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Here’s to making every minute count!

Hey there,

So not much time to write, but want to say congrats to Roger Federer on 300 weeks at #1!! I am pretty certain that this record will hold for at least my lifetime… not sure what will happen first, Cubs win the World Series or someone beats Roger’s weeks at #1!! lol 

Since it’s Sunday night and still have a ton to do before AM, check out a little something I wrote for an upcoming book by Scoop M on Roger… pretty much sums up my thoughts on the greatest player ever.

Also a big congrats to Vika for continuing to kick a** with her Wilson Juice! 6 titles this year and still reigning #1, great job!

Until later,

Tracy

Everyone knew that Roger Federer was special. It’s always a big question mark if someone will realize their true potential. Not only did Roger realize his potential, he exceeded everyone’s expectations and continues to amaze year after year. Just when everyone has already written him off, he reclaims the Wimby title and #1 ranking to set yet another record.
There has never been anyone in the game to set a standard so high ON and OFF the court.
My respect for Roger grew exponentially after seeing him do his media at prior to the start of Wimbledon. He’s defending champ and he looks relaxed and happy to engage in the interviews. He gives his undivided attention… in 5 different languages! You can tell he truly enjoys the entire process and looks like there is no other place that he would rather be than in tennis. Don’t really remember any former #1 players really putting in the time and effort he does. It’s really set an example for the Next Gen of players.
But probably the thing I get a kick out of most is watching players watch Roger practice. You never really see OTHER players just be in awe of other players… except when its Roger. And on top of that, players– his ‘peers’ want their own pictures with him. Maybe it’s how social media has changed the way we communicate… but you know history is being made when most of these ATP & WTA players are coming up to Roger like a fan to make sure they document it. You know they will say, “I was playing when”…

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Oh to be young again

Mackenzie McDonald visits the Wilson tennis players suite

Mackenzie McDonald visits the Wilson tennis players suite

Well, it’s Sunday and I am in pain. While the Tour Team is still busting it in Paris, I am back in Chicago trying to recover from my 5k run yesterday. For not training and being about 10+ lbs. overweight, it didn’t go too badly…. I finished in 26:11 and had a great time in the city with ‘Chicago family’ Cy, Kenny, Cory, Laura & Holli after the run… thank you again for everyone’s great support! 🙂

This is one of the 1st times I have missed the juniors in Paris since coming to Wilson and I have to admit, I miss it. I really like working with the kids and seeing their progress from 12’s to 14’s to playing junior slams, then to the pros. There is something very special about seeing the development of a player and seeing what it takes to move onto the the pro level.

I am hanging on my couch watching one of our young players David Goffin take on his childhood hero Roger Federer now… it was only a couple of years ago when David was playing juniors…..and now he made his way through qualies, all the way into the 4th round of the main draw!!! He has improved leaps and bounds and it’s so great to see him come into his own. Last year, we were talking about Milos Raonic in the same way… you never know when the breakthrough will happen and for me that is the most fun part to see.

I can’t wait to see how our young players will get through the tournament… keep an eye out for Kyle Edmund, Francoise Abanda, Filip Peliwo, Mackie McDonald, Genie Bouchard and many more….

Go Wilson team!!

Until later,

Tracy

PS Thanks to Mario for the pics of some of our kids visiting the suite!

Filip Peliwo getting a new Wilson tennis bag at the Paris suite

Filip Peliwo getting a new Wilson tennis bag at the Paris suite

Dash for Detection Run complete!!

Dash for Detection Run complete!!

Eye Candy/Talent & Cougars

So it’s not an easy job but somebody’s gotta do it!!!. Yesterday was a fun day for me at the suite, there was a lot of…… well, how do we say it?!……TALENT… that came around….lol…….. I am not opposed to many good looking guys coming by the suite, being super nice and friendly…. so I just admire the view….Lukas Rosol, Joao Sousa, Horia Tecau, Robert Lindstedt, Feliciano Lopez & Eduardo Schwank all stopped by yesterday….. eye candy to the max…… it may have been the best looking day thus far 😉 All great guys, but think I am old enough to be their cougar!!! lol

Actually, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is: Which player would you date?

Well for the Wilson tour team, we have a policy that you do not date players or industry people….. This is important because tennis is sooooo small and as much as we (I) joke about the looks/talent, we really keep everything separated and professional. Not sure other brands are as serious as we are on this, but because tennis is so small, we all travel so much and are around the same people week after week, this is not an option…. what’s that saying? Don’t dip your pen in the company ink?!

Tennis is a company/small industry and definitely have to keep it kosher…..but think about the tennis players growing up on the road… it’s really not easy… Serious jr tennis players and pros leave their families and friends and are gone for 25+ weeks a year….Tennis is super international which makes it fun to experience all the different cultures, etc., but it can also reek havoc on your personal life……being gone more than 50% of the year, doesn’t really make a great base for a stable relationship….. in a new country every week, just trying to keep in contact with your loved ones via text, Skype, etc……you can never really replace one on one face time….. and if you told me 10 yrs ago when I retired from playing that I would be back on the road,with the same tennis traveling circus, I would’ve laughed in your face…  guess just like anything, it has its positives and it’s negatives! 😛

So since we are on the dating theme for this entry, check out this fun video we shot with Alexandr Dolgopolov proposing to his…. well, you’ll see!!! 🙂

Will write more on this vid and our vid of our players who fought through the qualifying to make the main draw later, but gotta go get ready….today is the first day of main draw so it will be a long day at the courts….. 3 hrs of sleep total, but I am raring to go!!

