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Happy (Twitter) Anniversary to Us

It’s a big day…@WilsonTennis has been on Twitter for 4 years! Let’s celebrate by thanking YOU for following, favoriting, and RTing with a giveaway. Follow us on Twitter @WilsonTennis and tweet this by midnight: “RT @WilsonTennis: Today’s our 4yr Twitter anniversary. To celebrate, we’re giving away 4 #Federer posters! RT to enter” (or just head to our twitter and RT).  See below for details and the official rules.

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WILSON SWEEPS 2012 WIMBLEDON JUNIOR SINGLES TITLES

Wilson’s next generation players, Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo, made Canadian history this weekend by capturing the 2012 Girls’ and Boys’ Wimbledon Singles titles respectively. Bouchard, playing with her Wilson Steam racket, became the first Canadian to win a junior Wimbledon Singles title and captured the Girls’ Doubles title with Townsend. Fellow Canadian Filip Peliwo won the Boys’ Singles finals with his Wilson Blade 98 racket.

“Eugenie and Filip have a bright future,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director of Wilson Racquet Sports. “Wilson’s next generation are extremely passionate about the game and are committed to excel. We are proud to support our young players and give them the tools they need, as they continue their pursuit for more wins.”

 Bouchard took the opening set in 29 minutes before starting the second set with a break. It took her one hour to earn victory and claim the title that propelled her early career forward with a giant leap.

 Peliwo fell behind 5-2 in his first set, but fought back winning five straight games to take the first set. With strong momentum in the second set, the 18-year old powered his way through to a win.

The Wilson Steam is  a light weight and powerful frame with great stability for maximum spin. Top tour players Kei Nishikori and Petra Kvitova use the Steam. The Wilson Blade Team flex and pinpoint accuracy make it the racket of choice among top professionals, including Serena and Venus Williams.

WILSON PLAYER SERENA WILLIAMS WINS 5TH WIMBLEDON, 14TH CAREER GRAND SLAM AND 42ND CAREER TITLE

Congrats Serena! MORE WIN

Congrats Serena! MORE WIN

Serena Williams, Wilson player and two-time Olympic gold medalist, claimed the coveted Wimbledon title for the fifth time in her career today, securing her 14th career Grand Slam win and 42nd career title. She defeated Agnes Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in a tough battle, with her Wilson Blade Team racket.

 

Williams came out strong winning the first set in just 36 minutes. After a brief rain delay, Radwanska came back winning the first game and the second set. Williams focused on her control in the third set, tying it at 2-2 and keeping the lead to win the third set and her fifth Wimbledon title.

 

“I was on my game today,” said Williams. “It has been a great two weeks of tennis for me. Wimbledon is so special and this win means even more being an Olympic year. I can’t wait to come back to the All England Club in a few weeks and compete in the Olympics.”

 

This is Williams’ 42nd WTA title and she has had a Wilson racket in hand for all her title wins. She has won more major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active player, male or female.

 

With this win, Williams moves to no. 4 in the WTA   rankings and is the highest ranked American woman on the tour.

 

“Serena fought hard today and achieved what will no doubt be considered a pivotal win in her career,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director of Wilson Racquet Sports. “As a long-time Wilson family member, we have seen her excel many times at this celebrated tournament; we are proud to be a part of her continued success.”

 

The Wilson Blade Team flex and pinpoint accuracy make it the racket of choice among top professionals, including Serena and her sister Venus. The larger head size provides more punch, while the lighter weight gives players greater maneuverability for hitting big shots with increased control.

No rest for the wicked

Team Crossfader King for Greg Olsen & CH Robinson Kicks for a Cure

So today is Sunday and while the players have a day off from matches at Wimbledon, I am recovering from playing a Greg Olsen Kicks for a Cure charity kickball tournament in support of cancer research and more importantly, we have been grinding on the Olympics and 2013!!!

This morning was filled with trying to complete a little piece for the Olympics and going through photos, videos and adjustments with Robin…. have to say it’s a lot more difficult for us to get things done when I am not at the tournament and don’t have the option of talking it through face to face, pointing at what we are looking at, going thru music together and just being able to make sure we are on the same page…guess distance is something I need to get used to….

Write now I am writing a blog because I am totally stalling on writing the real deal… I really need to get this ready for the Roger Federer shoot in a couple of weeks. Ever have writers block or just not feeling like doing something?! Totally guilty of that right now. Sometimes you get uber confident in where you are and what you have ready, only to find out that you really still have tons of work ahead of you….

