Ivanovic Talks about New EZONE Ai Racquet

Attacking with her new EZONE Ai racket, Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) won another challenging match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday, September 24.

Following the release of the EZONE Ai, YONEX set up a booth on site at the Toray Pan Pacific Open with an emphasis on promoting the all-new EZONE Series. Ana, who just switched to the EZONE Ai 98 at this event, stopped by the booth to visit with tennis fans and say a few words to the enthusiastic crowd. “I tried the new EZONE Ai racket for the first time after the US Open. I had a good feeling about its larger sweet spot and greater control, so I switched my racquet right away” Said Ana.  “I also liked its design right from the start” she added.

Ana will meet fellow YONEX player, No. 5 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100), in the third round on Wednesday.


Tournament Results [Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo]

Women’s Singles [2nd Round]

[11]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3 6-0

[6]Jelena Jankovic (SRB) def. Ayumi Morita (EZONE Ai 100, PTGSPN)(JPN) 6-4 6-1

[12]Samantha Stosur (AUS) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN)(JPN) 6-3 7-6(2)

Women’s Doubles [1st Round]

Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Liezel Huber (USA) def. [WC]Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN)(JPN) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-4 6-2