We all miss Roland Garros. The shutdown of professional tennis has claimed the part of the calendar that has always been occupied by the year’s second Slam. We’ve resorted to filling the void by watching exhibitions and engaging retrospectives. Fingers-crossed the end of summer will bring play to Paris.
In the meantime, Wilson keeps the spirit of the red clay alive with the introduction of its Limited Edition Global Cities Collection. Throughout the year Wilson plans to pay homage to a few of the world’s great tennis cities. The first stop is France’s capital. The capsule of products includes a Paris Tech Tee ($30), which features the Eiffel Tower and a tennis ball; and the Paris Rush Pro 3.0 ($129) shoe in a symbolic vibrant colorway of orange, black and maritime navy.
In addition, Wilson is releasing two special edition Roland Garros frames. The Clash 100 RG ($249) and the Blade 98 (16x19) v7.0 RG ($219) possess the same specs and technologies of the current models, but with designs inspired by the clay-court slam. The Blade has a base color of slate gray with white adorning the 3 and 9 o’clock positions, while the Clash is maritime navy with metallic silver accents. The tip of each frame, typically reserved for the frame’s family color, pops with a shade of the terra battue. The racquets also feature a red clay hued synthetic grip to complete the look.
Both the special edition apparel and racquets are currently available at wilson.com and tennis specialty retailers worldwide.