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Behind, Behind the Scenes

Hello there,

Well, it’s been a few days and I have to say my discipline level with the blog might be at it’s lowest point in a long time. It’s been a long few weeks, a very productive few weeks, but filled with tons of emotion.  I can’t really get into depth right now, because quite frankly, I don’t want to start crying…. the last 24 hrs have been brutal….seeing friend and GREAT CHAMPION Andy Roddick play his last ball at US Open (more on that at a later date), Roger Federer takes a tough loss, my Giants losing to the Cowboys and the anniversary of my dad’s death nearing…. well, I am just a mess and my head is the furthest thing from clear…..

The point to me sharing this? Well, I have to say at this time, this is when I am thankful we have a kick a** team that we can count on when my brain is scrambled eggs…. I get to write, do videos and be rather public about my love for tennis, the Wilson team and everything we do….but there are the people who are BEHIND, BEHIND the Scenes that really make us tick.
Jeff, Heather, Greg, Stephen, David and Tim from our creative services team makes the stuff you see on our website, our web banners,  our print ads, Facebook covers and the Grand Slam posters/ wallpapers that everyone loves… and of course our racket cosmetics! Someone’s gotta make us look good!!! 🙂  Renaud, Jacob, Mario, Clement and Dianne from our Tour team makes sure that it gets to the players and shows the players to get their input and thumbs up. Bill, Bob, Ron, Joel, Brad, Bobby and our entire R & D Team who make the rackets so kick a** that almost 500 Grand Slams have been won with a Wilson racket. MORE SLAM titles than any other brand! Our product crew John, Evan, Chris R, Caroline and Chris K who make sure we have the best stuff available to you….and this doesn’t even include our marketing team and the great teams we have across the globe with Team EMEA, APAC and Latin America and our outside peeps who are definitely part of the brand …Honestly, I cannot name everyone who takes a part in making us cool as s**t 😉 but definitely want to recognize……. All the hard-work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. You guys rock! Thank you TEAM WILSON!!!

Sooooo what you guys may not know is that when we have players go deep into the tournament, we work on getting everything ready to celebrate well prior to it actually happening. Special thanks to Jeff and his team and to Dianne for holding it down late night to make sure we are going to be ready for whatever may occur. ROCKSTARS!

Now it’s time to cross our fingers, root on Serena and Vika… and just wait and see if we have an all Wilson Women’s final! GO TEAM!

And Congrats to 2012 US Open Mixed Doubles Champions Wilson players Bruno Soares and Ekaterina Makarova!! Well done!

Until later,


PS The video above is yet another example of the commitment of our team’s commitment. Go Inside the Stringing Room… a unique take of course! 🙂

Ekaterina Makarove and Bruno Soares celebrate!!

Ekaterina Makarove and Bruno Soares celebrate!!


Win some, lose some- G’Day 13- 2012 Australian Open

Well after quite a high the day before, the Wilson team took some tough losses in the last 24 hrs…. not fun watching some of our favorites like Milos and Alexandr lose, but its a long year and they definitely have a lot of great tennis to play in 2012.

Good news, Ekaterina Makarova had the best win of her career and defeated Zvonareva to reach the 4th round. Well done Ekaterina!

And I have to be quite honest, I’m tanking on the blog today because I am exhausted from having a bit of fun last night. The adult beverages were flowing and the dancing was ugly…. haha 😉

So will finish this entry explained in photos. & videos..Happy Sunday.

Until later,


ps Apologies to the people who follow me on Twitter, the tweets were a bit overboard at 2am and non tennis related 😉

View from Petra Kvitova's box. GO PETRA!

This is my son... Just kidding! Young tennis fan visiting Wilson tennis booth

Young Roger Federer fans love the Pro Staff tennis racket!


Wheel of Topspin! Winners!!

Wilson Tour Team wins 5 titles leading into Wimbledon


Justine uses the Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket

Wilson Tour Team wins 5 titles leading into Wimbledon


Wilson players are ready for the grass courts of the All England Club after taking five out of the eight titles that were up for grabs this past week.

In an all Wilson BLX battle, Justine Henin swung her Tour BLX tennis racket to defeat Six.One Team BLX player Andrea Petkovic 3-6 6-3 6-4 to take the UNICEF Open singles title in  ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Wilson swept doubles action in ‘s-Hertogenbosch as Alla Kudryavtseva (Blade Team) and Anastasia Rodionova (Pro Open BLX) defeated King/Shvedova 3-6 6-3 10-6 for the Women’s title. Using their Six.One 95 BLX tennis rackets, Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau defeated #1 seeds Dlouhy/Paes 1-6 7-5 10-7 to take the UNICEF Open Men’s Doubles title.

Ekaterina Makarova wins her first WTA Tour using her Tour BLX

In Eastbourne, Ekaterina Makarova swung her Tour BLX racket through eight matches to win her first WTA Tour title in Eastbourne. Makarova defeated five Top 20 players, including Azarenka 7-6(5) 6-4 in the final, to become the first qualifier ever to win the AEGON International title.

Using his Pro Tour BLX racket, Michael Llodra served and volleyed his way to defeat Garcia-Lopez 7-5 6-2 and take the AEGON International title in Eastbourne.

“Preparation for the grass court season is extremely short, so it’s very important for our players to play as many matches as possible,” said Wilson Global Tour Director Massimo Calvelli. “To see great results like this leading into Wimbledon bodes well for our team.”

Wimbledon starts Monday June 21st

Michael Llodra wins with his Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

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