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Sumitomo Rubber Industries Signs Tennis Equipment Contract with Eight ATP/WTA Players
Tapping into US and European Markets

 

January 16, 2018

 

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed tennis equipment deals with eight players on the ATP and WTA tours.

The male players include the promising American player Donald Young (USA; ATP singles ranking : 61); Bjorn Fratangelo (USA; ATP singles ranking : 111); Jamie Murray (UK; ATP doubles ranking : 9), who has won 19 doubles titles in his career; and James Blake (USA), who retired from professional tennis in 2013, with a career-high singles ranking of world No.4.

The female players include the British No.2 player Heather Watson (UK; WTA singles ranking : 75); the former world's No.1 junior player Taylor Townsend (USA; WTA singles ranking : 95); Dalma Galfi (Hungary; WTA singles ranking : 242); and the rising American young player Louisa Chirico (USA; WTA singles ranking : 214), who has been steadily improving her ranking since turning pro.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries will start distributing its tennis products on a full scale in the US and Europe this year, and will strive to enhance the value of its brands, DUNLOP and SRIXON.

 
 
[Men]
Donald YoungBjorn FratangeloJamie MurrayJames Blake
Donald Young
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Bjorn Fratangelo
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Jamie Murray
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
James Blake
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
[Women]
Heather WatsonTaylor TownsendLouisa ChiricoDalma Galfi
Heather Watson
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CX 2.0 LS
Taylor Townsend
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Louisa Chirico
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CV3.0 F-TOUR
Dalma Galfi
Racquet
SRIXON REVO CV3.0
Donald Young : Profile
Date of Birth:Jul 23, 1989 (28 years old)
Place of Birth:USA
Height/Weight:183cm/79kg
Turned Pro:2009
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Bag:SRIXON
Rankings:ATP Singles : 61 (as of Dec. 18, 2017)
Career high:ATP Singles : 38 (as of Feb. 27, 2012), ATP Doubles : 43 (as of Aug 14, 2017)
<Grand Slam result>
Singles:Round of 16
Doubles:Runner up
Bjorn Fratangelo : Profile
Date of Birth:Jul 19, 1993 (24 years old)
Place of Birth:USA
Height/Weight:183cm/79kg
Turned Pro:2012
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Bag:SRIXON
Rankings:ATP Singles : 111, ATP Doubles : 685 (as of Dec. 18, 2017)
Career high:ATP Singles : 99 (as of Jun. 6, 2016), ATP Doubles : 304 (as of Apr. 27, 2015)
<Grand Slam result>
Singles:2nd round
Doubles:2nd round
Jamie Murray : Profile
Date of Birth:Feb 13, 1986 (31 years old)
Place of Birth:United Kingdom
Height/Weight:191cm/83kg
Turned Pro:2004
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Bag:SRIXON
Rankings:ATP Doubles : 9 (as of Dec. 18, 2017)
Career high:ATP Doubles : 1 (as of Apr. 4, 2016)
<ATP career titles>
Doubles : 19 times winner
<Grand Slam result>
Doubles : Winner
James Blake : Profile
Date of Birth:Dec 28, 1979 (38 years old)
Place of Birth:USA
Height/Weight:185cm/83kg
Turned Pro:1999
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Bag:SRIXON
Career high:ATP Singles : 4 (as of Nov. 20, 2006), ATP Doubles : 31 (as of Mar. 31, 2003)
<ATP career titles>
Singles:10 times winner
Doubles:7 times winner
<Grand Slam result>
Singles:Quarterfinals
Doubles:Semifinals
Heather Watson : Profile
Date of Birth:May 19, 1992 (25 years old)
Place of Birth:United Kingdom
Height:170cm
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CX 2.0 LS
Bag:SRIXON
Rankings:WTA Singles : 75, WTA Doubles : 129 (as of Dec. 18, 2017)
Career high:WTA Singles : 38 (as of Jan. 19, 2015), WTA Doubles : 45 (as of Apr. 15, 2013)
<WTA career titles>
Singles:3 times winner
Doubles:2 times winner
<Grand Slam result>
Singles:3rd round
Doubles:3rd round
Taylor Townsend : Profile
Date of Birth:Apr 16, 1996 (21 years old)
Place of Birth:USA
Height:170cm
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CX 2.0
Bag:SRIXON
Rankings:WTA Singles : 95, WTA Doubles : 155 (as of Dec. 18, 2017)
Career high:WTA Singles : 94 (as of Feb. 16, 2015), WTA Doubles (as of Mar. 20, 2017)
<Grand Slam result>
Singles:3rd round
Doubles:Quarterfinals
<Others>
ITF Junior Rankings : 1 (as of Apr. 23, 2012)
Louisa Chirico : Profile
Date of Birth:May 16, 1996 (21 years old)
Place of Birth:USA
Height:175cm
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CV3.0 F-TOUR
Bag:SRIXON
Rankings:WTA Singles : 214, WTA Doubles : 291 (as of Dec. 18, 2017)
Career high:WTA Singles : 58 (as of Oct. 24, 2016), WTA Doubles : 184 (as of Mar. 6, 2017)
<Grand Slam result>
Singles:2nd round
Doubles:3rd round
<Others>
ITF Junior Rankings : 6 (as of Sep. 9, 2013)
Dalma Galfi : Profile
Date of Birth:Aug 13, 1998 (19 years old)
Place of Birth:Hungary
Height:178cm
Racquet:SRIXON REVO CV3.0
Bag:SRIXON
Rankings:WTA Singles : 242, WTA Doubles 432 (as of Dec. 18, 2017)
Career high:WTA Singles 136 (as of Jun. 12, 2017), WTA Doubles 236 (as of Jun. 12, 2017)
<Grand Slam result>
Singles : Qualifying
<Others>
ITF Junior Rankings : Singles : 1 (as of Sep. 14, 2015)
 
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