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Wilson Rising Stars Reach New Heights at Australian Open

Wilson Rising Star Laura Robson uses the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

It was a great start to the season for our young upcoming players like Laura Robson and Guillaume Rufin.

Wilson’s Rising Stars hit some career milestones at the Australian Open.

We look forward to watching them continue to progess in their games and reach their full potential.

Go Wilson Team!

Click here for a full recap of the results from our Rising Stars and On the Rise players from the Australian Open.

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Wilson Tour Update- Australian Open 2010

Roger Federer used his new Wilson Six One Tour BLX tennis racket to win his 16th Grand Slam title at the 2010 Australian Open

Wilson’s Tour Team started the new decade in style as Roger Federer took his 16th career Grand Slam title, Serena Williams won her 12th career Grand Slam title to tie Wilson Tennis legend Billie Jean King and Venus & Serena Williams continued their doubles success as they won their 11th Grand Slam Doubles title.

For full results from this year’s Australian Open, click here to check out Wilson’s Tour Update.

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Have a great week

A TRUE CHAMPION CONTINUES HER LEGACY

 

 

2010 Australian Open Women's Singles and Women's Doubles Champion Serena Williams

A TRUE CHAMPION CONTINUES HER LEGACY

Defending Champion Serena Williams Captures Australian Open Singles Title

Serena and Venus Williams Defend Doubles Championship

Each and every time Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of the Australian Open, she goes on to win the title. This first Grand Slam of 2010 was no exception. Williams dominated this all Wilson final, putting an end to the amazing return of former #1, Justine Henin.

With her [K] Blade Team racket, the 12 time Grand Slam champion held strong throughout the entire tournament despite being injuredThe final match was all about Serena’s well known power game as she defeated Henin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Fans knew they were watching a great champion doing what she does best. Serena pushed through her injury and played like a true champion, running down every ball and leaving it all on the court. 

 

“It feels incredible to defend my title here in Melbourne,” Serena said after winning against Henin. “Justine is a great competitor but I knew this was my time to shine and gave it everything I had.”

This was Williams’ fifth Australian Open title and she is the first woman in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles. She is also the first to win back-to-back Australian Opens since Jennifer Capriati in 2002.

Before winning her singles championship, Serena defended the doubles title with her sister Venus and their [K] Blade Team rackets. The sisters rolled over the world’s top-ranked women’s doubles team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber in two sets 6-4, 6-3. It’s their fourth Australian Open title together; part of their collection of an astonishing eleven Grand Slam women’s doubles championships.

“It is just great to continue this success with Serena,” said Venus after winning her doubles title. “We know each other’s game so well– we’re the perfect match.”

Nieminen Reaches Australian Open Doubles Semis

Jarkko Nieminen and his Wilson Six.One 95 racket

Nieminen Reaches Australian Open Doubles Semis

Decked out in all Wilson gear, Jarkko Nieminen and his partner, Kohlmann reach their first Grand Slam Doubles semifinal after they led Ljubicic/Gonzales 4-6 6-1 2-0 and Ljubicic was then forced to retire due to injury.

Using his Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket, Nieminen and Kohlmann defeated 4th seeds Max Mirnyi and Mahesh Bhupathi in the first round of the Australian Open and have fought their way through the draw, also dismissing of Fleming/Skupski and Bolelli/Seppi.

“It has been great playing with Michael. I have known him for many years, but this is the first time we have played together as a pair. This is great practice for later tournaments this season”, said a delighted Nieminen.

Nieminen and Kohlmann will now take on the world number one doubles team, Bryan Brothers.

Rising Star Laura Robson pulls Double Duty

Laura Robson and her Wilson Blade 98 racket

Rising Star Laura Robson pulls Double Duty

Wilson Rising Star Laura Robson is through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Women’s Doubles draw with partner Peers.

It’s been a busy tournament thus far for the 16 year old Robson.

Eight days ago, she reached the second round of qualifying of the Women’s Singles before falling to Krajicek.

Robson will now pull double duty as she will compete in the Australian Open Girls Singles and look to continue her run in the Women’s Doubles draw.

Using her Wilson Blade 98 racket, Laura Robson and Peers defeated #12 seed Chuang/Peschke en route to the quarterfinals and will now take on the winner of 3rd seeds Martinez Sanchez /Llagostera Vives or 14th seeds Kirilenko/Radwanska.

“This is a great start to the year for Laura,” says Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. “She is beginning to tap into her potential and we look forward to watching her continue to make her way atop the WTA Tour ranks.”

Rising Star Guillaume Rufin leads Wilson Team into Australian Open Main Draw

 

Guillaume Rufin uses the Wilson Blade 98 racket to make the main draw of the Australian Open

 

Rising Star Guillaume Rufin leads Wilson Team into Australian Open Main Draw

Wilson Rising Star Guillaume Rufin used his Blade 98 tennis racket as he fought his way through three tough qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the Australian Open.

This up and comer is one to watch. In 2009, Rufin reached the second round of the French Open after defeating Schwank in straight sets, won his first ATP World Tour Challenger event and reached a career high #178 on the ATP World Tour. In his Australian Open debut, the 19 yr old Rufin will take on Tomic.

Following Rufin’s lead, Illya Marchenko, Ricardo Hocevar, Ivan Sergeyev and Stefan Koubek also qualified to reach the big show. Turkish player Marsel Ilhan reached the main draw as a lucky loser.

On the women’s side, Shenay Perry used her Six.One 95 BLX racket to make easy work of her opponents and reach the main draw. Perry who struggled with injury the past year, is making great progress with her game and will now play Ivanovic first round.

Also making her way through qualifying was Xinyun Han. 19 year old Han will be making her first Grand Slam main draw appearance when she takes the court against Stosur.

“To win three matches in the scorching heat of Melbourne is never an easy task,” says Global Tour Director, Massimo Calvelli. “It is a great feat to qualify and we look forward to watching our players continue their success in the main draw.”  

Australian Open play starts Monday

1st round match ups

Stefan Koubek (Pro Open BLX racket) vs. Rajeev Ram

Ilya Marchenko (Six.One 95 BLX) vs. Moya

Ricardo Hocevar (Six.One 95 BLX) vs. Hewitt

Guillaume Rufin (Blade 98) vs. Tomic

Ivan Sergeyev (Blade Tour) vs. Sela

Shenay Perry (Six.One 95 BLX ) vs. Ivanovic

Xinyun Han (Tour) vs. Stosur

Marsel Ilhan (Blade 98) vs. Grosjean