LET’S DO IT WILSON TEAM!!!

Until later,

Tracy

Joao Sousa, Jacob Martin & Lukas Rosol at the Wilson suite in Paris

Joao Sousa, Jacob Martin & Lukas Rosol at the Wilson suite in Paris

Tennis Public Service Announcement

This video series was inspired by the drug PSA’s in the late 80’s & early 90’s… (yes, I am showing my age!) 🙂

So you saw the 1st PSA with Bryce and now Australian Open Girls Doubles Champion Gabby Andrews gets the opportunity to show her acting by playing UBER badly and then really do her thing, by hitting the ball HUGE!!! During the shoot, it was funny because our videographer Robin had Gabby hit the ball directly at him and she clocked him with a forehand!! I think he was surprised about the pop on her shots!! Must be the Wilson tennis racket! 😉 haha Gabby is definitely a player to watch, so keep an eye out!

We will have a couple more of these fun short vids, that we hope you find funny and make you smile a bit.

Have an amazing weekend filled with chocolate eggs! 😉

Until later,

Tracy

Wilson’s Next Gen move on at Sony Ericsson Open

Wilson’s Next Gen are tennis superstars in the making.

See which players are starting to come into their own.

MORE NEXT.

 

Playing with her Wilson Six.One 95, 17 year old Madison Keys made her way through qualifying and defeated Rybarikova 6-7 6-2 6-1 to reach the 2nd round of Sony Ericsson Open. Madison will now take on 5th seed Radwanska.

 

Madison Keys plays with Wilson Six.One 95

Madison Keys plays with Wilson Six.One 95

 

 

Armed with his Wilson Pro Staff 95, 20 year old Grigor Dimitrov defeats Kukushkin 6-2 6-2 to reach the 2nd round and will now take on 29th seed Chela.

 

Grigor Dimitrov plays with Wilson Pro Staff 95

Grigor Dimitrov plays with Wilson Pro Staff 95

 

21 year old Simona Halep swings her Wilson Pro Staff 100 to victory over Carla Suarez Navarro and will take on Petrova for a spot in the 3rd round of Sony Ericsson Open.

 

Simona Halep plays with Wilson Pro Staff 100

Simona Halep plays with Wilson Pro Staff 100

 

20 year old Ksenia Pervak used her Wilson Tour to defeat Anastasiya Yakimova 6-4 6-0. Ksenia will now play 11th seed Schiavone.

Ksenia Pervak plays with Wilson Tour

Ksenia Pervak plays with Wilson Tour

 

 

Grigor Dimitrov & Alexandr Dolgopolov love to have fun. Click here to watch this fun video

Sabine Lisicki answers Facebook fan questions

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Sabine Lisicki is the WTA world #14 and always a crowd favorite.

Sabine has had her best results with her Wilson Blade 98 Pink BLX tennis racket, reaching a career high #14 and reached the semis of Wimbledon, becoming the 1st German in 12 years to reach a Grand Slam semi.

We caught up with Sabine to get some of your fan questions answered.

Anderson Chan What’s your favorite dessert and which kind of restaurant’s you like to go :)?
Sabine: Ice cream in the summer at a gelatos place. I enjoy the variety of restaurants. Pretty much depends what I feel like. But I do like to go to Indian restaurants.

Robin Wilson  Whats your pre-match meal/snack consist of?
Sabine: Usually plain rice or gluten free pasta with a little bit of chicken

Kristin Dietz Jones What is your favorite junk food?
Sabine: See question number one

Aliny Calejon  Who’s her dream mixed doubles partner?
Sabine: Roger Federer

Ahmad Mubarak Tell us about your pet.
Sabine: What do you want to know? It’s a Yorkshire terrier and is called Happy 🙂

Juice & Steam Produces Results

Wilson Juice and Steam tennis rackets were launched less than a month ago and are already producing great results for Wilson’s top tour players.
Since making the switch to the Juice 100, Victoria Azarenka holds a 12-0 record, won her 1st Grand Slam title in Melbourne to become the 1st Belarusian in WTA history to reach the #1 ranking.
Also armed with the Juice 100 is Wilson Exclusive athlete Feliciano Lopez, who reached the Round of 16 at the Australian Open to reach a career high #15 on the ATP World Tour rankings.
And the Steam is also bringing some serious play. Kei Nishikori made history as he became the 1st Japanese player in 80+ years to reach the quarterfinals of Australian Open and now sits at a career high #20 on the ATP World Tour.
On the women’s side, Petra Kvitova is at at the #2 on the WTA with the Steam 100.
Career high rankings, Australian Open titles and the 1&2 player on the WTA…. Solid start for Juice & Steam!!!

Victoria AzarenkaWTA #1
Wilson Juice 100

Petra KvitovaWTA #2
Wilson Steam

Feliciano LopezATP World Tour #15
Wilson Juice 100


Kei Nishikori- ATP World Tour #20
Wilson Steam