Coric, Garcia and Swiatek Join Team Asics

Borna Coric, Caroline Garcia and Iga Swiatek have joined Team Asics.  All three players were previously with Nike.  This is the latest move in players leaving Nike, and moving on to other sponsors.

Garcia is currently ranked 46 in the world.  She reached a career high ranking of 4 in 2018.  Garcia will wear the Asics GEL-RESOLUTION™ 8 shoes on the court.  Swiatek is  only 18, and is an likely to be a future star on the tour.

Coric is currently ranked 28 in the world, and has been in the top 30 rankings for some time. The Croatian will wear the Asics COURT FF™ 2 shoe.

ASICS  partnered with the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in 2019 in an effort to develop young tennis talent.

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Maria Sakkari Switches to Adidas

In a coup of sorts, Adidas has signed up Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari. She was previously with Nike.

With this move, Adidas has both the top player from the men’s and women’s side.  Tsitsipas already has a sponsorship deal with Adidas.

Having lost Naomi Osaka last year to Nike, and before that Simona Halep, Adidas needed to sign up a top tennis player to stay relevant on the WTA tour.

Sakkari was seen in Brisbane practicing in her Adidas outfit, and laceless Adidas shoes.  Fellow Greek player, Stefanos Tsitsipas has also been wearing the Adidas laceless shoes. Tsitsipas, of course has had problems with laces before, taking frequent breaks during matches to tie his shoe laces.

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