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Win a Court Date with Petra Kvitova or Feliciano Lopez

It's a Court Date!!! Enter to win your chance with Petra or Feli!

It's a Court Date!!! Enter to win your chance with Petra or Feli!

Attention singles players: We’re pairing up two lucky tennis players with Petra Kvitová or Feliciano López.

If you love tennis, we know you’ll have a lot in common.

To enter, go to: wilson.com/itsacourtdate and check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/WilsonTennis

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Getting to know Wilson Next Gen’r Gaby Andrews- Get her Australian Open 2012 playlist

Gaby Andrews represent Wilson from head to toe

Gaby Andrews is a young up and coming American tennis player and Wilson Exclusive athlete.

Fresh off winning the Australian Open Girls Doubles title, check out what she likes to listen to get pumped up.

Well done in Oz, Gaby!!!

Wilson Exclusive athlete Gaby Andrews wins the 2012 Australian Open Girls Doubles title with Townsend

Wilson players through to the Australian Open semis

Wilson owns more Grand Slam titles than any other brand and the Wilson team is finding success down under.
We are deep into the draw of the Australian Open and will continue to root these players on as they vie for a 2012 title.

Roger Federer plays with the Wilson Pro Staff 90 tennis racket

Roger Federer plays with the Wilson Pro Staff 90 tennis racket

Roger Federer used his Wilson Pro Staff 90 to grab a straight set win over Juan Martín del Potro and set up the match up everyone was anticipating…. Fed vs. Nadal – 2012 Australian Open semifinals.

Roger Federer carries the Pro Staff legacy. The Pro Staff has been cherished by the game’s greatest icons, including Federer, Sampras, Edberg and Courier. With it’s braided graphite construction, this racket provides the perfect blend of control and feel.

Roger’s gear:
Pro Staff 90 tennis racket
Federer 15 pack tennis bag
Pro Overgrip white
Champions Choice String

Inside Fed’s Head: http://www.youtube.com/user/WilsonRacquet?feature=mhee#p/c/CFFA70455A6713ED/0/Yn2mvu1HJWw>

Petra Kvitova plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Petra Kvitova plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Petra Kvitová swings her Wilson Steam BLX tennis racket into the semis of the Australian Open after defeating Errani 6-4 6-4.

Petra’s gear:
Steam tennis racket
Tour 15 pack tennis bag red
Pro Overgrip Perforated white
W vibration dampener
Luxilon Alu Power 125

Interview goes overboard with Petra video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04b0zPAhc5E

Victoria Azarenka plays with the Wilson Juice tennis racket

Victoria Azarenka plays with the Wilson Juice tennis racket

Armed with the new Wilson Juice 100, Vika Azarenka is through to the Australian Open semis after defeating Radwanska 6-7 6-0 6-2.

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

Inside the Life of Victoria Azarenka: http://www.youtube.com/user/WilsonRacquet?feature=mhee#p/c/045B09A310E7C768

Kei Nishikori plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Kei Nishikori plays with the Wilson Steam tennis racket

Wilson Juice and Steam
With the success of Kei Nishikori becoming the 1st Japanese player to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals in 80+ years and 2 of the 4 players in the Women’s Semifinals playing with the new Wilson Juice and Steam, the rackets legality now comes into question….
Can rackets THIS GOOD really be legal?!
See the evidence: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/juice-steam/the-evidence/

Win some, lose some- G’Day 13- 2012 Australian Open

Well after quite a high the day before, the Wilson team took some tough losses in the last 24 hrs…. not fun watching some of our favorites like Milos and Alexandr lose, but its a long year and they definitely have a lot of great tennis to play in 2012.

Good news, Ekaterina Makarova had the best win of her career and defeated Zvonareva to reach the 4th round. Well done Ekaterina!

And I have to be quite honest, I’m tanking on the blog today because I am exhausted from having a bit of fun last night. The adult beverages were flowing and the dancing was ugly…. haha 😉

So will finish this entry explained in photos. & videos..Happy Sunday.

Until later,

Tracy

ps Apologies to the people who follow me on Twitter, the tweets were a bit overboard at 2am and non tennis related 😉

View from Petra Kvitova's box. GO PETRA!

This is my son... Just kidding! Young tennis fan visiting Wilson tennis booth

Young Roger Federer fans love the Pro Staff tennis racket!

 

Wheel of Topspin! Winners!!

Rap it up!- G’Day 6- 2012 Australian Open

Wilson Tour Team Family Dinner. I'm the only girl, lucky me!

Ok, so making time to write a blog everyday is a bit more difficult than I thought, especially when we are trying to service the players and shoot cool as s**t video!! And how can you tell when I am getting tired? I curse a f**kin lot!!  ;P

So yesterday was crazy, the players suite has been non-stop (3 busiest days ever), we are all just running and trying to make sure every single player in the draw receives the new Wilson Tour tennis bag…. not an easy task. We are 15 players away and the main starts tomorrow so that will be our first project this morning….

