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YONEX Players Compete in Tokyo with New EZONE Ai

24 September 2013

The Toray Pan Pacific Open kicked off at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo on Sunday, September 22nd, and YONEX players started using their new EZONE Ai racquets in the tournament.

No. 11 seed Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) overpowered Annika Beck of Germany at her opening match in straight sets [6-1, 6-1]. Ana took the initiative with her aggressive groundstrokes and big serves, including 6 aces from her brand new EZONE Ai 98 racquet. Capitalizing on six of seven break points, she displayed an accomplished performance, and advanced to the second round.

Talented 16-year-old Swiss player, Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100,PTGH125), showed her stuff at the senior event and won her opener against Russia’s Daria Gavrilova with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 score line. Following that, she had a close contest with a tough opponent, No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova, in the second round.

For more information on the EZONE Ai series, check the special website for more details.


Tournament Results [Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo]

Women’s Singles [1st Round]

[11]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. Annika Beck (GER) 6-1 6-1

Ayumi Morita (EZONE Ai 100, PTGSPN)(JPN) def. Laura Robson (GBR) 7-6(4) 6-3

Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN)(JPN) def. [Q]Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 6-2 4-1 Ret.

[WC]Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, PTGH125)(SUI) def. [Q]Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 6-2 5-7 7-5

Women’s Singles [2nd Round]

[5]Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) def. [Q]Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) 6-0 6-1

[7]Petra Kvitova (CZE) def. [WC]Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, PTGH125)(SUI) 7-5 6-4