Wilson Athletes Sweep Wimbledon Singles
Roger Federer and Venus Williams Triumphant with Wilson nCode Technology
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07/08/05 - Wilson athletes dominated Wimbledon with Roger Federer winning his third consecutive single’s title and Venus Williams defeating Lindsay Davenport in a dramatic all-Wilson women’s single final. Federer, Williams and Davenport all use rackets from Wilson’s nCode line, which is rated the best racket frame technology on the market*.
With Federer’s victory over No. 2-seeded Andy Roddick, he is the eighth man to win three consecutive championships at Wimbledon and further solidified his place among the tennis elite. Federer, who continues to be ranked No. 1 in the world, plays with the nSix-One Tour. This is his third Grand Slam title using Wilson’s nCode racket technology (2004 Wimbledon and 2004 US Open).
The dramatic all-Wilson nCoded women’s final pitted No. 14-ranked Venus Williams against No. 1-ranked Lindsay Davenport in the longest women’s final ever played at Wimbledon. Williams uses Wilson’s n4 racket, the latest addition to the nCode line, and Davenport plays with the nTour. Other Wilson athletes who fared well at Wimbledon include top-ranked men’s doubles partners Mike and Bob Bryan, who reached the finals and play with the nPro Surge.
“Wilson players have now captured six Grand Slam victories with nCode racket technology,” Brian Dillman, Vice President of Global Marketing for Wilson Racquet Sports, said. “Wilson is proud to have Roger and Venus represent our brand and dominate the All England Club for their third time each. They both exemplify the true meaning of the word champion."
Wilson’s nCode rackets feature an exclusive nanotechnology process in which nano-sized silicon dioxide crystals permeate the voids between carbon fibers reinforcing the molecular structure of the frame. The nCode technology results in frames that are 2x stronger, 2x more stable and up to 22 percent more powerful than other racket frames. nCode rackets are available at sporting good and tennis specialty stores nationwide, visit www.wilson.com or call 1-800-272-6060.
Wilson Racquet Sports is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment and owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products which help all players play better. Wilson's core sport categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis). For more information, visit www.wilson.com.
* Late Season 2004 Tennis Dealer Trend Report compiled by Sports Marketing Surveys USA