Amazing Win for Ana Ivanovic at Toray PPO

The Toray Pan Pacific Open came to a thrilling conclusion on September 21, 2014, with former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) claiming a brilliant victory in the final match over Caroline Wozniacki. Ana made it through a tough lineup of skilled players to make it to the final match, including former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and fellow YONEX player and top seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100) in the semifinal. While Angie was leading by 5-3 in the first set, Ana came back to secure a solid 7-5 6-3 win.

Ana’s spectacular final match the following day, opened with a close first set as the two players were even with two games each. Ana returned fiercely to claim the set by winning four games in a row. She claimed 19 winners in the first set, playing with very few errors. Things got tighter in the second set, with Ana’s opponent leading by 3-1. Ana then came back with a vengeance as her precise and aggressive play near the net caught her Danish opponent off guard. Ana took the game into a tiebreaker, where she confidently beat her opponent, earning a well deserved victory.

This match proved to be a competition between the defensive Caroline and the offensive Ana. While Caroline showed excellent defense, Ana managed to come back with even stronger offense, eventually toppling the Dane. Ana’s offensive play served her well this tournament, not losing a single set all the way through the final.

This season is Ana’s best yet, winning four WTA titles. Additionally, with her recent match win in the Toray final, she now has 52 match wins this season—a new record for the Serbian player. This title also marks a milestone for Ana, being her 15th WTA career title. She now has a good chance of making it to the WTA Finals in Singapore with this spectacular victory. “I'm so excited. I love this place. It has been a great tournament for me, coming back. I got to the final here once before, so this title means a lot to me,” commented Ana after claiming her title.

Ana claimed this title with the use of the EZONE Ai. Featuring an evolved version of YONEX’s ISOMETRIC technology and an improved grommet system, the EZONE Ai is designed with a bigger sweet spot, helping Ana hit those accurate shots. The EZONE Ai also grants players fast swing speed with a lighter frame and a more aerodynamic shape.

Tournament Results [Toray Pan Pacific Open, Days 6-7]

Women’s Singles [Semifinal]

[3]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. [1]Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100)(GER) 7-5 6-3

Women’s Singles [Final]

[3]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. [2]Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-2, 7-6(2)