enter the Promotion or (ii) an email to the potential winner’s email account used to enter the Promotion with instructions on how to claim the prize. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @wilsontennis and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.” If a potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the tweet/direct message within five (5) business days after Sponsor sent the direct message, he/she will forfeit the prize and Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received. Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”). If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate entrant may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all entries received during. If potential winner resides in Canada, he/she will be required to correctly answer a question of mathematical skill before the prize will be awarded.

8. Prizes: A maximum of one (1) winner will receive one (1)  Steam 99S tennis racket – grip size awarded will reflect Sponsor’s in-stock items at time of drawing. ARP of prize is $219.99 USD.

Prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or other substitution; however, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for taxes any and all other costs and expenses not listed above.

9. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Promotion is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Promotion, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) any errors on the Twitter platform that may prevent an entrant from entering or receiving direct messages; (d) printing errors; (e) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (f) errors in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (g) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Illinois. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

12. Privacy: By entering the Promotion, you agree to Sponsor’s use and dissemination of your personal information to third parties. Such use and dissemination of such personal information shall be subject to any privacy policy of Sponsor then in effect.

13. Winners List: The name of the prize winner (if any) may be obtained 30 days after close and no later than April 14, 2013 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Wilson Sporting Goods Co. “Kei Nishikori More Spin Giveaway” ATTN: Racquet Sports, 8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631.

「錦織圭 MORE SPINTwitterフォローキャンペーン

フォロー&リツイートでWILSON 新発売ラケットSTEAM Sが当たる!

 

WILSONテニス公式アカウント『@WilsonTennis』をフォローして、指定の文章をリツイートしていただいた方に、抽選で STEAM 99S1名様にプレゼント!

※Twitter以外での応募も可能です。詳細は「応募方法」をご覧ください。

応募期間:日本時間 2013年4月9日 14:00~4月14日 13:59まで

(米国セントラルタイム2013年4月8日00:00~2013年4月14日 23:59まで)

応募方法:以下のいずれかで応募しよう。

①     TWITTERから応募

ステップ1.:あなたのTWITTERアカウントから『@WilsonTennis 』をフォローしよう!

ステップ2. :以下の文章をリツートしよう!「RT @KeiNishikori: Want #MoreSpin on your shots? I have a @WilsonTennis Steam 99S racket for you to win & review. RT to enter」

②     WILSON公式キャンペーン エントリー・フォームから応募(英語のみ)

http://www.wilson.com/en-us/forms/tennis-contest/」に必要事項を記入して応募しよう!

当選発表:当選者の方へ、あなたのTwitterアカウントへ@wilsontennisからDM(ダイレクトメッセージ)を送信します。

※個人情報を含む情報の連絡はTwitter上で行うことはありません。

※賞品を獲得する手段をお知らせするために、当選候補者がキャンペーン応募に使用したメールアカウント宛にメールを送信します。

賞品:WILSON STEAM 99S (\33,600 税込/\32,000税抜き)

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n  参加資格:

  1. 米国、日本に居住および物理的に常駐しており、現在13歳以上である方に限ります。キャンペーン主催者、スポンサー、その関連会社の被雇用者およびその家族(両親、子供、兄弟姉妹、配偶者)は応募できません。
  2. 参加および当選に際しては購入や支払いは一切不要です。

n  主催者:Wilson Sporting Goods Co., 8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60631

※Twitterはこのプロモーションに関与しておりません。

※当選に関するお問い合わせにはお答えしかねます。

n  応募に関して:

