Wilson players End Year at #1
November 30, 2009
CHICAGO — Wilson, the #1 brand in tennis, ends the year as #1 in both the men’s ATP World Tour and women’s Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
With his [K] Six.One Tour racket, Roger Federer held on to the #1 spot by winning the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, England. Federer made his 8th consecutive appearance in the year-end championships and is the first player to finish in Top 2 for 7 straight years.
The top ranking solidifies Federer’s tremendous success of 2009. By winning the French Open title in June, Federer became the 6th man in history to win all four Grand Slam titles in his career. One month later, he won a record-breaking 15th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, where he collected his 6th championship at the All England Club.
Earlier this year, Federer returned to the top spot and has now been #1 for a total of 258 weeks. By finishing 2009 as #1 in the world, he becomes just the second player, after Ivan Lendl in1989, to reclaim the top slot since the rankings began in 1973. Federer’s continued success and ongoing record breaking just confirms his title as the Greatest Of All Time.
With her [K] Blade Team racket, Serena Williams won the season-ending championship for the second time in her career. The world #1 defeated her sister Venus 6-2, 7-6 to win the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar.
2009 has been an incredible year for Serena as this marked her 35th career singles title and the 3rd for the year. She won her 10th and 11th Grand Slam singles titles, the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Serena is the only woman to win two Grand Slam crowns this season and also won 3 Grand Slam doubles titles with Venus at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.
Wilson continues to provide for the tour on all levels and is proud to have such strong athletes at the top. Our products contain the latest technology and are the highest quality to support the best players in the world.
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