Think right now my dad would say, STOP DILLY DALLYING!!

So I am going to move on and attempt to get it done before tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, check out some great photos of the first week at Wimbledon.

Until later,

Tracy

Petra Kvitova with her Wilson Steam tennis racket at Wimbledon

Roger Federer ready to take on the second week with his Wilson Pro Staff 90 tennis racket

Wilson Exclusive Philipp Kohlschreiber is into the 2nd week of Wimbledon

Vika Azarenka serves it up with the Wilson Juice tennis racket

Seize the moment

Lukas Rosol plays with the Wilson Six One 95 tennis racket

Lukas Rosol plays with the Wilson Six One 95 tennis racket

Well, it’s been the Wilson team taking out seeds thus far in the tournament and yesterday the tennis world got a HUGE shocker as our very own Lukas Rosol took down world #2 Rafeal Nadal!! Nadal is a great champion and had not lost in the 2nd round of a Slam since 2005! CRAZY streak…… We are all extremely excited to see Lukas have an amazing win like this. He is a great guy, always a joy to work with… so polite when he comes to the players suite and really genuine. Its nice to see him enjoy a big win like that. I mean, if you’re going to pull an upset, why not let it be on Center Court at Wimbledon, in the church of tennis?! Right?! 🙂

The average tennis fan only knows who wins the tournament, but there are only a hand full or pro tennis players that experience that. There are hundreds of players at each Slam that have worked their entire life just for the CHANCE to PLAY on Center Court at Wimby…..much less beat the French Open champ and one of the best competitors that ever played the game!

Tennis is not an easy sport, it’s demanding on so many different levels….. we all have dreams of winning a Slam and seizing the moment on the big stage but only a few realize it. It’s a long and tough journey and once you get there, not everyone can handle the pressure moment well…. and the worst part? You don’t know until you actually step on the court and live it!

Stepping on Center Court is a completely different feeling than playing on Court 15…. Every player is working week in and week out just for that chance.

Lukas got his chance and was in the zone yesterday…. he was able to seize the moment in a big way. And it doesn’t stop, now the test becomes whether he can continue to elevate his game and go beyond A win.

Let’s hope this is a sign of even greater things to come…..

On the home front, it’s 3:30am here in Chicago and it’s been a weird few days, I’m up cause I had a coughing fit that made me puke (sorry too much detail!) and I was up early yesterday to make sure Robin and I were on the same page on what we needed to capture with our Next Gen players and juniors to support 2013 products. Yes, if you were at Roehampton yesterday, you may have caught a glimpse of some cool new s**t!! 😉

It’s a new experience for me not to be there every second for the social media and Next Gen stuff…. those have been my babies for the past 4 years!!! …..and it’s gonna take some getting used to…. Seems like my responsibilities are expanding a bit here at Wilson, which will have me doing a bit less of this…..More about that in another entry…..

Today I will be at the Innovation Center playing with some ‘toys’ and prepping some more stuff for 2013! 🙂

Until later,

Tracy

Wilson Innovation Center in Chicago…. Where the cool s**t starts!! 🙂

Wilson Team Continue to be Giant Killers

Day 3 was another day of the Wilson team bringing down some seeds.

Check out who was victorious.

Armed with her Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket, Sorana Cirstea defeats 11th seed Li 6-3 6-4 to reach the 3rd of Wimbledon.

Sorana Cirstea plays with the Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket

Sorana Cirstea plays with the Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket

 

Another upset pulled by a Wilson player! Arantxa Rus defeats 5th seed Stosur 6-2 0-6 6-4.

Arantxa Rus plays with the Wilson Tour tennis racket

Wilson Next Gen Take Down Seeds

Wilson Next Gen continue to rise.
See who was able to pull the upsets at Wimbledon-Day 2.
MORE WIN.

Armed with his Wilson Pro Staff 95 tennis racket, Grigor Dimitrov  pulls the upset over 32nd seed Anderson 7-5 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 6-3.

Grigor Dimitrov plays with the Wilson Pro Staff 95 tennis racket

Looking stylish in the Wilson Tennis Timeless tank top, Kiki Bertens defeats 19th seed Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-0 to reach 2nd round.

Kiki Bertens plays with the Wilson Blade 98 Pink tennis racket

David Goffin used his Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket to take out 20th seed Tomic in four sets.

David Goffin plays with the Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket