Jelena Jankovic Uses Prince O3 Technology to Become World’s New No.1
August 7, 2008
23 year-old Jelena Jankovic will officially become the new No.1 ranked female tennis player in the world – only the 18th woman ever to claim the sport’s top spot.
It has been a wild ride for the former No. 1 ranked junior. Two and a half year’s ago, Jankovic struggled through a five month slump that resulted in ten consecutive losses and caused her to seriously contemplate walking away from the game she loved. It was then, April 2006, that she connected with Prince and tested, for the first time, the company’s groundbreaking O3 racquet technology. She has never looked back.
Like so many other players who have switched to frames featuring O3, Jankovic saw immediate results. She began to win matches, continued to climb up the rankings and has now realized her childhood dream of being the best in the world.
Today, in addition to Jelena, there are more than 100 professional touring pros, in addition to hundreds of thousands around the world, who have made the switch to O3. Easily identified by their patented, proprietary large holes (non-grommet construction) strategically placed along the frame of the racquet, O3 provides a larger sweetspot, faster racquet head speed and greater stability. With O3, Prince completely revolutionized the way tennis racquets are made – and the results of this innovation, even at the highest levels of the game, are clearly showing.
In fact, nearly every touring pro who has made the switch to an O3 racquet has improved his or her ranking since doing so.
After making his switch to O3, Nikolay Davydenko reached a career high ranking (No.3) and captured the biggest title of his career at one of tennis’ biggest tournaments – The Sony Ericsson Open – in Miami earlier this year. Top doubles duo, and perhaps the best tennis tandem of all-time, Mike and Bob Bryan, decided to switch from their previous racquet brand of 25 years to pick up an O3 racquet last year. The twins recently claimed the 48th ATP doubles title of their career last weekend in Cincinnati.
Maria Sharapova, one of the first players on tour to switch to an O3 racquet, has won two of her three career Grand Slam titles since switching while American up and comers Sam Querrey and John Isner, as well as female sensation, and one of five women in the top fifteen playing an O3 racquet, Daniela Hantuchova all have made the switch.