Martina Hingis Becomes US Open Doubles Runner-Up

August 6th, 2014—day 13 of the US Open saw Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO) make a historic return to a US Open doubles final—her first since 1998. The accomplished tennis player and her partner Flavia Pennetta went up against Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Martina and her partner commanded the court until about half-way through the match, opening by breaking their opponents, and then attacking with strong volleys. The match ended in three sets, with Martina and Flavia as the runner-ups.

Martina and Flavia have had an amazing run, knocking out three seeded pairs on their road to the final, even defeating favorites like Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik and Cara Black/Sania Mirza. Furthermore, this amazing duo made it all the way to the final without losing a single set. "We teamed up in the middle of the season and two months later we're here in the finals of the US Open - I could have only dreamed of this when we started playing together. It's been an incredible journey here," said Martina on her time this Grand Slam tournament in a comment posted on the official WTA website.

The following day had Anhelina Kalinina (VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR SPIN) in the girls’ singles final against Marie Bouzkova. The match proved to be a tough two-hour affair, running into a tiebreaker in the second set. While she was the runner-up, Anhelina has results to brag about after this US Open, blazing through nearly all of her matches without losing a set. We look forward to more progress from her in the future. In other juniors news, Viktoria Kuzmova(VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR PRO 125) became the girls’ doubles semifinalist.

YONEX players have had a great run this US Open, and we look forward to their performance in the next Grand Slam— 2015’s Australian Open!


Tournament Results [2014 US Open, Days 12-13]

Women’s Doubles [Final]

[4]Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)/ Elena Vesnina (RUS) def. Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO)(SUI) 2-6 6-3 6-2

Girls’ Singles [Final]

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) def. [9]Anhelina Kalinina (VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR SPIN)(UKR) 6-4 7-6(5)

Girls’ Doubles [Semifinal]

[6]Ipek Soylu (TUR)/Jil Belen Teichmann (SUI) def. [7]Viktoria Kuzmova (VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SVK)/Kristina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-3 6-1