Success for Yonex Stars at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open

The 2017 BNP Paribas Open came to a close on Sunday, March 19th with Yonex players experiencing great success at the tournament.

Stan Reaches Indian Wells Finals for First Time

Armed with his VCORE Duel G 97 racquet and POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION shoes, 2016 US Open champion Stan Wawrinka reached the BNP Paribas Open finals for the first time. The No. 3 seed Swiss handily defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-2 in the semi-finals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, but was pushed to the test by both 2017 Rio Open winner Dominic Thiem and NextGen ATP star Yoshihito Nishioka (VCORE SV 98POLYTOUR SPINPOWER CUSHION FUSIONREV2), winning in full sets.

“The square-shaped Yonex ISOMETRIC frame shape really gives me the power I need”, commend Stan on his VCORE Duel G 97, which also boasts ball-crushing technology and generates heavy spin.

Martina Hingis Triumphs in Doubles

Martina Hingis (EZONE DR 100POLYTOUR FIRE 125/POLYTOUR PRO125POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L) took victory in doubles, teaming up with 2015 Australian Open women’s doubles finalist Yung-Jan Chan. The duo beat Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 7-6(4), 6-2 after an hour and thirty minutes, winning their first doubles title as partners.

Angie Back at No.1

Two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber (VCORE SV 100POLYTOUR FIRE 120) made her return to the top of the WTA world rankings on March 20th after Serena Williams withdrew from both the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open due to a knee injury. The German will hold the spot at least until April 2, and is projected to improve her record at No. 1 for a period of no less than 22 weeks.