Welcome to Wimbledon
With the rich tradition and history of the All England Club, Wimbledon is often considered as the most prestigious of all the Grand Slams.
Every player dreams of the day they get to sport their all white clothing and step onto the grass courts of the All England Club.
Here are the Wilson Players that have fought their way through the qualifying rounds at Roehampton or have received a wildcard from the LTA to have their moment on the big stage at Wimbledon:
Men’s Singles Qualifiers
Rajeev Ram- Rajeev is currently at a career high #160 on the ATP Tour after taking the ITF Pro Circuit Challenger Singles title in Baton Rouge and defeating Becker in the final.
Alexander Peya- 28 year old, Alexander reached a career high #92 on the ATP Tour in 2007. Earlier this year, he qualified and defeated Dmitry Tursunov en route to reaching the Round of 16 in Doha.
Taylor Dent- After recovering from back surgery, Taylor has had a successful return to the ATP Tour, qualifying and reaching the Round of 16 at the Sony Ericsson Open by defeating to Top 20 players, Almagro and Robredo. He reached a career high #21 on the ATP Tour in 2005.
Michael Yani- Michael’s has been productive the past few weeks reaching the semifinals of Sarasota, the finals of Carson, and the semifinals of Yuba City ITF Pro Circuit Challenger events. He is currently ranked #253 on the ATP Tour.
Jesse Levine- Currently, Jesse is ranked #136 on the ATP Tour. Most recently, he reached the finals of the ITF Pro Circuit Challenger tournament in Alessandria, Italy.
Adrian Mannarino- Earlier this year, Adrian reached a career high #124 on the ATP Tour after winning the ITF Pro Circuit Challenger in St.Brieuc and reaching the semifinals of the ITF Pro Circuit Challenger in Cherbourg.
Lukas Lacko- 21 year old Lukas reached a career high #133 on the ATP Tour in 2007 and is currently ranked #206. Last week, he qualified in Halle and reached the Round of 16.
Women’s Singles Qualifiers
Klara Zakopalova- Earlier this year, Klara had the biggest win of her career, defeating Serena Williams en route to reaching the quarterfinals of Marbella. She is currently ranked #123 on the WTA Tour.
Alberta Brianti- Currently ranked #116 on the WTA Tour, Alberta has reached the semifinals of two ITF Pro Circuit Challengers this year and qualified through four WTA Tour events this year, including the Australian Open.
Melanie Oudin- 17 year old Melanie Oudin continues to climb the rankings. She defeated world #29 Wozniack en route to reaching the Round of 16 in Charleston and also won two consecutive USTA Pro Circuit Challengers in May, helping her reach a career high of #123 on the WTA Tour.
Neuza Silva- In March of this year, Neuza reached a career high #142 on the WTA Tour. She owns 11 career ITF Pro Circuit singles titles and 18 ITF Pro Circuit Doubles titles.
Men’s Singles Wildcards
Joshua Goodall– The 23 year old is currently ranked #201 on the ATP Tour and recently reached the semifinals of the Nottimgham ATP Challenger.
James Ward– Reached a career high #220 earlier this month. In May, 22 year old James made his way through qualifying, defeated former Top 20 player Vince Spadea en route to taking Sarasota, FL USTA Pro Circuit Challenger Singles title.
Nicolas Mahut– In a wildcard exchange between the LTA and the French Federation, Mahut received a wildcard into Wimbledon. In 2008, Nicolas finished Top 100 for the 3rd consecutive year and reached a career high #25 on the ATP Tour in 2005.
Women’s Singles Wildcards
Katie O’Brien– Katie has had success at the challenger level this year, having won two ITF Pro Circuit Challengers and reaching the semifinals of three others. She also made here way through Roland Garros qualifying before losing to fellow Wilson player Olga Govortsova and is currently ranked #108 on the WTA Tour.
Laura Robson– She was the 2008 Wimbledon Girls Singles Champion and has become the youngest player in the Women’s draw since Hingis in 1995. At only 15 yrs old, Laura is currently ranked #2 on the ITF Junior Circuit and #485 on the WTA Tour.
Melanie South– Currently ranked #130 on the WTA Tour, Melanie most recently reached the 2nd round of Birmingham.
Georgie Stoop– After reaching the semifinals of the ITF Pro Circuit Challenger in La Palma in May, 21 year old Georgie reached a career high #178 on the WTA Tour.
Men’s Doubles Wildcards
James Auckland and Joshua Goodall
Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut
James Ward and Bogdanovic
Women’s Doubles Wildcards
Laura Robson and Georgie Stoop
Katie O’Brien and Cavaday
Melanie South and Rae
Jade Curtis and Smith
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