[CHICAGO, June 6, 2015] – long-time Wilson player, Serena Williams, won her 3rd French Open and 20th Grand Slam singles title, trailing only Steffi Graf by two for the most Grand Slams in the Open Era. With the win, Williams holds the last three Grand Slam titles and improves her 2015 record to 32-1. Williams, assisted by her 2015 BLADE,played aggressive, relentless tennis en route to the championship, and in the all-Wilson womenâ€™s finaldefeating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.
â€śThe success Serena continues to achieve is remarkable,â€ť said Hans-Martin Reh, General Manager of Racquet Sports at Wilson Sporting Goods Co. â€śWe at Wilson are proud to have been with Serena since the very beginning and are humbled the BLADE is Serenaâ€™s performance racket of choice.â€ś
The new 2015 BLADE features a bold, new design with lime green accents on a sleek, black base, and is technology-packed. Evolutionary Braided Graphite and Basalt construction allows the BLADE to be more elastic and reactive at the point of contact for enhanced feel and greater control. The racket also includes Wilsonâ€™s Parallel Drilling, a technology that ensures the racketâ€™s grommet holes are parallel with the string bed. This expands the sweet spot size by up to 26 percent, resulting in more power and a forgiving feel.
The BLADE is the second attacker-focused product to emerge from Wilsonâ€™s new PlayerID system. For this system, Wilson categorized three core-playing styles in todayâ€™s game: Baseliner, Attacker and All Courter. The PlayerID system helps players better select products that speak to their playing style and enhance their overall performance on the court. The introduction of the next generation BLADE rackets follows Wilsonâ€™s highly successful re-invention of its attacker-style Pro Staff franchise, which launched in 2014.
Wilson Blade is available at Stadium at Takashimaya S.C. and All selected Royal Sporting House stores and authorized dealers.
Wilson merchandize is exclusively distributed by RSH (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of RSH Limited.
Pros often customize the rackets they use, including string patterns. Consumer racket specifications may vary from models customized by Pros for match-play.