HEAD Pros Swing into the Finals at the U.S. Open

September 13, 2007

KENNELBACH, AUSTRIA — HEAD players enjoyed two weeks of challenging and successful tournaments in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. at the 2007 U.S. Open.

World No. 2 and HEAD player Svetlana Kuznetsova battled her way through to the final round of the U.S. Open to face Justine Henin. Kuznetsova, who plays with the HEAD MicroGel Extreme, defeated No. 6 seed Anna Chakvetadze 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 on her way to the final round, but lost in the final 1-6, 3-6 to World No. 1 Henin.

“[Henin] is No. 1 now and I think she deserves it,” said Kuznetsova. “I think I learned a lot from this final and can work on my game to improve. I think the match was much closer than the score, for sure.”

During the men’s doubles final, HEAD players Julian Knowle and Simon Aspelin won the men’s doubles title against No. 9 seeds Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner. Knowle and Aspelin, who each wield HEAD Liquidmetal Prestige racquets on the court, defeated Dlouhy and Vizner 7-5, 6-4.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Knowle “The pressure was getting pretty big the last couple of days because we knew we were playing really well, and we had a big chance to win this whole thing.’’

HEAD’s “young guns” also enjoyed success in early rounds of the U.S. Open: