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Getting to know Czech Davis Cup hero Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek plays with the Wilson Kobra tennis racket

Getting to know Jan Hajek

Jan Hajek helped lift the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup semifinals by winning both his singles and doubles rubber over Chile.  Get to know this Wilson Tour Team player a little bit better. Jan plays with the Wilson Kobra Team tennis racket.

What shot feels most natural to you? Backhand

Off Court, what activities make you feel alive?   Time spending with family and friends

Name something you secretly enjoy, but hate to admit    Sitting and drinking my favorit beer 🙂 

What makes you feel unique?   Hunger for winning and success

If your house was on fire, and you could only grab three things before you left, what would they be?  My wife Daja , our yorkshire dog Rex , Davis Cup Trophy for the final 2009

How long have you been with Wilson? 2 years

What is your favorite part of being on the Wilson Team? I am happy with everything

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Goerges swings Wilson BLX to 1st WTA Tour Title Victory

 

Julia Goerges plays with the Wilson Pro Open BLX tennis racket

 

Goerges swings Wilson BLX to 1st WTA Tour Title Victory

Julia Goerges swung her Wilson Pro Open BLX tennis racket to win her first WTA Tour title when she defeated Bascinszky 6-1, 6-4 in the final of Bad Gastein.

“It feels amazing!” exclaimed Goerges. “I’ve been playing my best tennis with my Wilson BLX tennis racket these past few weeks and it’s giving me the confidence I need going into the US Open.”

Goerges has won 13 of her last 14 matches, winning a $100,000 ITF Women’s Circuit event in France, reaching the semifinals of Palermo last week and now the title win in Bad Gastein.

“Julia’s powerful ground strokes and determination on court helped her through some tough matches this week,” said Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. “She is definitely a player to watch and will quickly become a crowd favorite.”

Wilson Tour Team use Wilson BLX Racket to Sweep Atlanta Tennis Championships

Mardy Fish plays with the Wilson Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket

Wilson Tour Team use Wilson BLX Racket to Sweep Atlanta Tennis Championships 

Swinging their Wilson Six.One BLX tennis rackets, Mardy Fish, Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram swept the Atlanta Championship titles for the Wilson Tour Team. 

Mardy Fish won his second straight tournament and 10th straight match, swinging his Six.One 95 BLX tennis racket to beat Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships. 

“Feels awesome to be winning,” said Fish. “With my fitness level being at its best and having my BLX racket that I know I can count on, I have no frivolous worries and focus on the important things on court.” 

Fish, who won in Newport earlier this month, defeated Isner in a scorching 2 hour, 45 minute match with the on-court temperature nearing 150 degrees. 

In doubles action, Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram beat Bopanna and Vliegen 6-3, 6-7 (4), 12-10 in the doubles final. Lipsky and Ram did not lose a set until the final. 

“We are proud of our guys,” said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. “This is the beginning of the US Open Series and it’s nice to see them playing some great tennis already.” 

US Open Series continues in Los Angeles.

Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram talk strategy before serving it up with their Wilson Six.One BLX rackets

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

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.”

Bondarenko uses new Wilson BLX racket to take Hobart Title

Alona Bondarenko used her Tour BLX racket to become the 2010 Hobart International Singles Champion

Bondarenko uses New Wilson BLX Racket to take Hobart Title

Using her new Wilson Tour BLX tennis racket, Alona Bondarenko wins her second career WTA Tour Singles title in Hobart.

Bondarenko was in great form this week as she used her aggressive baseline game to defeat Peer in the final and also knocked out top seeded Medina Garrigues in the semis.

“I think I was playing better and better as the tournament went on and I think I finished very well so I’m happy about it.”

With an early season title win under her belt, Bondarenko will take on a qualifier in the first round of the Australian Open.

“My game is feeling good, especially with the new racket,” says Bondarenko. She continued with a smile, “I was hitting the ball well all week and hopefully, this racket brings me some luck in Melbourne Park too!”

Australian Open play starts Monday January 18th

Wilson Tour Team Off to a Good Start in 2010

 

Wilson Tour Team Off to a Good Start in 2010

Following an outstanding 2009 where Roger Federer and Serena Williams finished atop the ATP and WTA Tour rankings, the Wilson Tour Team is off to a great start in 2010

In her first tournament since May 2008, Justine Henin used her new Wilson Tour BLX racket to reach the finals of Brisbane.

“This was a big step for me. After leaving for so long, to walk out on the court with such a big crowd… it was very emotional,” Henin said. “I can be positive about this tournament, but I still see a lot of things to work on and this week was only the beginning.”

In Auckland, Flavia Pennetta used her Blade 98 racket as she made easy work of this week’s opponents, not dropping a set en route to the finals of the ASB Classic.

In doubles action, Natalie Grandin used her Tour racket as she reached the finals of Auckland doubles with partner Granville.

“It is great to see many of our players have success as they gear up for the Australian Open,” says Massimo Calvelli. “We look forward to watching Justine and our entire team make their mark on tour this year.”

This week:

Serena Williams, Flavia Pennetta, Agnes Szavay, Leonardo Mayer, and Mardy Fish are in action in Sydney.

Alona Bondarenko, Kateryna Bondarenko, Sara Errani, Carla Suarez Navarro and Jelena Dokic are playing in Hobart.

Philipp Kohlschreiber, Thomaz Bellucci and Arnaud Clement take the court in Auckland.