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Direct from Pros: Toray Stars Share #TeamYonex Stories

20 September 2018

Tachikawa, Japan – Six out of the many 2018 Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis stars sweeping through Tokyo over the weekend sat down with WOWOW’s famed commentator, Florent Dabadie at LaLaport Tachikawa Tachihi for an evening of light tennis talk.

Coco Vandeweghe (USA) and Daria Gavrilova (AUS), headlining the evening, reflected on their time with Yonex highlighting their experiences since switching to EZONE racquets. Vandeweghe’s coach, Pat Cash chimed in about his experience watching her win the 2018 US Open Women’s Doubles Championship. "I almost had a heart attack three times while watching that exciting match."

When asked about her experiences in Japan, Gavrilova nervously admitted, "I love ramen so much I ended up eating at midnight last year. "

The second half brought Caroline Garcia (FRA), Nao Hibino (JPN), Donna Vekic (CRO), and Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) to the stage to speak about their new VCORE racquets. Garcia, excited with her personal best World No. 4 ranking, opened up about her racquet, “It gives me the necessary power and spin to my dynamic tennis style. I can also feel confident while playing," she explained. When asked to demonstrate her signature Fly with Caro pose on stage, she politely replied, "Please watch when I win my next match.”

The newest member to the #TeamYonex family Bouchard, commented, "the matte finish on the racquet is soothing to the touch, please come and give it a try everyone."

The 2018 Toray Pan Pacific Open kicked off on Monday, September 17thwrapping up with the finals on Sunday, September 23rd.


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