  1. 応募フォームから応募の場合、記入漏れがあったり、記入が不正確だった場合、応募は無効となります。画面の指示に従って、キャンペーン応募フォームにお名前、ご住所、メールアドレスなどの必須事項をご記入ください。
  2. 応募することによって、応募者本人ならびにその親ないしは法定後見人が応募資格の全要件を含む公式ルールを遵守することに同意したことになります。
  3. TWITTER、応募フォームいずれの方法で応募しても当選の確率に変わりはありません。
  4. 内容に猥褻あるいは不快、誹謗中傷、不適切な言葉を含むと主催者が単独裁量で判断した内容の応募は無効とされます。
  5. 応募にかかわる通信料・通話料などはお客様のご負担となります。
  6. 応募内容、方法に虚偽の記載がある場合や、当方が不正と判断した場合、応募資格を取り消します。
  7. Twitter応募の所有者に関する紛争がおきた場合には応募時に使用されたTwitterユーザ名の認定アカウント所有によって応募がなされたものと看做されます。当選候補者は主催者および運営者に対して、応募に使用されたメールアドレスあるいはTwitterアカウントの認定アカウント所有者であることの証拠を示すように求められることがあります。
  8. エントリー・フォームからの応募に関して、応募完了は主催者のサーバが応募情報を記録した時点で発生します。メール応募者の身元に関する紛争がおきた場合には応募時に提出されたメールアドレスの所有者による応募であるとされます。

※「アドレスの所有者」とは、提出されたメールアドレスに紐付けされたドメインのメールアドレス割り当てを司っているインターネット・アクセス・プロバイダー、オンライン・サービス・プロバイダー、その他の組織(法人や教育機関など)によってメールアドレスを割り当てられている自然人のことを差します。

n  抽選:応募期間終了後に全有効応募の中から無作為抽選によって当選候補者を選びます。

n  当選発表に関して:

  1. ダイレクトメッセージを受け取るためには (a) @wilsontennisをフォローしていて、(b) アカウント設定で「ダイレクトメッセージを受信」に設定されていることが必要です。
  2. 当選候補者は、主催者がダイレクトメッセージを送信してから5営業日以内に返事をして、ツイート/ダイレクトメッセージにある指示に応じなければならず、それができなかった場合には賞品の権利を放棄したものとします。
  3. 当選候補者は、適格性を証明する宣誓供述書およびライアビリティ/パブリシティ放棄 (「宣誓供述書/放棄」) に必要事項を記入して返送することを求められることがあります。当選候補者が求められた期間内に署名済みの宣誓供述書/リリースを返送しなかった場合、代わりの当選候補者が全応募者の中から無作為に選ばれるものとします。当選候補者がカナダ在住だった場合、賞品の授与に先だって計算能力を問う質問に答えることを求められます。

n  賞品に関して:

  1. 賞品のグリップサイズは抽選時における主催者の在庫を反映するものとします。
  2. 上記以外の賞品の詳細については主催者が単独の裁量で決めるものとします。
  3. 賞品は譲渡不能であり、授与されたまま受理されなければなりません。現金その他の代替物を要求することはできません。
  4. 何らかの理由で賞品が入手不可能な場合には、主催者の単独裁量によって、同等あるいはそれ以上の価値の他の賞品で代替することができるものとします。
  5. 税金その他上記以外のコストおよび経費については当選者が負担するものとします

n  その他 一般条件:

  1. キャンペーンの運営、セキュリティ、管理が不正行為やウイルス その他の技術的な問題を含む、ただしそれには限定されない、何らかの理由で損なわれた場合、主催者は単独の裁量で、以下のいずれかの対応を行うものとします (a) 障害に対処するためにキャンペーンを中断し、公式ルールの精神に最も 相応しい方法でキャンペーンを再開、または (b) 障害発生時点までに受領した適格な応募の中から無作為抽選で当選者を選びます。
  2. キャンペーンの合理的な運営を妨げる行為は刑事上および民事上の法律違反となりうるものであり、主催者は、そのような行為を為した人物に対して法律が許す範囲内で最大限の損害賠償を求める権利を保持するものとします。主催者が公式ルールの条項を執行できなかった場合でも、その条項を放棄したことにはなりません。キャンペーンは、適用されるすべての法律および規制に従うものとし、法律で禁止されている場合には無効となります。

n  責任の免除および制限:

