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Congrats to 2012 US Open Women’s Singles Champion Serena Williams

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Rock it out!!

Jacob Martin, Milos Raonic and Mario Vergara

Jacob Martin, Milos Raonic and Mario Vergara

Hey there,

Well it’s Friday, last day of qualies, and it feels like I have already been here an eternity and the main draw hasn’t even started yet!!
Maybe it’s a hangover still left from last years US Open?! LOL

The last couple of days have been super productive, we have been working on things to show just how much Wilson is involved in the US Open. Wilson and the USTA have been great partners for over 30 years… we have been the Official Ball for 34 years and we are also the Official Stringer for the tournament. We also run a store on site that is located in Armstrong. One thing you may not know is that almost everyone that works in Wilson HQ in Chicago works the Wilson store. It is our opportunity to make sure we connect with the tennis fans/players and get feedback so we always can improve and make the best products possible. It’s uber hardwork for 3 weeks, but everyone is awesome at it!! Come say hello!! 🙂

Being in NY always has a certain amount of energy that no other city in the world has and the US Open brings the best out of the city in a time of the year. Most people are normally in the Hamptons chillin, but everyone comes back to see the best tennis players rock it out in Flushing!!!

Players have pretty much arrived: Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Mardy Fish, Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic, Philipp Kohlschreiber, have all been on site practicing and doing their sponsor commitment events in the city.

Last night was nice for me as I managed to have dinner with my Mom and my uncle who live here in NY and on my way back to the hotel, I ran into Andrea Petkovic!!! Andrea was on her way back to her hotel from the Taste of Tennis which is a fun foodie event. I know I said this in a blog prior, but I’m just really happy to see her back on tour, she is such a good person for the WTA as she is not afraid to show her personality, ham it up a bit when needed and just all in all have fun and enjoy it!! She is a ROCKSTAR and it’s GREAT to have her back.

Anyway, Robin and I are at the hotel now, editing video and making sure we have stuff ready for next week.  Later today we will shoot stuff for our HOPE campaign (more to come on that) and we will be going to MSG for a special announcement later this evening.

Until later,

Tracy

Great photo of the Wilson Stringing Room at US Open. Photo courtesy of Robin Fenlon

Wilson Stringing Room at US Open. Beats by Dre a necessity when stringing Serena Williams’ Wilson Blade Team tennis racket!
Photo courtesy of Robin Fenlon

 

 

 

Wilson Tour Players List- June 2011

Check out what tennis gear your favorite Wilson tour players like Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Mardy Fish & Petra Kvitova are using!!

Wilson Tour Team- ATP Tour Men's Singles

 

Wilson Tour Team- WTA Tour Women's Singles

 

Wilson Tour Team- ATP & WTA Tour Doubles

Alla Kudryavtseva swings Wilson racket to first WTA Tour title

Alla Kudryavtseva swings her Wilson Blade Team racket to victory

Alla Kudryavtseva swings Wilson racket to first WTA Tour title

Swinging her Wilson Blade Team tennis racket, Alla Kudryavtseva captured her 1st WTA Tour title in Tashkent with a 6-4 6-4 win over Vesnina.

It’s been a great second half of the year for Kudryavtseva as she reached a career high #27 in doubles on the WTA Tour in August and now she has found her stride on the singles court. Nine days ago in Guangzhou, Kudryavtseva had never been past the quarters of a WTA Tour singles event. She made the finals of Guangzhou and this week she upset #2 seed Amanmuradova and #4 seed Vesnina en route to the Tashkent Open title.

We caught up with the 22 year old Kudryavtseva after her maiden title win.

Q: Congrats on a great tournament in Tashkent! How does it feel to win your first WTA Tour title?

Alla Kudryavtseva: It feels great. I’m very happy. It was a fantastic experience. I had an amazing 2 weeks reaching the finals week before and then winning the event in Tashkent.

Q: If you could invite 3 celebrities or people to celebrate your win with you, who would they be?

Alla Kudryavtseva: My family (my mom ,dad and brother)! I was really lucky my father was with me at that tournament. It was great to share this moment with him.

Q: Russia is known for their vodka, what is your favorite adult beverage?

Alla Kudryavtseva: Haha Vodka is not a very girly drink. And as an athlete I don’t really drink. I can have an occasional cosmopolitan or a glass of champagne .

Q: If you were to karaoke, what song would you sing?

