Belinda Bencic Signs “Head-to-Toe” Deal With YONEX

Belinda Bencic, the 2014 US Open quarterfinalist hailing from Switzerland, has signed a full “head-to-toe” deal with YONEX for multiple years. In addition to providing Belinda with racquets, YONEX will begin supporting the 17-year-old rising star with apparel, shoes, bags and accessories as of the 2015 season. “I’m really happy about it. I’ve been playing with YONEX racquets all my life, and I wore YONEX clothes when I was very little, so it’s kind of like déjà vu. I’m really excited,” commented the young Swiss on the new partnership. “I like YONEX’s apparel very much, and I think the material is very good. It’s thin, and keeps me cool. When I play it cools me down, allowing me to play at my highest level in hot regions like Australia,” Belinda continued, praising YONEX’s apparel. She then went on to express her goals for the future, “I want to improve my ranking. I’m going to take it step-by-step, and keep my goals realistic so I can play with motivation and joy.”

At her young age, Belinda has a lot to be proud of. The former junior No. 1 won the junior competitions at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and received the honor of ITF Junior World Champion, establishing a strong foundation for success. After going pro, she impressed fans in 2014 with exceptional performances at tournaments, such as the Family Circle Cup and the Tianjin Open.

However, the young Swiss’ greatest achievements were at Grand Slams. She opened 2014 with a win over Kimiko Date-Krumm at the Australian Open, and proceeded to reach to the third round at Wimbledon. It goes without question that her biggest accomplishment of the year was at the US Open, where she achieved her first victories over Top 10 players en route to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Her sensational performance was honored when she was voted as the WTA “Newcomer of the Year” in November of 2014.

YONEX’s gear is meticulously designed to support players on several levels, with expert craftsmanship reinforced by innovative technology. With shoes created to deliver swift movement on a variety of court surfaces, and clothing that guarantees comfort regardless of conditions, YONEX players can be confident knowing they’re ready for anything.

Explosive Serve Speed With VCORE Tour F

Featuring new Aero Fin Technology—a unique frame construction that equips fins at the frame head—YONEX’s latest racquet increases serve speed by 6%. Enter the VCORE Tour F—the next evolution in the VCORE series. Experience YONEX’s newest innovation in tennis, and quickly dominate points with huge serves and crushing shots. In addition, a new 16 x 21 string pattern offers improved power and better control.

The VCORE Tour F will make its first appearance at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Look out for more details coming soon!

Angelique Kerber and Nick Kyrgios to use YONEX Strings

Experience ultimate snapback with the latest addition to YONEX’s POLYTOUR string series—the POLYTOUR SPIN G 125. This stiff polyester string allows players to crush shots, while its unique GIGA SPIN STRUCTURE combined with YONEX’s SIF (Silicone oil Infused Filament) technology produces intense snapback creating a string for hard-hitters who desire heavy spin in their game. Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100) will take on this year’s Australian Open using the POLYTOUR SPIN G, while Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98) will be using the POLYTOUR PRO 120. With the power of YONEX strings along with YONEX racquets, you can expect more great things from these players as 2015 gets underway.