SOURCE: Yonex USA

Yonex USA

July 26, 2016 16:21 ET

Angelique Kerber Introduces the New Yonex VCORE SV Racquet at the US Open

Global Tennis Manufacturer to Host an Athlete-Studded Racquet Launch Event in August

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2016) - The world's #2 women's professional tennis player, Angelique Kerber, will compete at the US Open with the newly launched Yonex VCORE SV racquet. In conjunction with the worldwide racquet debut, Yonex will host an exclusive racquet launch event with its top athletes on August 26, 2016, at the CityView Racquet Club in New York.

Yonex boasts a technologically advanced racquet lineup with an advisory staff that includes Angelique Kerber, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Ana Ivanovic, Belinda Bencic, CoCo Vandeweghe, and many more top athletes in today's game. To introduce the new spin-focused VCORE SV racquet, the launch event will gather its top advisory staff members -- as well as its legendary players -- at a premier racquet club in New York City. Tennis industry guests will test the new racquet and experience the VCORE SV in a unique, high-energy event with these world-class athletes. A media and VIP reception will follow.

In order to provide the general public and tennis fans the opportunity to hit with top-ranked athletes, Yonex will run a social media sweepstakes to randomly select lucky campaign entrants to participate in the event. The sweepstakes will run from August 1 and details will be published on www.yonexusa.com.

For media access to the event, contact Alyssa Yoneyama (ayoneyama@yonexusa.net) by August 5.

About the VCORE SV
Developed in collaboration with the Nagaoka University of Technology, a top technology institution in Japan, Yonex's new VCORE SV racquet has been designed to deliver faster swing speeds, produce powerful serves, and generate increased spin with its new aerodynamic Aero Fin Technology.

"I really liked the VCORE SV from the very first hit. It gives my game more spin, and I can hit the ball faster and harder with better control -- all factors very important to my game," said Angelique Kerber, this year's Australian Open Women's Singles Champion.

The new technology featured in the VCORE SV is enhanced further by the huge sweet spot produced by Yonex's unique ISOMETRIC frame shape, resulting in a powerful racquet fit for today's tennis.

The VCORE SV will become available at retailers nationwide in September. For more details on the VCORE SV, visit www.yonexusa.com.

About Yonex
Yonex is a successful sporting goods company and world technology leader in Tennis, Golf, and Badminton. Driven by its company philosophy to "contribute to the world through innovative technology and the highest quality products," Yonex constantly explores new materials, new designs, and new ways of improving your game.

As a global company, Yonex is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with its US headquarters located in Torrance, CA, and offices in Canada, England, Germany, Taiwan, and China.

For more information on Yonex, visit www.yonexusa.com

About CityView Racquet Club
CityView Racquet Club is a private, members-only club featuring tennis and squash courts, state of the art fitness area, full service spa, juice bar, cocktail lounge and outdoor deck showcasing breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.

CityView's combination of luxury, services, and quality is unmatched which makes the CityView Racquet Club the number one destination for every tennis enthusiast.

Learn more about CityView at: http://cityviewracquet.com/

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