Tennis Channel, Wilson Sporting Goods and Melanie Oudin Ring Opening Bell at NASDAQ

NEW YORK, NY – Wilson Sporting Goods Co. President Chris Considine, along with Tennis Channel Chairman and CEO Ken Solomon and Wilson player Melanie Oudin, rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell remotely on Friday from the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York.  Wilson, the leading manufacturer of ball sports equipment, is the official ball and stringer of the US Open.
“For Wilson, the US Open is an incredibly special time of the year.  Not only does this respected event ignite New York’s passion for tennis, it also commands a global stage for players and devoted fans,” said Considine. “We love welcoming and directly engaging with consumers and our customers at our on-site store, while supporting our outstanding athletes.  Ringing the Opening Bell with Melanie and our Tennis Channel partner is a great way for us all to celebrate this incredible tournament.”
Georgia-native Oudin won the hearts of thousands at the 2009 US Open when she became the youngest American Grand Slam quarterfinalist since Serena Williams at the Open in 1999.


Lopez To Sport Wilson Apparel

Feliciano Lopez photo courtesy of Wilson

Feliciano Lopez  will now be head to toe in Wilson.  The Spaniard who has had a long-term relationship with Wilson racquets will now also sport Wilson apparel and footwear.

In addition, the 30-year old Spaniard  will be making the change to Wilson’s entirely new Juice racket.


The new spring collection that Lopez will debut for the Australian Open includes the Wilson Laser Speed Crew with tri-color burn out technology for advanced cooling within a dynamic design, a Wilson Blow Away Crew with laser cut seams for abrasion resistance and total mobility, and the Wilson Tour Ikon shoe, featuring trademarked RG technology for ultimate support and durability.


Lopez is also excited to make the change to Wilson’s new Juice racket that was specifically developed to further enhance power and spin.


“I’ve played with Wilson rackets throughout my professional career, and they consistently are innovating for us players and also making some cool looking frames,” said Lopez. “Now as a head to toe Wilson athlete, I am especially excited about the style and uniqueness of the apparel and footwear collections. I have total trust in the brand and the Wilson team. With the awesome apparel and footwear, I feel well equipped to enter the 2012 season.”


“Feliciano is a greatly respected player on tour, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him now wearing our apparel and footwear,” said Claire Ortiz, global business director for Wilson Apparel. “His strong work ethic and commitment to the game make him a great ambassador for Wilson. We’re committed to designing and developing apparel and footwear collections with the most cutting edge technology and fashion forward style. Our dedication to this sport parallel Feliciano’s relentless perseverance, and we look forward to furthering this new exclusive Wilson partnership on tour.”


Azarenka Signs with Wilson

Wilson Sporting Goods has announced the signing of a long term partnership with world No. 3 Victoria (Vika) Azarenka.


“I’m extremely excited to be changing to Wilson’s new Juice racket. The power and spin that I feel with this racket is insane and I look forward to seeing what I can do with it,” said Azarenka. In addition to the Wilson Juice tennis racket, Azarenka will accessorize with the matching new blue Tour tennis bag and exclusive Wilson Emotisorb shock absorber every time she steps on to the court.


“Vika’s talent is undeniable, and she has been one of the tour’s most consistent performers. Our goal is to provide the best equipment to help elevate her game and help her reach her goal of winning her first Grand Slam,” said Renaud Vallon, global tour director for Wilson. “She is a very powerful player, with a dynamic personality and we are very thrilled to have her join the Wilson family.”