Wilson is the main tennis sponsor of the French Open and are now launching two Wilson Roland Garros Limited Edition Racquets.
Being the main sponsor of a grand slam allows you to create racquets and apparel with the theme of that major. Last year, Wilson took over the sponsorship of the French Open from Babolat (a deal signed and announced in 2019). The sponsorship lasts for five years. The main idea behind the sponsorship is that Wilson is the official ball sponsor of Roland Garros, but they can also create some interesting themed products like the Wilson Roland Garros Limited Edition Racquets.
Wilson RG Ltd Edition Racquets – Blade and Ultra
There are two racquets being offered with the RG ltd edition paint job, which in my mind looks spectacular. What do you think? Please comment below.
They will sell the Wilson Blade 98 V7 16×19, click here to read my review, and the Wilson Ultra 100 V3 (click here to read my review) in the new French Open-inspired design. It’s good to point out again, that this is just a paint update and involves no changes in specs or how the racquet plays.
Wilson describes the racquets like this in a newsletter send out: Parisian design finds that classic wooden racket look in the 2021 Limited Edition Roland Garros Ultra and Blade rackets. These two models feature traditional vintage stripes coupled with the cool gray, clay and navy accents of one of the most prestigious tournaments on tour. Oohh la la!
Kudos to Wilson’s racquet designer for finding a sophisticated design that still looks fresh with these two RG Ltd edition racquets. I am sure we will see both WTA and ATP players sport these paint jobs once the second major of the year starts. As you might know, the tournament will start one week later this year.
Purchase the Wilson Blade 98 V7 16×19 Roland Garros Ltd edition at Wilson.com
Purchase the Wilson Ultra 100 V3 Roland Garros Ltd edition at Wilson.com
You can also buy at the Ultra at Tennis Warehouse Europe or why not the Blade
Any purchase using the above links will send a small commission to Tennisnerd (thanks).