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Inside Wilson Next Gen……..Arantxa Rus answers Facebook fan questions

Arantxa Rus celebrates her win over Clijsters with her Wilson Tour BLX racquet in hand

 

 

Arantxa Rus swung her Wilson Tour BLX tennis racquet to have the best win over her career, defeating world #2 Clijsters to reach the third round of Roland Garros.

The 20 year old lefty has been making great progress through the WTA Tour, winning 6 ITF Circuit titles and reaching her 3rd WTA quarterfinal at Estoril last month. The 2008 Australian Open Junior champion Rus will take on Kirilenko for a spot in the Round of 16.

We caught up with Arantxa to get some insight to this rising star as she answers your Facebook questions.

Enjoy!!

 

Rebekah Franklin: Who’s your favorite player of the ATP?

Arantxa: Nadal…I love his fight and his attitude. Fun to watch.

 

 

Jordy Corallo: Arantxa, what are your career targets and this year will you return in Palermo?!

Arantxa: My first goal is top 20. But my main focus is getting better every day.  I am not sure about Palermo yet 🙂

 

 

Antonio Jesús Villarán López:  Arantxa, do you know how to speak Spanish?

Arantxa: No.  But I am taking classes

 

 

Chris Gilbert: How hard is it top make the move from being a top junior to competing on the WTA tour?

Arantxa: The jump to the challengers was ok. Not too hard. But the jump to the WTA events was tougher. It takes time.

 

 

Noradeli Caselin Gomez:  Your favorite cities to visit?

Arantxa: Barcelona. Beach, shopping, and a beautiful city.

 

 

Alvin Lam: You think you can coach me?

Arantxa: Haha. I will stick to playing. 

 

 

Tennis:  Do you prefer grilled or fried fish tacos?

Arantxa: Not a fish taco fan.  Usually eat regular taco’s.  

 

 

For the latest information on Arantxa, visit her Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/Arantxarus

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Day 4/5- Paris 2011

Hey all,

Hope you are having a great night. Well, it’s 2am here and yes, I have not slept much still, but tonight it was for a great reason, it was Wilson Tour Manager Mario Vergara’s 30th birthday!! 🙂 Happy Bday Mario!

Today was a good day at the office, 1st round matches started and Wilson Next Gen’rs Kei Nishikori and Simona Halep won their matches today and tomorrow will only get better.

Player service has been going well, we had Petra Kvitova, Robert Lindstedt, Horia Tecau, Melanie Oudin, and many more stop by……it is always fun catching up with everyone and seeing them relaxed, away from the intensity of the tournament. We also like to get some of our Wilson Tennis Challenges in…. the players love doing these challenges and even other players around the tournament have noticed how many times I lose in the Wilson Pro Overgrip Challenge!!! haha Pro Overgrip is definitely the most popular choice for the players on court and in challenges!! I think it’s cause they know they have a 99.9% chance of winning!! 😉

Anyway, speaking of challenges, check out this one with Wilson Exclusive athlete Corinna Dentoni.

Enjoy and until tomorrow….Tracy

Day 3- Paris 2011

Wilson Tennis Monarch Skirt
Hey all, It’s 4:50am and I have been up doing email and work since about 1am…I got a solid 2  1/2 hrs of sleep tonight!! 😛 Not sure how long I can keep this up, but we’ve got more work to do!!! 🙂
Today was a super busy day….the suite was rockin as we had Andreas Beck, Petra Martic, Federico Delbonis, Amer Delic, Anne Keothavong, the Bondarenko sisters and many more who stopped by today.
During our player services, we make sure they get the equipment they need as well as get feedback on our products…we have been getting a lot of interest from many players about our tennis apparel….Philipp Kohlscrhreiber, Horia Tecau, Melanie Oudin, Frank Dancevic and Corinna Dentoni are just some of the players wearing our clothing now and will have some fun new editions to our Wilson exclusive team soon!! 🙂
Until then, check out the photos of the new summer apparel collection and what Wilson Exclusive ladies are using at Roland Garros.
Until next time, Tracy
 
 

Corinna Dentoni in Wilson Tennis clothes