Hey all,

As I’m sure you are well aware of, there is a storm in NY that has shut down the whole city… no cars on the road, no restaurants are open, no tennis balls being hit. Everyone was in panic mode, there are no batteries, flashlights or anything at the convenience stores….. and really, it’s a bad rain storm…. I mean a category 1 hurricane?! We have like 5 of those per year in FL and we surf in that weather!! They are acting like it’s Armageddon here…. so what did we at Wilson do?? We had the suite open and had Juan Martin Del Potro, Kei Nishikori, Jarkko Nieminen and many more stop by to pick up their pro overgrip, bags and BLX rackets to be ready for tomorrow!!! No bloody storm is going to stop us!! 😉

While NY is in a panic, it’s business as usual for us, and business for me, means MORE CHALLENGES!! lol

Check out this Wilson Tennis Shorts Challenge with Frank Dancevic, who made his way through qualifying.

And congrats to these players who also qualified:


Frank Dancevic- head to toe- Blade 98 BLX
Michael Yani-Head to toe- Blade 98 BLX
Vasek Popisil- Six.One BLX
Jesse Huta Galung- Six.One BLX
Marsel Ilhan- Blade 98 BLX
Joao Souza- Six.One BLX
Galina Voskoboeva- Pro Open BLX
Marina Erakovic- Blade 98 Pink BLX
Laura Robson- Blade 98 Pink BLX
Yung Jan Chan- Tour BLX
Stephanie Foretz- Blade 98 Pink BLX

Until next time,


3 responses to “US Open Day 8- MORE ARMAGEDDON?!

  1. tracy, i think that the wilson tennis short switch contest and the tennis grip taping contest were both remarkable. i sincerely hope you are getting paid enough at your job, what with the obvious talent you have. i don’t understand why you have only posted three or four times in many months.
    i agree with your assessment of hurricane irene. i grew up on the coast and the only the big about irene was the media storm around it.
    good luck in future contests. once the word gets out you’re sure to get many hits on your website.

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