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Oppa Gangnam Style!!

Laura Robson celebrates after defeating Clijsters

Laura Robson celebrates after defeating Clijsters

Hey there,

Well yesterday was an awesome day for the Wilson team. Our Next Gen’rs Laura Robson and Kristina Mladenovic had the bigest wins of their careers thus far. Laura beat Clijsters and Kristina beat 17th seed Palv—– I can’t spell her name cause it’s way too long!! LOL It’s great to see our Next Gen’rs come into their own and play the tennis they are truly capable of playing!!

Only one problem with them doing well? Well, I sort of told Laura that I would do the Gangnam style dance in honor of a big win….. now I have to find MC Hammer pants and figure out how to pimp out a Gangnam style dance in NYC. LOL Let’s see if I can find the time to get this done today!

Oh and if you haven’t seen the Gangnam style video yet cause you have been living under a rock for the last 3 months, check it out below.

The next couple of days are for editing video and having marketing meetings with player agents to discuss 2013 stuff. 

Tomorrow will be an uber fun day with the Nasdaq bell! More info on that later!

Until later,




Rock it out!!

Jacob Martin, Milos Raonic and Mario Vergara

Jacob Martin, Milos Raonic and Mario Vergara

Hey there,

Well it’s Friday, last day of qualies, and it feels like I have already been here an eternity and the main draw hasn’t even started yet!!
Maybe it’s a hangover still left from last years US Open?! LOL

The last couple of days have been super productive, we have been working on things to show just how much Wilson is involved in the US Open. Wilson and the USTA have been great partners for over 30 years… we have been the Official Ball for 34 years and we are also the Official Stringer for the tournament. We also run a store on site that is located in Armstrong. One thing you may not know is that almost everyone that works in Wilson HQ in Chicago works the Wilson store. It is our opportunity to make sure we connect with the tennis fans/players and get feedback so we always can improve and make the best products possible. It’s uber hardwork for 3 weeks, but everyone is awesome at it!! Come say hello!! 🙂

Being in NY always has a certain amount of energy that no other city in the world has and the US Open brings the best out of the city in a time of the year. Most people are normally in the Hamptons chillin, but everyone comes back to see the best tennis players rock it out in Flushing!!!

Players have pretty much arrived: Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Mardy Fish, Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic, Philipp Kohlschreiber, have all been on site practicing and doing their sponsor commitment events in the city.

Last night was nice for me as I managed to have dinner with my Mom and my uncle who live here in NY and on my way back to the hotel, I ran into Andrea Petkovic!!! Andrea was on her way back to her hotel from the Taste of Tennis which is a fun foodie event. I know I said this in a blog prior, but I’m just really happy to see her back on tour, she is such a good person for the WTA as she is not afraid to show her personality, ham it up a bit when needed and just all in all have fun and enjoy it!! She is a ROCKSTAR and it’s GREAT to have her back.

Anyway, Robin and I are at the hotel now, editing video and making sure we have stuff ready for next week.  Later today we will shoot stuff for our HOPE campaign (more to come on that) and we will be going to MSG for a special announcement later this evening.

Until later,


Great photo of the Wilson Stringing Room at US Open. Photo courtesy of Robin Fenlon

Wilson Stringing Room at US Open. Beats by Dre a necessity when stringing Serena Williams’ Wilson Blade Team tennis racket!
Photo courtesy of Robin Fenlon




Next Gen, Bdays & Social Media blabber

Wilson Team: Robin Fenlon, Jacob Martin & Mario Vergara

Wilson Team: Robin Fenlon, Jacob Martin & Mario Vergara


Hey there!!!
Well, yesterday was the first day of qualifying at Roland Garros and it was a big day… especially cause it was Mario’s birthday! 🙂  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIO!!!

Not sure how important birthdays are to you, but in my mind, they are always important and need to be MEGA memorable. lol  Well, not sure we could top Mario’s celebration for his 30th last year, but we tried our best to make it a fun one…..When you travel so much for work/tennis, you are hardly ever home to celebrate the special occasions with your closest friends, family and all the people you love…  not easy….. our solution last night? Have a great meal and some laughs! 🙂

So  now back to the work talk….the qualies started with the guys yesterday and we had a lot of Next Gen players in action. This is my favorite part of the tournament, watching the up and comers, grind and fight their way. There is something more raw about the fight to get to the top, before they are stars. Don’t think a lot of people realize how many matches you have to win in a lifetime to even reach the Top 200….. Next Gen’rs Filip Krajinovic, David Goffin and Andrey Kuznetsov won which was awesome and today, the girls start.

Yesterday, we were able to get some solid footage with our players…..wow, when I look back to 4 years ago when I started our social media, it was just me shooting video & photo with my little Sony digital camera,  just coming up with random ideas and no one quite understanding, getting blank looks at meetings & people wondering why I have a job (ha!)…. And now, everyone is sooooo into it… everyone/all brands have a Facebook pages, most have social media teams, tweeting is a common term, all marketing groups call themselves ‘digital agencies’ and everyone thinks they are a social media expert….. Let me say that there is NO such thing!!!! The way we communicate today, may not be the way we communicate 3 days from now….. 

It was easier in the ‘good ol days’ when people considered social media an experiment, but now everyone weighs in….. I could go on about this for ages… but let’s just say it’ll be extremely interesting to see where social media evolves and shifts to next…..

Today will be a hectic one, we have many of our Next Gen women in action: Ajla Tomlanjovic, Lauren Davis, Elina Svitolina, and many more….and we will try to get some cool stuff with our Wilson Exclusive athletes too….. let’s hope for a warmer Wednesday!!! 🙂

Until later,


Filip Krajinovic plays with the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

Filip Krajinovic plays with the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

Getting to know Wilson Next Gen’r David Goffin- 2012 Roland Garros

Wilson Next Gen'r David Goffin plays with the Blade 98 tennis racket

Wilson Next Gen’r David Goffin plays with the Blade 98 tennis racket

David Goffin is one of the brightest upcoming stars on the ATP World Tour. Reaching a career high #108 earlier this year, David is a player to watch and has his best tennis still ahead of him. Check out this short interview and see what he likes to listen to before a big match.

Favorite quote: Impossible is nothing

Craziest tennis moment: Win the final point for my country in Davis Cup for my first selection

Favorite chocolate (white, dark or milk):  Milk

One word to describe your personal style: Clean

One word to describe your Wilson racket:  Control

Wilson Takes Home Hardware

It was a successful start to the season for the Wilson team …making us proud and bringing home some hardware.

Congratulations to all our Wilson Tour players for an outstanding Australian Open!






Victoria Azarenka– 2012 Australian Open Women’s Singles Champion


Wilson Juice 100





Horia Tecau– 2012 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Champion


Wilson Exclusive Athlete





Gaby Andrews– 2012 Australian Open Girls Doubles Champion


Wilson Exclusive Athlete





Filip Peliwo– 2012 Australian Open Boys Singles Finalist


Wilson Blade 98






Adam Pavlasek– 2012 Australian Open Boys Doubles Finalist


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Getting to know Wilson Next Gen’r Gaby Andrews- Get her Australian Open 2012 playlist

Gaby Andrews represent Wilson from head to toe

Gaby Andrews is a young up and coming American tennis player and Wilson Exclusive athlete.

Fresh off winning the Australian Open Girls Doubles title, check out what she likes to listen to get pumped up.

Well done in Oz, Gaby!!!

Wilson Exclusive athlete Gaby Andrews wins the 2012 Australian Open Girls Doubles title with Townsend

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.