Twenga Gets in Gear for the French Open
May 19, 2011
NEW YORK — Twenga, the open shopping platform with the largest selection online, offers more than 70,000 products in tennis equipment, just in time for the French Open, one of the most prestigious events in tennis.
The French Open, proudly referred to as Roland Garros by the French, is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments played on clay courts. All eyes are on number two seed, Novak Djokovic, who this year is entering the tournament with an unbeaten record of 37-0, while the number one ranked player, Rafael Nadal, will be fighting to win his sixth French Open championship. Twenga has over 8,000 tennis rackets to choose from including the professionals’ choice of brands, such as Nadal’s Babolat racket and Djokovic’s Wilson K factor racket.
Last year, the women’s title went to the Italian player Francesca Schiavone, making her the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam, but this year there is no clear leader. As the Williams sisters dropped out of the tournament due to injury, their shocking fashion statements will be missed. Fortunately, Twenga has a wide range of tennis skirts and dresses to feel like a pro and dress to impress on and off the court. Men and women alike should complete the tennis look with a spacious tennis bag and tennis cap. Federer fans in particular will be happy to know that the star’s signature hat is available in a variety of colors.
Twenga is the open shopping platform with the largest selection online. Thanks to its proprietary technology, Twenga automatically gathers offers from online merchants and displays them in one searchable interface. As a result, Twenga has the most comprehensive listing of online shops.
Founded in 2006 by Bastien Duclaux and Cedric Anes, Twenga runs 15 sites, including the United States, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Russia, Australia, China and Japan among others, displaying 370 million product offerings from more than 180,000 online shops. Twenga’s sites received 45 million visits in November 2010. In the same year, Twenga won the Red Herring 100 Global Award, the France Young Technology Leader Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award — Company of the Future Category, for France.