Martina Hingis into First US Open Doubles Final Since 1998

Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO) is set to appear in the US Open doubles final—her first doubles final at the US Open since she won the title at the tournament in 1998. Making her return to the WTA tour last year, she’s proving that she has and always will be a formidable presence on the court. Her semifinal match was against number three seeds Cara Black/Sania Mirza, taking the match with flying colors. Rocketing to a 5-1 lead, Martina and her partner dominated the first set. While the second set proved to be a little bit more of a challenge for the pair in the beginning, they closed the match by making a strong, confident comeback, with pinpoint shots that their opponents simply couldn’t return. The final score was 6-2, 6-4. Martina and her partner Flavia Pennetta will face Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina in the final. “I feel very fortunate to be in another US Open final in the doubles. I love my racquet, and I couldn’t make it here without it,” commented Martina on her advance to the final.

In other news, YONEX’s junior players are showing impressive performance. Number nine seed Anhelina Kalinina (VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR SPIN) is through to the girls’ singles quarterfinal. She was up against the number seven seed, Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov, and won in straight sets—as she has done with all of her other matches thus far. She took the first set with little difficulty, and managed to overcome her opponent in the more challenging second set. The final score came to 6-3, 6-4. In girls’ doubles, Viktoria Kuzmova (VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR PRO 125) is through to the semifinals with her partner Kristina Schmiedlova.

These players are all making great strides in this year’s tournament using racquets strung with YONEX’s POLYTOUR strings. Manufactured in YONEX factories under finely-controlled conditions, YONEX strings are durable, offering repulsion you can count on. Also, YONEX strings boast high resilience, reducing players’ fatigue.

So whether you want a more solid feel with the POLYTOUR SPIN, or a more comfortable feel with the POLYTOUR PRO 125, you can count on YONEX’s strings to boost your performance on the court. We recently just opened a site about the YONEX Stringing Team, where you can learn all about the professionals that string our racquets, bringing out their true potential. Take a look at the site here.

Tournament Results [2014 US Open, Day 11]

Women’s Doubles [Semifinal]

Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO)(SUI)/Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. [3]Cara Black (ZIM)/Sania Mirza (IND) 6-2 6-4

[4]Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)/ Elena Vesnina (RUS) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, POLYTOUR SPIN)(JPN)/Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 7-5 6-3

Girls’ Singles [Round 3]

[9]Anhelina Kalinina (VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR SPIN)(UKR) def. [7]Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov (ESP) 6-3 6-4

Girls’ Doubles [Quarterfinal]

[7]Viktoria Kuzmova (VCORE Xi 100POLYTOUR PRO 125)/Kristina Schmiedlova (SVK) def. [1]Catherine Bellis (USA)/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) Walkover