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Rufin Reaches 1st ATP Tour Quarterfinals

Rufin uses the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket

Rufin Reaches 1st ATP Tour Quarterfinals

At Open 13 in Marseille, France, Wilson Rising Star Guillaume Rufin proved that he is ready to take his place on the ATP Tour.

Using his Blade 98 tennis racket, Rufin has catapulted himself into his first ATP Tour quarterfinals after defeating Mertens 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

The 19 year old Rufin now finds himself in the midst of a competitive quarterfinals field which includes ATP Tour World No.8 Soderling and fellow Frenchman ATP World No.9 Tsonga.

“To be in the quarters of a tour event feels terrific,” said Rufin. “I need to keep my focused and stay zoned into competing my best.”

Rufin will now face Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals of Marseille.


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Wilson players Roger Federer and Serena Williams on Top of the World Tennis Ranks

 

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Wilson players Roger Federer and Serena Williams on Top of the World Tennis Ranks

Wilson players Roger Federer and Serena Williams sit atop the professional tennis ranks.

Roger Federer is #1 on the ATP World Tour and continues to be nothing less than extraordinary.  Earlier this year, Roger made his mark on tennis history as he used his Wilson [K]Six-One Tour racket to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon to lift his major title count to a record 15 Grand Slam titles.

“This year has been fantastic for me and I look forward to finishing the year on a successful note,” said Roger Federer, the greatest player of all time. Federer owns many records, most notably the record for most consecutive weeks at number one (237), most consecutive major finals appearances (10) and most consecutive semifinals appearances at a major (22).

Roger is scheduled to be in action in Basel, Paris and at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on November 22nd when the eight best players in the men’s game compete for the ATP World Tour title.

Serena Williams regained her world #1 WTA Tour ranking after using her [K]Blade Team racket to reach the Round of 16 at the China Open last week.

Williams now has the chance to add to her career total of 72 weeks at number one. “Obviously I’m happy to be there because I’ve worked so hard this year to get there. I think I’ve earned it,” Williams said.

It has been a great year for Serena as she took the Australian Open and Wimbledon singles titles. She has also had success on the doubles court with sister Venus as they took 3 of the 4 Grand Slam Women’s Doubles titles in 2009.

“Wilson’s tennis history is unparalleled,” says Wilson Tour Director Massimo Calvelli. “Roger and Serena are a tremendous part of the Wilson tennis heritage and we are extremely proud to have them on the Wilson team.”

2010 promises to be an outstanding year for the Wilson Tour Team.

For a little hint to what’s neXt from Wilson and Roger Federer, please click here.

 

Venus and Serena qualify for Sony Ericsson Championships in Doubles

 

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Venus Williams and Serena Williams used their Wilson [K]Blade Team rackets to qualify for doubles event at the Sony Ericsson Championships, set to take place for the second year in a row at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex in Doha, Qatar, from October 27-November 1, 2009.

The team of Venus Williams/Serena Williams is the second to qualify for the Championships and will join Cara Black/Liezel Huber, along with singles competitors Dinara Safina, Serena Williams, Elena Dementieva, and Caroline Wozniacki, all of whom have previously qualified and are headed to Doha. The world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams from the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour season will compete for the coveted Sony Ericsson Championships title and a share of the record Championships prize money of $4.55 million.

“We are thrilled to be heading to Doha for the Sony Ericsson Championships,” said Serena Williams. “I love playing doubles with Venus as we have so much fun on the court. This year, we actually decided to put more emphasis on our doubles careers and going to Doha has been on our mind all season. I am thrilled to have an opportunity to compete at the Sony Ericsson Championships in both singles and doubles.”

“It’s been extremely rewarding to win a number of big doubles titles with Serena this year,” said Venus Williams. “While playing doubles with my sister is one of the best experiences for me, qualifying for the Sony Ericsson Championships as a team is a great accomplishment and we can’t wait to get to Doha and take on the best doubles teams in the world.”

Venus and Serena Williams’ 2009 season includes victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, in addition to winning a title at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. Venus and Serena Williams, along with Lisa Raymond, are the only active players to have completed the career doubles Grand Slam (2001/2003/2009 Australian Open, 1999 Roland Garros, 2000/2002/2008/2009 Wimbledon, 1999/2009 US Open). Overall, Venus and Serena have won 10 Grand Slam doubles titles and hold a perfect 10-0 record in Grand Slam finals. In the Open era, the Williams team is the third-most successful Grand Slam doubles partnership, trailing only the team of Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver (21 Grand Slam titles) and the team of Gigi Fernandez/Natasha Zvereva (14 Grand Slam titles).

 

Information Courtesy of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

 

 

Poll: Which Wilson player do you think will reach #1 in the world in 2010?

Which Wilson player do you think will reach #1 in the world in 2010?

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Juan Martin Del Potro uses the Wilson K Six-One 95 racket

Juan Martin Del Potro uses the Wilson K Six-One 95 racket

2009 Wimbledon Women's Singles Champion Serena

2009 Wimbledon Women's Singles Champion Serena

Melanie Oudin uses her Wilson K Blade Tour racket and gets pumped

Melanie Oudin uses her Wilson K Blade Tour racket and gets pumped

Congrats to Roger Federer Tribute Video Contest Winner- Celine Lostracco and Paul Lefebvre

To celebrate Roger Federer’s triumph of owning the most Grand Slams in tennis history, Wilson asked fans to pay tribute to the all time-great in the Roger Federer Tribute Video Contest.

There was a great response with thousands participating.

Wilson is proud to announce the winner of the Roger Federer autographed Wilson [K]Six-One Tour racket is Celine Lostracco from Texas.

It was a family event as Celine submitted a video of her brother Paul’s artwork and the music was created by Celine’s son Patrick.

Paul Lefebvre said of his original Roger Federer paintings, “Roger Federer’s artistry, natural elegance on and off the court was my inspiration. His sense of sportsmanship, fair play, genuine kindness and generosity on all levels is what I admire most in a champion.”

When asked about the video, Celine said, “Our family loves tennis and I thought it would be great to share Paul’s art that pays tribute to our favorite player, Roger!”

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. Congratulations to Celine Lostracco!!

To view the video please click here

US Open Tour Update-

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Click here for a recap of the 2009 US Open

Congratulations to the 2009 US Open Men’s Singles Champion Juan Martin Del Potro!!

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