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Nothing is perfect

Renaud Vallon and Mike Steck doing work

Renaud Vallon and Mike Steck doing work

Buono notte!

So the past few days have been super productive and we were able to get some great shots of our 2013 apparel, shoot one of my favs Alexandr Dolgopolov and even got Mike  & Renaud to do some manual labor!! haha (Check photo)

It’s Monday night and it was a day of unexpected rest. Today we had a day off because of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Vika Azarenka reaching the finals of Madrid. They are the final players we needed to shoot and today was a travel day, so now we will stay here in Rome to await their arrival.

What you may not think about is that it takes an incredible amount of planning from all sides to make photo shoots & video shoots happen. Even if we make the perfect plan, there are always many variables….match results, weather conditions, injuries, preparations to play, it often shifts and we must adjust. We have been extremely lucky to get the footage we have on site and to do this leading into the French Open is really intense.

I was never a great player and to me it is INCREDIBLE how players like Roger, Serena and Vika are able to keep their focus & level so high, with so many outside commitments to sponsors, to the tournament, to media, etc….. amazing. That makes them great in more ways than one.

So since we had a day off, I was able to play tourist for a few hours and visit the Trevi fountain. There were a crazy amount of people there, but I was able to get my photo and make a wish…. I wish to come back to Rome! 🙂

Let’s cross our fingers and hope we get some good stuff with our players tomorrow!

Until later,


Alexandr Dolgopolov and coach Jack Reader discussing steps forward

Alexandr Dolgopolov and coach Jack Reader discussing steps forward

At Trevi Fountain and praying for players to make it tomorrow!

Trevi Fountain praying for players and good weather tomorrow!


Australian Open gets Juice’d

The new Wilson Juice is the talk among the players and around the tournament!

Representing Wilson full blown, Feliciano Lopez swings his Wilson Juice 100 to defeat Isner 6-1 in the 5th set to reach the 4th round of Australian Open.
Feli photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150503033743657.366369.26577873656&type=1

Feli’s gear:
Juice 100 tennis racket
Tour 15 pack tennis bag blue
Pro Overgrip white
Tour Ikon Shoes
Laser Speed Crew
Laser Speed Shirt
W Bandana

Michael Llodra will be serving and volleying with his Wilson Juice Pro as he takes on Murray for the 1st night match on HiSense arena tomorrow.
Juice: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/juice-steam/intro/ & AO Autograph session photos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150495085073657&set=a.10150484973998657.363538.26577873656&type=3&theater

Mica’s gear:
Juice Pro racket
Tour 15 tennis bag blue
Natural Gut 16
Pro Overgrip white

The newest member of the Wilson team, WTA World #3 Vika Azarenka will be armed with the Wilson Juice 100 as she takes on fellow Wilson player Iveta Benesova in the 4th round of the Australian Open.
Check out Vika photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150490573778657.364327.26577873656&type=3

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

To keep up with the latest:

Groth swings Wilson BLX to 1st WTA Tour title

Jarka Groth swings her Wilson Pro Open BLX racket to victory


Groth swings Wilson BLX to 1st WTA Tour title

Swinging her Wilson Pro Open BLX racket, Jarmila Groth capped a breakthrough summer winning her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title at the Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open tennis tournament.

“I’m feeling great!” exclaimed Groth. “This has been a great year for me…. I’ve had some of my best results with my BLX racket and I want it to continue!”

Groth, who reached the Round of 16 at both the French Open and Wimbledon, was a solid first seed throughout the week in Guangzhou, losing just 15 games total, which marked the least amount of games lost en route to a title this year. She ended the career week off with a 6-1 6-4 win over fellow Wilson player Alla Kudryavtseva. Groth’s title win catapults her into the Top 50 on the WTA Tour rankings for the first time in her career.

“Jarka is having a strong finish to the year and we can only expect for her to build on this great result,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. “We look forward to watching her have strong 2011.”

Jarka Groth wins her 1st WTA Tour title


Quick questions with Jarmila “Jarka” Groth……

How are you going to celebrate the title win? I am here alone so don’t have anybody to celebrate with and also tomorrow I am flying to Seoul where I am playing on Tuesday. But I am sure my husband celebrated it for me with my coach 🙂

Who is more competitive, you or your husband? Do you ever get competitive with each other (ie board games, etc.)? We both are very competitive way, too much, so if we want our marriage to work can’t play any games against each other otherwise one of us will get angry 🙂

What is the weirdest or funniest Tweet you have ever received?  Funny tweet I got? hmmm Maybe, the one when I was asked if I will play Wimbledon next year?!:) but otherwise I get lots of them who support me which is awesome!!

What do you love about your Wilson Pro Tour BLX racket? I always loved my rackets! I been with Wilson since I started and I can say it’s the best. I love the feeling of it and I always know I can count on it and I know it’s mine and can feel everything I need to 🙂 and it helps me win!!

To keep up with Jarka, follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jarka_groth

Getting to know French Davis Cup hero Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra plays with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX tennis racket

Michael Llodra led the French Davis Cup team to victory as he used his Pro Tour BLX tennis racket to win both his singles and the doubles rubber, giving France their first win over Spain since 1923.

Get to know Michael as he answers these important questions! 🙂


If you were NOT a Professional Tennis Player what would you see yourself doing instead?

Soccer player

Who do you admire the most?

My wife

What was your worst injury while playing tennis? 

In Roland Garros Under 16’s, Fell on the court, and broke my arm

Tell us something that no one would know about you. 

My passion is wine

Describe your idea of a perfect vacation.

Spend some time with my family in Bordeaux

What is your favorite fast food place? 

Burger King, Double Whopper

What kind of pet do you have?

Dog, a lab named Sonny

Favorite Color?


What is the most listened to song on your iPod?

Bruce Springsteen – The River

 What is your favorite movie quote?
“Okay, okay” – The Visitor

Mac or PC?


Blackberry or iPhone?


One word you use too much 

Fais chier, it means Shit

What is your most memorable story from tennis?

When I won Wimby dubs with Clement……we were drunk the night before…..just a little drunk

How many years have you been with Wilson?

17 years

What is the best thing about being part of the Wilson Team?

Everybody is nice and cool 




Take a photo of yourself play testing or playing with a new Wilson® BLX tennis racket. Submit the photo at Wilson Tennis Facebook application http://apps.facebook.com/wilson_contest/ and you are automatically entered in the contest to win a hit with ATP Tour World #5 ranked Juan Martin Del Potro or hundreds of other prizes.
Contest begins tomorrow, Monday April 12th

Poll: What do you think Roger Federer’s nickname should be?

Wilson Tour Update- Australian Open 2010

Roger Federer used his new Wilson Six One Tour BLX tennis racket to win his 16th Grand Slam title at the 2010 Australian Open

Wilson’s Tour Team started the new decade in style as Roger Federer took his 16th career Grand Slam title, Serena Williams won her 12th career Grand Slam title to tie Wilson Tennis legend Billie Jean King and Venus & Serena Williams continued their doubles success as they won their 11th Grand Slam Doubles title.

For full results from this year’s Australian Open, click here to check out Wilson’s Tour Update.

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Have a great week