Yonex Partners With Two Up-and-Coming Players for 2017 Season
- 06 January 2017
Yonex is proud to officially announce new partnerships with two up-and-coming tennis players: WTA World No. 24 (Doubles World No. 2) Caroline Garcia of France and ATP World No. 108 Frances Tiafoe of the USA will be competing with Yonex gear as of the 2017 season.
23-year-old Caroline Garcia has a lot to be proud of, accomplishing many great things last season. These achievements include winning two WTA singles titles, winning the Roland Garros women’s doubles title, and placing as the women’s doubles finalist at the US Open. She will be competing with the VCORE SV 100.
“I was interested in Yonex racquets and their unique square frame shape after I saw top players like Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber winning big titles,” spoke Caroline about the racquet’s unique ISOMETRIC frame shape “I can hit with a good mix of power and control using the VCORE SV. It gives me confidence to control rallies and lets me hit deeper.”
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe has proven himself to be an influential force on the court, winning 2 ATP Challenger titles in 2016. The rising star started the year competing in the Brisbane International qualifying rounds with the VCORE Duel G 97. “When I first saw a Yonex racquet, I was very interested in the unique head shape,” commented Frances on the ISOMETRIC shape, “After hitting with it, I could really feel the bigger sweet spot and could hit with more control. I can play more aggressively with this racquet,” he continued.
Yonex prides itself on supporting the world’s young, up-and-coming talent with dedicated support and the best gear possible. The ranks of Team Yonex rising stars include 19-year-old Naomi Osaka (World No. 48, Japan), 21-year-old Nick Kyrgios (World No. 13, Australia) and 19-year-old Belinda Bencic (World No. 43, Switzerland).
Be sure to keep your eyes on these players as they take on the tour in 2017.
2016 US Open Women’s Doubles Finalist
2016 Roland Garros Women’s Doubles Champion
2016 Mallorca Open Women’s Singles Champion
2016 Internationaux de Strasbourg Women’s Singles Champion
2016 Stockton ATP Challenger Champion
2016 Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby Champion