Lotto Sport Italia, the Italian leading manufacturer of footwear and clothing for sport and leisure, bolsters its presence in tennis and introduces the eight new tennis testimonials who have come into its team, having chosen the quality of the performance products and the new technologies developed by the Italian company in both clothing and footwear.
The Australian Open – the first Grand Slam tournament of the season – will see Elise Mertens (Belgium) and Alizé Cornet (France) sporting the Lotto diamond. Starting January 2018, the two talented ladies players have signed a three-year technical sponsorship agreement with Lotto that provides for the supply of footwear, clothing and accessories for tournaments and leisure time.
Born in 1995, Elise Mertens is the new star of Belgian tennis, and currently number 37 in the WTA rankings. In 2013 she began achieving the first results that paved the way to reaching the tennis Olympus, in 2014, by being ranked among the Top 200. In 2016, Elise began to carve out her personal game identity, in which she affirms the spirit of indomitable fighter that sums up the Belgian player. Among her first accomplishments in 2017 has been her extraordinary week in Australia at the Hobart International tournament, which she won for the 8th consecutive time and earned her best ranking so far.
Born in 1990, Alizé Cornet is currently number 42 in the WTA classification. In her career, she has won 6 WTA singles tournaments and two doubles, reaching number 11 in the world standings in February 2009. In the Grand Slam tournaments, her best result have been reaching the round of 16 at the Australian Open in 2009, Wimbledon 2014 and Roland Garros 2015. In mixed doubles, she reached two Grand Slam quarter-finals at the Australian Open, in 2009, and at Roland Garros, in 2014.
The Lotto team now also includes six other talented players, with whom the company has signed multi-season sponsorship contracts: Petra Martic (Croatia), 26, and Richel Hogenkamp (Netherlands), born in 1992 – both classified in the Main Draw of the Australian Open’s female singles – and Vera Lapko (Belarus), 22. The new men’s players are Mathias Bourgue and Benjamin Bonzi (both France), born in 1994 and 1996 respectively, and Louis Wessels (Germany), born in 1998.
These eight new entries confirm Lotto’s commitment to the tennis world: the diamond logo is currently seen on courts the world over, and is worn by 300 players in the ATP and WTA rankings, of whom 14 men and 14 ladies are ranked in the top 100, by many junior players at national level, and by 100 coaches. Lotto is also present at the Australian Open 2018 with many testimonials: 47 players will be wearing Lotto apparel on the courts of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. Plus, the numerous young talents who will be competing in the junior circuit from next week.