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Wilson players through to the Australian Open semis

Wilson owns more Grand Slam titles than any other brand and the Wilson team is finding success down under.
We are deep into the draw of the Australian Open and will continue to root these players on as they vie for a 2012 title.

Roger Federer plays with the Wilson Pro Staff 90 tennis racket

Roger Federer plays with the Wilson Pro Staff 90 tennis racket

Roger Federer used his Wilson Pro Staff 90 to grab a straight set win over Juan Martín del Potro and set up the match up everyone was anticipating…. Fed vs. Nadal – 2012 Australian Open semifinals.

Roger Federer carries the Pro Staff legacy. The Pro Staff has been cherished by the game’s greatest icons, including Federer, Sampras, Edberg and Courier. With it’s braided graphite construction, this racket provides the perfect blend of control and feel.

Roger’s gear:
Pro Staff 90 tennis racket
Federer 15 pack tennis bag
Pro Overgrip white
Champions Choice String

Inside Fed’s Head: http://www.youtube.com/user/WilsonRacquet?feature=mhee#p/c/CFFA70455A6713ED/0/Yn2mvu1HJWw>

Petra Kvitova plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Petra Kvitova plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Petra Kvitová swings her Wilson Steam BLX tennis racket into the semis of the Australian Open after defeating Errani 6-4 6-4.

Petra’s gear:
Steam tennis racket
Tour 15 pack tennis bag red
Pro Overgrip Perforated white
W vibration dampener
Luxilon Alu Power 125

Interview goes overboard with Petra video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04b0zPAhc5E

Victoria Azarenka plays with the Wilson Juice tennis racket

Victoria Azarenka plays with the Wilson Juice tennis racket

Armed with the new Wilson Juice 100, Vika Azarenka is through to the Australian Open semis after defeating Radwanska 6-7 6-0 6-2.

Vika’s gear:
Juice 100
Tour 15 pack tennis bag blue
Luxilon Alu Power 125
W vibration dampener yellow

Inside the Life of Victoria Azarenka: http://www.youtube.com/user/WilsonRacquet?feature=mhee#p/c/045B09A310E7C768

Kei Nishikori plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Kei Nishikori plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Wilson Juice and Steam
With the success of Kei Nishikori becoming the 1st Japanese player to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals in 80+ years and 2 of the 4 players in the Women’s Semifinals playing with the new Wilson Juice and Steam, the rackets legality now comes into question….
Can rackets THIS GOOD really be legal?!
See the evidence: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/juice-steam/the-evidence/

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Kei Nishikori spins Djokovic out of Basel



Kei Nishikori is continuing his strong run at the end of this ATP Calendar year.  Following his two singles wins in Davis Cup, Kei has reached the semi’s in Kuala Lumpur ATP (win over #11 Almagro), semi’s in Shanghai (win over #8 Tsonga) and this week in Basel, after a win over #6 Berdych, he now gets a HUGE win over world #1 Djokovic…handing Djokovic only his 4th loss of the year.

Kei is taking it to new levels….. this marks his 1st win over a world #1 and will likely be ranked within the Top 30 after this week. It’s awesome to see Kei going BIG…what’s the key to his new-found success? Could it be the racket? Could it be his upped fitness level? Could it be his coaching team? Who knows?! We are just proud Kei is doing well!!

GO KEI GO!!

 


WILSON RACQUET SPORTS & KEI NISHIKORI PARTNER WITH SOLES4SOULS AT SWETKA’S

Kei Nishikori swings his Tour BLX tennis racket

Wilson Racquet Sports, the leading tennis manufacturer in the world, is proud to announce a partnership with Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity.

On Saturday, February 5, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Wilson Racquet Sports will be partnering with San Jose tennis specialty store, Swetka’s Tennis Shop, to offer tennis consumers the opportunity to trade in their current tennis shoes from any brand and purchase new Wilson adult tennis shoes at half the retail price. As a part of this very special day, professional tennis player and Wilson athlete, Kei Nishikori, will be appearing at Swetka’s to sign autographs for his fans. Nishikori, currently ranked #70 in the world and from Japan, is one of the most popular and promising young tennis stars globally and is scheduled to play in next week’s SAP Open men’s professional tournament in San Jose, California.

Every 9 seconds, Soles4Souls gives away another pair of shoes to someone in need. The shoe charity has earned glowing endorsements from Hollywood stars and professional athletes, but the people that truly make the non-profit organization effective are those who clean out their closets to personally drop off their ‘gently worn’ shoes at a participating location.

“Soles4Souls makes such a difference in the lives of so many and has really helped us to ensure we stay true to our core values. Health and wellness is important not only for our feet and body but also for our environment. Wilson and Swetka’s are happy to be pairing up to contribute to this cause,” said Claire Ortiz, Global Business Director of Apparel & Footwear at Wilson Racquet Sports. “As the number #1 global brand in tennis and leader in performance tennis products, we are excited to help people around the world and truly make a difference.”

Soles4Souls and Wilson Racquet Sports will be collecting your gently worn tennis footwear or monetary contributions to ship to people in need, whether they are victims of natural disasters or subject to living in extreme poverty. It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets. The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone’s life.

“Wilson Racquet Sports is a terrific partner and we are excited they are offering customers a great way to get involved in our mission,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Their efforts will benefit many people in need and we are proud to have their support,” he said.

For more information, please contact Swetka’s Tennis Shop, 1039 El Monte Ave # J., Mountain View, California 94040, 650-968-8952, www.swetkas.com

To learn more about Wilson Racquet Sports, please visit www.wilson.com and www.facebook.com/WilsonTennis.

People and companies interested in donating can visit the Soles4Souls website at www.giveshoes.org.

Kei Nishikori hit a big forehand with his Tour BLX tennis racket