Zheng Jie Captures ASB Classic Title with EZONE Xi
- 10 January 2012
YONEX tennis player Zheng Jie’s 2012 season got off to a great start, capturing the ASB Classic title in Auckland.
Armed with her EZONE Xi 98 and POLYTOUR SPIN string, Zheng defeated three seeded players en route—No.8 Monica Niculescu in the second round, No.3 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals, and No.4 Flavia Pennetta in the final.
In the final, Zheng lost the first set by 2-6, but she never gave up any points. Swiftly making her way around the court, she hit with powerful forehands. After winning the second set 6-3 and leading 2-0 in the final set. The match ended with Pennetta forfeiting.
In the women’s doubles final, 2011 French Open champions Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS2T, PTGP125) and Lucie Hradecka won the title.
YONEX’s new contract player and young star Bernard Tomic (VCORE 98D) reached the Brisbane International semifinals. After defeating Denis Istomin 6-3 7-6(4) in the quarterfinals, Tomic advanced to his first semifinals at an ATP event in his career. Unfortunately, he lost to the top seed Andy Murray, 3-6 2-6.
In addition, Tomic reached world No. 37 this week—a career high.
*Zheng Jie’s photo taken at Wimbledon 2011.
ASB Classic Final
Zheng Jie (CHN) def. Flavia Pennetta 2-6 6-3 2-0 Ret.
 Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def.  Julia Goerges (GER) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
6-7(2) 6-2 10-7
Brisbane International Semifinals
 Andy Murray (GBR) def. Bernard Tomic (AUS)