September 7, 2010 - (Tokyo, Japan/ New York, NY) Yonex Co., Ltd. has today announced a new multi-year partnership with tennis legend and five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis.
A longtime Yonex endorser, Hingis will serve as a featured member of the Yonex advisory staff, play the new EZONE 100 racquet and continue to use the brand's tennis bags, strings and other accessories.
“Martina is a great ambassador for Yonex and we are so excited to continue our partnership with her," said Hiroaki Ebihara, President of Yonex Corporation USA. “She has achieved so much throughout her career and is a fan-favorite wherever she plays. We are looking forward to her support for many years to come."
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Yonex launched the new EZONE series of racquets at the start of the 2010 U.S. Open.
On the heels of this announcement, Hingis will play an exhibition match on Thursday (September 9th) at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Hingis' competition schedule has taken her all over the world this year including teaming with Anna Kournikova for the Ladies Invitation Doubles at Wimbledon, a full schedule of World Team Tennis for the New York Buzz along with many other exhibitions.
The Swiss tennis icon is the owner of five Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam doubles titles, 43 WTA titles and her 209 weeks ranked as the top female tennis player in the world is fourth all-time.
More hints that she might indeed be returning for some doubles action?. One can only hope.