Zvonareva Credits New Racquet for Recent Success

November 2, 2010

Bordentown, NJ — Vera Zvonareva has taken her game to the next level in recent months and is crediting her new racquet and its visible technical advancements as a big part of her success. Since picking up the Prince EXO3 Black racquet earlier this year, Zvonareva has jumped up 12 spots on the WTA Tour, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world and her first two Grand Slam finals ever (Wimbledon and US Open).

“This year has been very special for me. I feel I have played some of my best tennis in 2010 and a big part of the reason for this was my switching to the EXO3 Black with the new Prince technology at the beginning of the year. I am more confident on every ball because this racquet gives me more power without sacrificing control – even on balls I might not hit perfectly in the center when I am on the run or stretched out. I know a lot of other players on the men’s and women’s tours have also played their best tennis with this technology and you really need every edge when competing against the best players in the world,” said Zvonareva.

EXO3 racquets completely liberate the string from restrictive grommet holes – facilitating more string freedom and response – even at the edges of the frame. This provides a larger, more functional hitting area, at any head size, giving players edge-to-edge playability.

As the current top-ranked Russian player, Vera’s profile in her home country has increased and she is beginning to draw more attention globally as well.

“Aside from being a very talented and hard-working player, Vera is also very passionate, engaging and above all, extremely smart,” said Zach Perles, VP of Marketing Communications for Prince Sports, Inc. “She is multidimensional and it is nice to see her fan base grow, because she certainly deserves it. We enjoy working with Vera and feel very fortunate to be able to provide her visible technologies with genuine performance benefits that improve her level of play, and her ranking. We will continue to help all players, at all skill levels, step up their games too.”

Most recently, Zvonareva finished a perfect 3-0 in Round Robin play after her 6-4, 7-5 victory against Kim Clijsters at the WTA Tour Championships in Doha, Qatar. With the win, Zvonareva clinched the No. 2 year-end World Ranking, her highest ever, capping a phenomenal year.


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About Prince Sports, Inc.

Prince Sports, Inc, based in New Jersey, is a company of racquet sports enthusiasts whose goal is to create cutting edge, functional and technically advanced products that deliver performance benefits for avid players. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes Prince (tennis, squash and badminton), Ektelon (racquetball) and Viking (platform/paddle tennis). The Company has a 40-year history of innovation which includes the invention of the first “oversize” and “longbody” racquets, the first “Natural Foot Shape” tennis shoe, the first “synthetic gut” string and the first electronic ball machine. Today, Prince markets leading technologies in racquets (EXO3), string (Premier LT), footwear (Lightspeed) and apparel (Aerotech). It has operations on three continents with distribution in over 100 countries. For more information on players, products or programs please visit