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YONEX Players Progress to Finals in Monterrey and Charleston

08 April 2013

It was a great week for YONEX, with three of our female players advancing to the finals in Monterrey and Charleston.

In the Monterrey Open, world No. 6 Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) met two other YONEX players throughout the tournament. On her way to the singles final, she overcame No. 3 seed Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98PTGP125) by 6-4 2-6 6-2 in the semifinals after defeating No. 8 seed Japanese Ayumi Morita (EZONE XiPTGSPN) in straight sets. It was Angelique’s first final in 2013.

Angelique’s racquet of choice, the VCORE Xi 100, has supported her solid performance throughout the tournament. “This racquet is outstanding. It provides great levels of spin yet the racquet feels very stable. The power I can generate from this racquet gives me the confidence to take my game to the next level,” Angelique commented.

In doubles at the Monterrey Open, Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN) reached the final with Timea Babos, and they defeated No. 3 seeds Eva Birnerova / Tamarine Tanasugarn by 6-1 6-4 to claim the title. It was Kimiko’s fifth doubles title of her career.

Doubles expert Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125) entered the Family Circle Cup in Charleston with Liezel Huber, and they were the finalists after winning three matches in straight sets.

*Players’ images are from Australian Open 2013.