Wilson Rising Star Polona Hercog reaches her 1st WTA Tour Final
Using her Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket, Wilson Rising Star Polona Hercog reached her first WTA Tour final by defeating fellow Wilson player Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 7-5 at the Mexican Open in Acapulco.
“With every match I am playing better and I felt really comfortable in the warm-up, so I went on the court really confident,” Hercog said.
The 19 year old Hercog has been climbing steadily up the WTA Tour ranks as she won 4 ITF Pro Circuit Challenger events in 2009 and is currently at a career high #59 in singles on the WTA Tour.
“Polona is just starting to tap into her talent and we look forward to seeing many more outstanding results from her,” says Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. He continued, “She is a great asset to the Wilson team and we are happy to be part of this bright rising star’s career.”
Of being part of the Wilson team, Hercog said, “I’ve had my best results playing with my Wilson Blade racket and I just love it. Every players racket is a big part of their success and it feels great to go out on the court to play my first WTA final with the ultimate amount of confidence.”
Hercog will face fellow Wilson player Venus Williams in the final.