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Spin Effect Technology 2 Legit 2 Quit

Hello there,

Yes, I just made an MC Hammer reference to describe our Spin Effect Technology! 😛

Everyone at Wilson takes pride in creating the best tennis rackets for players, so it’s always a great feeling when people love the rackets and they are a REAL HIT!!! (cheesiness is thick tonight! haha)

The Spin Effect Tour is going around the world and here is just what a few had to say…..

Gives us the motivation to keep going and keep pushing it to the next level!

Until later,

Tracy

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Wilson Next Gen armed with Blades in Australian Open Junior Semifinals

Wilson Next Gen is tomorrow’s tennis superstars, they are the future of our sport.
Check out which Next Gen players used their Wilson Blade tennis rackets to make some waves down under in Australian Open Junior action.

Filip Peliwo hits a backhand with his Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

 

Canadian Filip Peliwo has been on a tear in Australia, winning the Traralgon International Singles title and now finds himself one win away from claiming the 2012 Australian Open Boys Singles title. Filip says he is ‘finally’ playing some of his best tennis. Filip’s future is bright and we will watch him swing his Wilson Blade 98 when he takes on Luke Saville for the Australian Open title.

 

Eugenie Bouchard hits a forehand with her Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket


Canadian Eugenie ‘Genie’ Bouchard used her Wilson Blade 98 Pink to reach the semis of the Australian Open Girls Singles. Ranked #3 on the ITF Junior Circuit and #305 on the WTA Tour Singles rankings, Genie is on the fast track to success.

Mackenzie McDonald hits a big forehand with the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket


In only his 2nd Grand Slam junior event ever, 16 year old American Mackenzie “Mackie” MacDonald used with his Wilson Blade 98 to fight his way through the junior qualifying and all the way through to the Australian Open Boys Singles semifinals. Mackie is no doubt a player to watch.

 

Adam Pavlasek slices with his Wilosn Blade 98 tennis racket

Adam Pavlasek showed variety with his Wilson Blade 98 to reach the semis of the Boys Singles and the finals of the Boys Doubles.
His all court game is a joy to watch.

 

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.

2010 Wilson Rising Stars

Kristina Mladenovic with her new Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket

In the summer of 2009, Melanie Oudin captured the hearts of not only of Americans, but tennis fans everywhere with her spectacular performance at the US Open.  Oudin reached the quarterfinals, outlasting three world renowned players: No. 4 Dementieva, No. 29 Sharapova and No. 13 Petrova.  Only 17 at the time, Oudin impressively notched two victories over Top 10 players and three over Top 20.  Using her Wilson Blade Tour tennis racket, Oudin jumped to a No. 42 ranking and cemented herself as a player to beat on the WTA Tour.  Although it may seem like she appeared out of nowhere, Melanie Oudin had already been on Wilson’s radar.  In 2009, she was part of Wilson’s Rising Stars Team, a collection of players under the age of 21 that are predicted to have outstanding seasons and advance on the ATP and WTA Tour.

The young and talented athletes that make up the 2010 Wilson Rising Stars Team have already made waves on the junior circuit and pro tour, but like Oudin did last year, they look to achieve a breakout season in 2010. 

At just 18 years old, Petra Martic has catapulted herself to No. 82 on the WTA Tour rankings, impressively qualifying and reaching the second round at both Roland Garros and the US Open in 2009.  Using her Wilson Tour 95 BLX racket, Martic is expected to continue on her path to becoming a WTA Tour sensation. 

Joining Martic on the 2010 Rising Stars Team is 16 year old Kristina Mladenovic, the 2009 ITF World Junior Champion and French Open Girls Singles Champion. Now powered by her Tour BLX racket, Mladenovic will look to reach above her career high of No.201 on the WTA Tour.

On the Men’s Side, the 2010 Rising Stars Team is led by Andrey Kuznetsov (18 yrs old), Daniel Berta (17), and Denis Kudla (17).

Kuznetsov, using his Blade 98 racket, won the 2009 Wimbledon Boys Singles title. He is ranked No. 10 on the ITF Junior Circuit and No. 302 on the ATP Pro Tour.

 

Berta had an impressive year in 2009, winning the French Open Boys’ Singles title and ending the year at the top of ITF Junior Circuit. With help from his Six.One 95 BLX racket, Berta is projected to make rapid progress in 2010. 

Kudla, using the Blade 98 racket, boasts the No. 3 ITF Junior ranking and has already notched a singles title in 2010 at the ITF Junior Circuit Grade A Casablanca Cup. 

The rest of Wilson’s 2010 Rising Stars Team is rounded out with exciting prospects that promise to become the champions of the next generation. Although many already feature impressive resumes, these young players are expected to have breakout seasons in 2010. 

Wilson prides itself on choosing the best, most talented young players; In 2009, 9 of 12 Grand Slam Junior Singles finalists were members of Wilson’s Rising Stars.  Watch for Martic, Berta and all of 2010’s Rising Stars to use their Wilson rackets as they make tour headlines and rise in the rankings.

2010 Rising Stars:

Girls:

Madison Keys

  • 14 yrs. old
  • Six.One 95 BLX
  • Defeated a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Top 100 player in her first WTA Tour event

 

Laura Robson

  • 15 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • Reached a career high No.330 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009

 

Kristina Mladenovic

  • 16 yrs. old
  • Tour 95 BLX
  • Reached a career high #201 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009

 

Ajla Tomljanovic

  • 16 yrs. old
  • Tour BLX
  • Reached a career high No.303 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009

 

Tamaryn Hendler

  • 17 yrs. old
  • Pro Open BLX
  • Reached a career high No.279 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009

 

Petra Martic

  • 18 yrs. old
  • Tour 95 BLX
  • Reached a career high #62 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009

 

Polona Hercog

  • 18 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • Currently No. 69 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

 

Arantxa Rus

  • 20 yrs. old
  • Tour 95 BLX
  • Qualified and reached the second round of the French Open in 2009
  • Reached a career high #103 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009

 

Boys:

Daniel Berta

  • 17 yrs. old
  • Six.One 95 BLX
  • No. 1 on ITF Junior Circuit

 

Denis Kudla

  • 17 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • No. 3 on ITF Junior Circuit

 

Agustin Velotti

  • 17 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • Reached a Career-High No. 3 on ITF Junior Circuit in 2009

 

Filip Horansky

  • 16 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • No. 16 on ITF Junior Circuit

 

Filip Krajinovic

  • 17 yrs old.
  • Blade 98
  • Currently No.351 on the ATP World Tour

 

Andrey Kuznetsov

  • 18 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • 2009 Wimbledon Boys Singles Champion

 

Henri Kontinen

  • 19 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • Currently No.293 on the ATP World Tour

 

Guillaume Rufin

  • 19 yrs old.
  • Blade 98
  • Currently No. 170 on ATP World Tour

 

David Goffin

  • 19 yrs. old
  • Blade 98
  • Currently No. 324 on ATP World Tour

Wilson Rising Stars Mladenovic and Berta End Year #1 on ITF Junior Circuit

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.