|Posted on January 14, 2016 at 7:40 AM|
New year, new gear - A few players signed new clothing deals during the off season, the most notable is Tomas Berdych who switched from H&M to adidas.
adidas Tennis Stars Launch Innovative Tennis Inspired HIIT Sessions
Herzogenaurach, Germany | 14-JAN-2016
With tennis fever sweeping Melbourne, adidas tennis stars Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Andrea Petkovic and Tomas Berdych launched the adidas Ace Case workout facility outside Crown Melbourne, offering tennis-inspired group fitness sessions for the next ten days.
The adidas Ace Case will be open to the public from Thursday 14 January through to Saturday 23 January, offering free, tennis-themed HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts led by Australia's best personal trainers, including Christian Miranda, Dan Adair, Michael Ramsey, Lauryn Eagle and Britt Cutts.
Each session will be customised to help participants improve in key areas of tennis performance: strength, stretch and speed.
The tennis stars were joined by AFL players Isaac Smith, Bryce Gibbs, Darcy Moore and Australian 400m runner, Morgan Mitchell at the event.
Ahead of her 12th Australian Open, Ana Ivanovic said it's very important to have a healthy lifestyle and encouraged tennis fans to join in the adidas Ace Case workouts.
"Every time I come to Australia I'm so inspired by how fit and healthy the people are. I haven't seen a nation as fit as the Aussies and I know they'll be really into these tennis inspired workouts for the next ten days."
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki said: "This is such a great tournament and a great city, I'm very excited for next two weeks. I hope everyone has fun while they're working out at this adidas event."
Czech star Tomas Berdych, making his first Australian appearance for adidas, having just completed a multi-year head to toe deal with the brand, said: "I've always been a fan of adidas and admire their dedication to tennis. I'm very excited to now be part of one of the most iconic brands in sports history and look forward to putting in a performance worthy of the three stripes".
Berdych joins Ivanovic, Wozniacki, Petkovic and other marquee adidas players such as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Novak Djokovic (footwear only), Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza competing at the 2016 Australian Open.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic