Prince Introduces New Ozone Frames, Further Strengthening Successful O3 Line

June 13, 2007

Bordentown, NJ — It is hard to believe it has only been two, short years since Prince introduced the tennis world to the ground-breaking O3 racquet technology. In that time, O3, which transformed traditional pin sized string holes into giant O-Ports, has become one of the most visible and proven racquet technologies ever offered and was named the “hottest technology” by Tennis Magazine. It has marked a new era in design and performance, and has become a must-have technology for players of all levels. In fact, today, O3 technology can be found in tennis’ #1 best selling racquet (O3 White) as well as three of the top four best sellers on the market! Already, there are close to 100 ATP and WTA touring pros, including women’s #2 Maria Sharapova, men’s #3 Nikolay Davydenko, women’s #3 Jelena Jankovic and American up-and-comer Sam Querrey, who have made the switch to an O3 racquet – an amazing conversion rate among very particular professional athletes.

Now, with the introduction of three new Ozone frames, available in three head sizes, Prince adds to its already successful O3 line of products in a big way. Always at the forefront of racquet innovation, the research and development team at Prince incorporated significant design enhancements to the Original O3 racquets to create the Ozone One, Four and Seven. By infusing the O-Ports with Carbon Wave Matrix Construction, Prince has re-engineered the O3 hitting zone to provide players with an enhanced sweet spot and increased stability – all while allowing them to continue to capitalize on the aerodynamic benefits O3 technology provides.

“Graphite racquets are made up of multiple layers of carbon fibers,” said Dave Holland, Senior Category Director, Performance Racquets at Prince. “Carbon Wave Matrix Construction layers the fibers in a wave pattern resulting in a racquet that provides an enhanced sweet spot and an incredibly stable feel.”

Many of the world’s top players are already noticing the benefits that Carbon Wave Matrix Construction provides to the O3 frame. In fact, fans will see top players such as French Open semi-finalist Jelena Jankovic and Daniela Hantuchova, among others, make the switch to the Ozone Seven. With the addition of Ozone to the O3 line of racquets, Prince now has touring pros playing all four platforms of O3 technology (O3 Original, O3 Speedport, O3 Hybrid and Ozone).

“The O3 revolution certainly continues with the introduction of these three Ozone racquets,” said Doug Fonte, President Prince Americas. “Players of all levels, from touring pros to serious or casual recreational players are realizing, on a daily basis, what O3 technology can provide them. Whether it is taking them to the next level of Grand Slam play or helping them win that crucial league doubles match, O3 lets players hit their best shots more often. The launch of these three Ozone frames shows our continued commitment to implementing added benefits to existing great products and our desire to let players everywhere take advantage of O3 technology.”