  1. キャンペーンに応募することで応募者は、キャンペーンへの参加あるいは賞品の受け取りまたは使用に起因する以下のクレームあるいは訴訟原因について主催者とその親会社、 子会社、関連会社、及びそれぞれの役員と取締役、従業員、エージェント (以下「免除パーティー」) の責任を免除し、損失を与えないことに同意するものとします。(a) 人間によるキャンペーンへの不正な介入、(b) コンピュータやサーバ、プロバイダ、電話、ネットワーク回線に関連した技術的なエラー、(c) ダイレクトメッセージの送受信を妨げるTwitterプラットフォーム上のエラー、(d) 印刷のエラー、(e) メールの喪失、遅延、郵便料金不足、誤配、配信不能、(f) キャンペーンの運営あるいはエントリー処理におけるエラー、(g) キャンペーンへの参加あるいは賞品の受け取りまたは使用により直接または間接的に発生した全部又は一部の人的あるいは物的な傷害または損害。応募者はさらに、いかなる訴訟原因においても免除パーティーの法的責任はキャンペーンへの応募と参加のコストに限定されるものとし、いかなる場合においても免除パーティーには弁護士費用の支払義務はないことに同意するものとします。応募者はまた、懲罰的、必然的、直接的、または間接的損害を含むいかなる損害賠償の請求権を放棄することに同意するものとします 。

n  紛争/準拠法:

  1. 本コンテストは、対象地域でのみ提供され、アメリカ合衆国イリノイ州の州法に準拠するものとし、裁判地をアメリカ合衆国イリノイ州クック郡と定め、すべての賠償請求はアメリカ合衆国イリノイ州クック郡の連邦裁判所あるいは州裁判所において解決されるものとします。
  2. 参加者の居住国の法律によっては、応募者にその国の裁判所に請求を提出する権利を与えることがあり、その国の一部の法律がこのコンテストに適用されると判断する可能性があります。
  3. 公式ルールのいずれかの条項、あるいはその条項の個人あるいは状況への適用が不正または執行不能または無効であると宣言された場合であっても、公式ルールの残りの部分も不正あるいは無効と効力を有することはなく、関係者の意図および合意として、元来の意図を保つ限りにおいて、適法で執行可能であると看做されるまで変更するか、公式ルールをそのように変更が不可能な場合は、執行可能な他の条項で置き換えることによって、スポンサーの意図を実質的に実現するものとします。

n  個人情報:キャンペーンに応募することによって、応募者は主催者による応募者の個人情報の使用および第三者への伝達を許諾するものとします。そうした個人情報の使用と伝達は主催者の現行のプライバシーポリシーに従うものとします。

2014 Wilson Photo Shoot

Something you may not think about when shopping for your new tennis gear is that the Wilson team has been researching, developing, and producing those products long before they hit the shelf. In fact, our line for next year is already in the making. For us to be able to show you those products by the time they hit your tennis shop, we also need to photograph them which brings me to the exciting part of this blog post – the 2014 Wilson photoshoot!

We can’t give away all the secrets, but as I type we’re grinding it out in Indian Wells to shoot players in our 2014 gear. That means long days of hustling back and forth between the shoot and the tournament, but also a lot of fun and some pretty cool behind the scenes photos for you guys. Yesterday at the shoot we saw some awesome shots of Stephanie Dubois, Melanie Oudin, Raquel Pedraza, and a couple of adorable kids. Here’s a quick peek behind the curtain:

set up

raquel makeup

raquel

stephanie makeup chair

stephanie dubous
shot set up

tracy feeding balls
melanie touchup copy

melanie oudin

wilson junior

wilson junior

Roger Federer Visits South Africa

A champion does more than win tournaments. A true champion gives back to the community and that’s exactly what Roger Federer does through the Roger Federer Foundation. Federer and his Foundation partner with organizations in Africa and Switzerland to improve the lives and education of children in those areas. Check out the video above to see Roger and his mother on a recent trip to a  Foundation project in South Africa.