Alla Kudryavtseva: Great question. I’m not much of a singer…. But with my friends help I would love to do Whitney Huston “I wanna dance with somebody” or Pointer Sisters “I’m so excited”  or Beyonce “Irreplaceable”. But only with my friends. Listening to me sing can be a real challenge though….  

Q: What do you love about your Wilson Blade Team racket?

Alla Kudryavtseva: It’s a really good racket for me. It provides a lot of power, control and the tighter stringing pattern really grabs the spins. I love it.

Serena Williams captures 4th Wimbledon title, 13th Grand Slam

2010 Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams

Serena Williams made her presence known when she defended her Wimbledon title. The match was all about Serena’s well known power game as she defeated Zvonareva in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

“It feels incredible to defend my title here at Wimbledon,” Serena said after her victory. “Vera is such a great competitor but I knew that if I stuck to my game, I had a good chance of winning.”

With her [K] Blade Team racket, the 13 time Grand Slam champion held strong throughout the entire tournament and did not drop a set over two weeks at the All England Club.

Serena knows that her powerful serve gives her an advantage on any opponent and hit 9 aces Saturday, taking her tournament total to a Wimbledon record- 89.

This title gives Serena her 4th Wimbledon in the span of eight years and her 13th Grand Slam overall. She is continues to be world No.1 and is certain to stay at the top, where she has reigned for 110 weeks.

Serena currently stands as world No.1 at both singles and doubles, only the sixth woman in history to do so. With this 13th title, Serena surpasses Billie Jean King’s 12 Grand Slam title record, and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are Williams’ next goal, with 18 majors each.

“Honestly, I’m just doing what I can and working hard,” Williams said. “These great champions give me the motivation to reach my goals.”

Wilson Rising Star Polona Hercog reaches her 1st WTA Tour Final

 
 

Wilson Rising Star Polona Hercog uses the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

 

Wilson Rising Star Polona Hercog reaches her 1st WTA Tour Final


Using her Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket, Wilson Rising Star Polona Hercog reached her first WTA Tour final by defeating fellow Wilson player Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 7-5 at the Mexican Open in Acapulco.
“With every match I am playing better and I felt really comfortable in the warm-up, so I went on the court really confident,” Hercog said.
The 19 year old Hercog has been climbing steadily up the WTA Tour ranks as she won 4 ITF Pro Circuit Challenger events in 2009 and is currently at a career high #59 in singles on the WTA Tour.
“Polona is just starting to tap into her talent and we look forward to seeing many more outstanding results from her,” says Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe.  He continued, “She is a great asset to the Wilson team and we are happy to be part of this bright rising star’s career.”
Of being part of the Wilson team, Hercog said, “I’ve had my best results playing with my Wilson Blade racket and I just love it. Every players racket is a big part of their success and it feels great to go out on the court to play my first WTA final with the ultimate amount of confidence.”
Hercog will face fellow Wilson player Venus Williams in the final.

A TRUE CHAMPION CONTINUES HER LEGACY

 

 

2010 Australian Open Women's Singles and Women's Doubles Champion Serena Williams

A TRUE CHAMPION CONTINUES HER LEGACY

Defending Champion Serena Williams Captures Australian Open Singles Title

Serena and Venus Williams Defend Doubles Championship

Each and every time Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of the Australian Open, she goes on to win the title. This first Grand Slam of 2010 was no exception. Williams dominated this all Wilson final, putting an end to the amazing return of former #1, Justine Henin.

With her [K] Blade Team racket, the 12 time Grand Slam champion held strong throughout the entire tournament despite being injuredThe final match was all about Serena’s well known power game as she defeated Henin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Fans knew they were watching a great champion doing what she does best. Serena pushed through her injury and played like a true champion, running down every ball and leaving it all on the court. 

 

“It feels incredible to defend my title here in Melbourne,” Serena said after winning against Henin. “Justine is a great competitor but I knew this was my time to shine and gave it everything I had.”

This was Williams’ fifth Australian Open title and she is the first woman in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles. She is also the first to win back-to-back Australian Opens since Jennifer Capriati in 2002.

Before winning her singles championship, Serena defended the doubles title with her sister Venus and their [K] Blade Team rackets. The sisters rolled over the world’s top-ranked women’s doubles team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber in two sets 6-4, 6-3. It’s their fourth Australian Open title together; part of their collection of an astonishing eleven Grand Slam women’s doubles championships.

“It is just great to continue this success with Serena,” said Venus after winning her doubles title. “We know each other’s game so well– we’re the perfect match.”