Yesterday was super hectic, but fun, Wilson Softgoods Director Claire had Feli Lopez for a few hours to make sure we have ads for the next few months. The photos came out great, make sure to check our Facebook for those photos. www.facebook.com/wilsontennis Not a bad way to spend an afternoon…. ladies, let’s just say it was not painful…. Claire asked Feli, “Can you please take your pants off?” and he obliged! lol Not the way you think! He was just changing outfits for the shoot…. took some control not to take photos or drool!! hahaha

After that, we shot Milos Raonic for the Inside the Life of video that we started here. We’ve had pretty good feedback on these videos, which I am pretty proud of… I always get psyched when people get into the work, keeps me motivated even when I am exhausted. It’s super fun to see the ‘real’ person when I shoot these things……we shot Alexandr Dolgopolov the day before, so check out the video below. It was awesome to see another side of Alex and see him let loose and rap!! He is a great player, he is one of the few I really enjoy watching play and think he is going to be a consistent contender in the years to come…

So the real highlight of last night was the Wilson Tour Team dinner. It is a tradition (I’m all about tradition!) that we make the time at least once during each tournament to have a meal as an entire team. What you may not realize is that Renaud & Clement live in France, Jacob in Spain, Mario, Ron, Joel and I live in Chicago… so it’s a very limited amount of time that we actually spend physical time together, we are always communicating via email, phone and BBM, but tournies are the only time to catch up face to face and together as an entire team.  It’s important, for business and for fun! I like to call it the family dinner cause we do all work so closely together and we do feel like family in so many ways… you can not see each other for a long time, but you pick up where you left off… you argue like dogs, but at the end of the day, we’ve got each others back!!!! lol   🙂 Only one thing missing last night… Dianne! Miss you Dianne! 🙂

You guys may or may not know two of our family members, Ron Rocchi & Joel, but you should! 🙂 They are the people behind making sure every player’s racket is ready for battle.  They are our R&D crew and run the stringing room at the Australian Open and an important part of the team. Ron went big time last night with the 650+ gram steak…solid!! 😛

Anyway, I have to run, get ready to go to the courts and we HAVE TO get these bags to the players so they have the new stuff and you guys see the real new stuff on tv! 🙂

Until later,

Tracy

Welcome to the dark side!- G’Day 4- 2012 Australian Open

Madison Keys and Tracy Almeda-Singian join the dark side!

Hey there,

Today was an EXTREMELY busy day for us…. with the main draw just a few days away the Wilson players suite was bumpin.

I don’t think Jacob had a chance to sit down for a moment, the ‘Rookie’ Clement worked like a dog,  the new Tour tennis bags & new EmotiSorbs were flying all over the place and I only a couple social media things done. One thing you may not know is that when the suite is just rockin out like it was today it’s nearly impossible for me to attend to the social media needs…. THE PLAYERS COME FIRST!! Generally for whatever reason, players tend to come in huge groups, so we could be quiet and not have a player come in for an hour or so, but then 15 players will come in needing their equipment and we are only 3 people here!!! It’s tough because we want to be able to spend time with each player, get their feedback on products, see how they are doing overall, etc….. as we only see them a limited amount of times through the year, but we also want to respect their time and not hold them up. Well, today was definitely one of those days, and we were scrambling non-stop. Some of the players that stopped by today were Klara Zakapolova, Anne Keothavong, Olga Govortsova, Igor Kunistyn, Leo Mayer, Shuai Zhang and many more….

The one thing I managed to do for the day was to do the first 2012 Wilson Tennis Challenge with Madison Keys (she’s in the main draw here!)!! I don’t want to give it all away, but let’s say we took it to another level today and I’m sure you guys will have some comments about what I did! lol Check the photo above and look for video to be posted over the weekend!

That’s all for now, make sure to check our Facebook www.facebook.com/wilsontennis & www.twitter.com/wilsontennis for the latest info from Oz.

Until later,

Tracy

Kei Nishikori spins Djokovic out of Basel



Kei Nishikori is continuing his strong run at the end of this ATP Calendar year.  Following his two singles wins in Davis Cup, Kei has reached the semi’s in Kuala Lumpur ATP (win over #11 Almagro), semi’s in Shanghai (win over #8 Tsonga) and this week in Basel, after a win over #6 Berdych, he now gets a HUGE win over world #1 Djokovic…handing Djokovic only his 4th loss of the year.

Kei is taking it to new levels….. this marks his 1st win over a world #1 and will likely be ranked within the Top 30 after this week. It’s awesome to see Kei going BIG…what’s the key to his new-found success? Could it be the racket? Could it be his upped fitness level? Could it be his coaching team? Who knows?! We are just proud Kei is doing well!!

GO KEI GO!!