SOURCE: Plexipave

Plexipave

January 19, 2012 15:14 ET

China Tennis Star Li Na Returns to the Australian Open to Compete on Plexicushion® Prestige

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - The 2012 Australian Open marks the 5th consecutive year that the world‐renowned Grand Slam has selected Plexipave's Plexicushion Prestige tennis surface.

Chinese star Li Na returns to the tournament and tennis surface that launched her onto the global stage last year. She is a trailblazer for China reaching the semi-finals at Melbourne Park in 2010 but then losing in last year's Grand Slam final. She has now rediscovered her form at the Plexicushion Australian Open lead up tournaments having reached the final round of last week's Sydney International after a difficult second half of 2011.

The Plexicushion surface provides the 29-year-old Li Na consistent playing characteristics and is compatible with her playing style. If she can win the deciding match of the Australian Open this year, she will further confirm her place as a genuine star in the world's most populous nation.

Plexipave's tennis surfaces are known for their durability, low maintenance, vibrant, long lasting colors and overall customer value. Plexipave tennis surfaces have been installed throughout China for two decades. Most recently Plexipave was selected for the 2010 Asian Games played at the Guangzhou Tennis Center and at the Jiuha Tennis Center in Beijing.

Plexipave is the world's largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. The Australian Open lead up events in Auckland, Qatar, Sydney, Hobart, and Brisbane compete on Plexicushion Prestige to provide the same reliable playing conditions for the athletes as they prepare for the year's first Grand Slam. Plexipave is also used at ATP and WTA Tournaments around the globe.

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