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2019 BNP Paribas Open Recap

18 March 2019

INDIAN WELLS, California — The 2019 BNP Paribas Open was highlighted breakout performances for Team Yonex. Three-time Grand Slam Champion Angelique Kerber (GER) reached the first WTA Premiere Mandatory final in her career, Belinda Bencic's (SUI) win streak hit double-digits, before falling to Kerber in the semifinals, and Hubert Hurkacz (POL) recorded his best showing in an ATP Master’s 1000 event with a quarterfinal appearance. 

Led by Stan Wawrinka (SUI), Yonex players outfitted in the Melbourne Collection were dominant during the first week. Wawrinka battled through two three-set matches before falling to Roger Federer, Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) won one of the most thrilling matches of the tournament in the round of 32, before withdrawing due to injury, and Radu Albot (MDA) fought through the qualifying rounds before falling in the round of 16. 

19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) reached the quarterfinals after defeating three-seeded opponents, including her first career victory over a top-10 opponent in World No. 2 Simona Halep. The Czech was unseeded coming into the tournament and will move into the top-60 after her results in the desert. 

Next up for Team Yonex is the Miami Open - an ATP Master’s 1000 and WTA Premiere Mandatory event - where the main draw begins on Wednesday. Naomi Osaka (JPN) is the top-seeded player on the women’s side and will look to keep her World No. 1 ranking in the Florida heat.

#TeamYonex Gear

[1] Naomi Osaka (JPN) - EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 
[23 Belinda Bencic (SUI) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
[11] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) - EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 / Melbourne Collection / ECLIPSION2 
[8] Angelique Kerber (GER) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR FIRE 120
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR AIR 125

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) - VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / Melbourne Collection / FUSIONREV2
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) - VCORE PRO 97 / Melbourne Collection / ECLIPSION2
Radu Albot (MDA) - VCORE 98 / Melbourne Collection / ECLIPSION2 
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) - VCORE PRO 97 / Melbourne Collection / ECLIPSION2