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Peter Ashley in all Wilson Tennis gear



Wilson Girls Own the Court with Their Wilson Racquets


In head to toe Wilson, Katarina Jokic outlasted Anastasia Nefedova 6-3, 6-0 to win the Eddie Herr G12s singles championship. Known for her aggressive baseline game, the 12 year old used her Tour BLX racquet to take the title.  The match was filled with long baseline rallies, and Jokic reliable groundstrokes helped her stay above her opponent. Katarina has played with a Wilson racquet and recently became a Wilson exclusive player by adding Wilson apparel and footwear to her game. Wilson is proud to have the new champion on the team and looks forward to her future success.

Another Wilson exclusive player, Peter Ashley defeated Clement Geens 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the B14s singles final. Ashley’s endurance and aggressive style of play helped him dig deep after losing the first set. The 14 year old plays with the Pro Tour BLX racquet and is now 100% Wilson with his Tour Trance shoes and Wilson apparel. Check out Ashley’s take on his Wilson gear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UIORhcPhV0

The girls division was completely dominated by Wilson champions and each title was won with a Wilson racquet!

18’s Lauren Davis

16’s Samantha Crawford

14’s Francoise Abanda

12’s Katarina Jokic


Interview with Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro plays with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

2009 US Open champ Juan Martin Del Potro is in Argentina getting ready for the 2011 season. We caught up with Juan Martin to get some of your questions answered. Enjoy this short interview with Juan Martin!


Question from Sigit Eric: What kind of strings do you use? How tight would you string it??

Juan Martin: I use Luxilon Alu Power 125 and string at 63 pounds


Question from Kiyoko Saito: If you were not a pro tennis player, what would you like to do for work?

Juan Martin: I would be an architect


Question from Jason Ciaccio: Why did u ever cut your long hair?! And what will be your next hair style?

Juan Martin: I cut it because I did not like it anymore, I think it was more of a teenager style, now I am a man!!!

Next cut, I don’t know lets see…….


Question from Emiliano Cassani: Que recomendación me das para poder controlar mis nervios a la hora de un partido?

Juan Martin: Los nervios afectan todos los jugadores, jo tambien soy muy nervioso cuando juego. Mi consejo es entrenar duro para despues tener la confianca que en el partido puedes haser la misma cosas que en el entrenamiento


Question from Arturs Lazdins: What is your favorite thing to do off court?

Juan Martin:I like to go on internet, watch football games and spend time with my family and friends


Question from Paul Heywood: How can I best use my height as an advantage on court?

Juan Martin: Work on your serve and volley…..You can cover the court better and the opponent will have problems passing you at the net, it will be tough to lob you and you can defenitly serve with better angle and power


Question from Chee Yan Tang: Would you prefer to date someone your height,  shorter or maybe…taller?

Juan Martin: Any size is fine as long as she is beautiful!!!!


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?


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?


Blackberry or iPhone?


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

Juan Martin Del Potro Reaches a Career High #4 on the ATP World Tour


This week Juan Martin Del Potro reached a career high #4 on the ATP World Tour.

“Juan Martin’s meteoric rise to the top of men’s tennis has been nothing less than superb,” says Antoine Ballon, Global Marketing Director. “Juan Martin’s game continues to impress and we look forward to watching him play with his new Pro Tour BLX racket at the Australian Open.”

2009 was an outstanding year for the young Argentine, as he captured three titles, including his first Grand Slam crown. Del Potro’s US Open win made him the first player to beat Nadal and Federer in a Grand Slam tournament and the first Argentine to capture US Open since Vilas in 1977.  He also reached his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final and closed the season by reaching the final of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. Del Potro finished the year as the youngest player in the Top 10.

“2009 was a great year for me,” says Del Potro. “I can’t wait to play next week and debut my new racket at the Australian Open, the Pro Tour BLX. It looks cool and feels amazing!”

Del Potro will take the court equipped with his new Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket at the Australian Open starting Monday Jan.18th