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Congrats to all our players on a great 2012 Olympic games!

Embodying the best that tennis has to offer, Wilson players won eight Olympic medals in London, more than any other racket brand. Hallmark victories included: a gold for Serena Williams with her Wilson Blade Team; a silver from Roger Federer, 17-time Grand Slam champion in the men’s final, using his Pro Staff 90; and a gold for Serena and Venus Williams in the women’s doubles. In addition, world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka earned a historic bronze for Belarus, and Juan Martin Del Potro secured a bronze for Argentina. 

 

“We are proud of all of our players who competed in London,” said Jon Muir, general manager, Wilson Racquet Sports.  “To see such outstanding performances and medal-winning achievements is something that we all celebrate for our players.”

 

Williams won her first individual Olympic gold in top form after winning her fifth Wimbledon title on the same court four weeks earlier. Losing only 17 games in her six matches, the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion shares the tennis record of four Olympic golds with her sister, Venus. In windy conditions, Williams dominated Maria Sharapova with big serves from the baseline to defeat her 6-0, 6-1 and become the second woman ever to win a Golden Slam.

 

“This win means so much to me because it’s my first individual gold medal and I’ve worked incredibly hard for it,” said Williams. “Grand Slam wins feel amazing but winning in the Olympics is another feat completely.”

 

Williams joined her sister Venus to secure gold again for the U.S. in women’s doubles. They defeated Wilson player Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic who took the silver medal. Serena is the first player in history to achieve a Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.

 

Victoria Azarenka, playing with the Juice 100, became the first medal winner for Belarus in Olympic tennis history. In mixed doubles, Wilson players Azarenka and Max Mirnyi clinched the gold medal. Next generation Wilson player Laura Robson teamed with Andy Murray to win silver.

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Australian Open gets Juice’d

The new Wilson Juice is the talk among the players and around the tournament!

Representing Wilson full blown, Feliciano Lopez swings his Wilson Juice 100 to defeat Isner 6-1 in the 5th set to reach the 4th round of Australian Open.
Feli photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150503033743657.366369.26577873656&type=1

Feli’s gear:
Juice 100 tennis racket
Tour 15 pack tennis bag blue
Pro Overgrip white
Tour Ikon Shoes
Laser Speed Crew
Laser Speed Shirt
W Bandana

Michael Llodra will be serving and volleying with his Wilson Juice Pro as he takes on Murray for the 1st night match on HiSense arena tomorrow.
Juice: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/juice-steam/intro/ & AO Autograph session photos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150495085073657&set=a.10150484973998657.363538.26577873656&type=3&theater

Mica’s gear:
Juice Pro racket
Tour 15 tennis bag blue
Natural Gut 16
Pro Overgrip white

The newest member of the Wilson team, WTA World #3 Vika Azarenka will be armed with the Wilson Juice 100 as she takes on fellow Wilson player Iveta Benesova in the 4th round of the Australian Open.
Check out Vika photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150490573778657.364327.26577873656&type=3

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


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http://www.twitter.com/wilsontennis
http://www.youtube.com/wilsonracquet

Getting to know French Davis Cup hero Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra plays with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

Michael Llodra led the French Davis Cup team to victory as he used his Pro Tour BLX tennis racket to win both his singles and the doubles rubber, giving France their first win over Spain since 1923.

Get to know Michael as he answers these important questions! 🙂

 

If you were NOT a Professional Tennis Player what would you see yourself doing instead?

Soccer player

Who do you admire the most?

My wife

What was your worst injury while playing tennis? 

In Roland Garros Under 16’s, Fell on the court, and broke my arm

Tell us something that no one would know about you. 

My passion is wine

Describe your idea of a perfect vacation.

Spend some time with my family in Bordeaux

What is your favorite fast food place? 

Burger King, Double Whopper

What kind of pet do you have?

Dog, a lab named Sonny

Favorite Color?

Pink

What is the most listened to song on your iPod?

Bruce Springsteen – The River

 What is your favorite movie quote?
“Okay, okay” – The Visitor

Mac or PC?

Mac

Blackberry or iPhone?

BB

One word you use too much 

Fais chier, it means Shit

What is your most memorable story from tennis?

When I won Wimby dubs with Clement……we were drunk the night before…..just a little drunk

How many years have you been with Wilson?

17 years

What is the best thing about being part of the Wilson Team?

Everybody is nice and cool 

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