Wilson Rising Stars Mladenovic and Berta End Year #1 on ITF Junior Circuit
Wilson owned the top spots on the ATP and WTA Tour in 2009 and also claimed the top spots on the ITF Junior Circuit as Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Berta ended the year #1. Just as Wilson had Roger Federer and Serena Williams as a young upcoming players, Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Berta are the rising stars of today’s game.
Kristina Mladenovic played with her Wilson [K]Tour racket to have a great 2009, as she took the French Open Girls’ Singles title, Roehampton Girls Singles title, reached both the Girl’s Singles and Doubles finals at Wimbledon and most recently, reached the Girls Singles final of the prestigious Orange Bowl International Championships, which solidified her year end #1 ranking on the ITF Junior Circuit. 16 year old Mladenovic also had success at the pro level, as she reached the semifinals of the $100,000 ITF Pro Circuit Cagnes-Sur-Mer Challenger and finished the year ranked 202 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
With his [K] Six.One 95 racket, Daniel Berta ended the year at the top boy on the ITF Junior Circuit. Berta won the 2009 French Open Boys’ Singles title as an unseeded player, defeated 11th seed Mina 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 for his first ever junior Grand Slam title and became the first Swede to win the boys’ title since Carlsson in 1984.
As Berta and Mladenovic continue to reach new levels of their game, they will both be equipped with new BLX rackets and will debut them at the 2010 Australian Open. Wilson takes pride in helping players from the developmental stages through Grand Slam victory. We look forward to watching the impending success of these rising stars.