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Don’t Miss Team Yonex as the Official Stringer Down Under!

Date
14 January 2018

The Australian Open 2018, the year’s first Grand Slam event, kicks off in Melbourne on January 15th. For the third year in a row, the Yonex Stringing Team will serve as the Official Stringer for this major tournament known as the “Happy Slam.” In 2017, the team totaled 5,460 restrings with a maximum of 544 racquets on their busiest day. Highly trusted by top athletes, they will once again provide support in accordance with players’ wishes, utilizing high-performance stringing machines and their precise, speedy stringing abilities.

Players of Note

■Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
VCORE Duel G 97, ECLIPSION, Tournament Style wear

The 2014 Australian Open Champion and owner of the world’s most feared one handed backhand, Stan Wawrinka, will make his return to the pro tour after injury. The Swiss will make his return debut down under in his Very Cool Dry attire, with the technology to keep him -3℃ cool. The tech filled material will help keeps the Swiss’ skin dry and comfortable even during the hot Australian summer sun! Fans are eagerly waiting the return of Stan the Man with high expectations. He kicks off his Melbourne campaign with a 1st round meeting with fellow head-to-toe Yonex player Ricardas Berankis.

■Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
EZONE 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125, Tournament Style wear

Sevastova continues to shine in what she calls her second career on tour. She has jumped to a personal best of World No. 15 with a consistent showing all of 2017. He Latvian will take to the Australian summer equipped with the new EZONE and Very Cool gear. She will start as the 14th seed at this year’s 1st Grand Slam.

■Nick Kyrgios (Australia)
EZONE Blue 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120

Local Australian has started the 2018 season with a big win at the Brisbane International. The young Australian captured his 4th ATP title while debuting his new weapon of choice, the new EZONE Blue 98. Always enjoying every match on home soil, the big serving Australian powered through his opponents with his signature dynamic flare and style. Watch out for his electrifying shot making skills as he challenges tennis’ biggest names at 2018 first Grand Slam.

■Denis Shapovalov (Canada)
VCORE SV 95, POLYTOUR STRIKE 125

Last year, Denis Shapovalov, the NextGen star from Canada finished the year with 2 ATP World Tour awards for his sky rocketing jump in the rankings. With his fashy and athleticism, the left-handed Canadian unleashes a mean one-handed jump backhand to overwhelm his opponents in style. Follow this rising star as he starts his first full year on the pro tour!

■Caroline Garcia (France)
VCORE SV 100, POLYTOUR STRIKE 125

The successful Frenchwoman from Lyon has had an a massive 2017 season since joining Team Yonex last January. Caroline made a strong finish as she captured the Wuhan-Beijing Double, allowing her to qualify for her 1st WTA Finals and jumping her ranking to a career high of World No. 8. Garcia has attributed her success to the combination of her VCORE SV racquet and new POLYTOUR STRIKE strings calling it a “supreme pairing.”

■Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
EZONE 98

The American CoCo Vandeweghe has climbed the rankings to a high of World No. 10 from No. 37 after switching to the new EZONE last August. Always performing well on hardcourts with 2 semifinal appearances in hardcourt surface Grand Slams, the Californian will seek to start 2018 with a bang by dominating her opponents with her powerful strokes and serves.

*Photos of Shapovalov and Vandeweghe taken from 2017 US Open; Photo of Garcia taken from 2017 Toray Pan Pacific Open

Related Links
UNLEASHING SOON: Nick Kyrgios’ new weapon of choice, the EZONE Blue
Special Website for the Yonex Stringing Team