ASICS TEAMS UP WITH CHINA TENNIS CHAMP ZHANG SHUAI FIRST FEMALE CHINESE TENNIS PLAYER TO JOIN TEAM ASICS

REGIONAL: Global
RELEASE DATE: 2018.07.02

[2 July - Kobe, Japan] - Today, ASICS announced a partnership with China’s top women’s tennis player, Zhang Shuai, also ranked 30th overall by the WTA*. Zhang is the first female player from China to sign with ASICS.

Zhang makes her debut as an ASICS Sponsored Athlete at Wimbledon 2018, wearing the GEL-COOL DRESS and GEL-COOL TANK / SKORT combo, all in white. Her footwear will be ASICS GEL-RESOLUTION 7 GRASS, designed to offer stability and comfort on the court.

“I’m excited to be an official part of Team ASICS. I’ve always loved ASICS footwear, because it’s so comfortable and helps me move faster,” says Zhang Shuai. “As the first female tennis player from China to sign with ASICS, I also have the great opportunity to support the growth of tennis not only in China, but around the world.”

Zhang will join tennis-related events to expand ASICS’ business in the regions of Asia and the United States.

Motoi Oyama, Chairman and CEO, Representative Director, ASICS Corporation says, “Tennis has evolved drastically over the years, especially in growing markets such as China. We’re thrilled to be working with Zhang Shuai, a rising star who embodies the same values and beliefs that ASICS stands for every day. The tennis category will be a future focus for ASICS as we aim to become the world’s number one tennis footwear brand.”

* as of 25 June, 2018

To find out more about the athlete, check ASICS tennis social channel: ASICS tennis

To find out about the product: visit asics.com/tennis or asics.com.

-ENDS-


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