ANTA’s Tennis Duo Arrived in Beijing for Preparation, Interacted with Fans before China Open
Jankovic Showed Up at ANTA Kids Series Store, Zheng Jie Interacted with Children from Quake-hit Area in Sichuan
(Hong Kong, 4 October 2009)ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020), a leading branded sportswear enterprise in China, is pleased to announce that the defending champion of this year’s China Tennis Open (“China Open”), ANTA Sports’ endorser Jelena Jankovic (“Jankovic”), arrived at Beijing on 4 October. Moreover, another ANTA Sports endorsed player, Zheng Jie, a renowned Chinese female tennis player, arrived at Beijing on 2 October also. Apart from actively preparing for the China Open, the ANTA “Tennis Duo” also keeps in mind to meet their fans in China.
Zheng Jie firstly interacted with two children from the quake-affected area in Sichuan at the National Tennis Center. Jankovic later showed up at ANTA Kids series store to send her well wishes to tennis fans in China. She also personally selected tennis gear for two young Chinese tennis players sponsored by ANTA Sports, and explained the functionality of the gear to them. “Never underestimate the selection details of tennis gear such as cap, apparel and footwear. They can help you achieve better performance!” said Jankovic.
As a sponsor for these two outstanding tennis players, ANTA Sports has particularly designed new tennis gear for them to participate in the China Open. Zheng Jie said, “I especially like this apparel as the design is simple yet it contains a lot of Chinese elements, including a ‘Phoenix Returns to Nest’ pattern, which is symbolic of my returning to China for competitions. I would like to thank ANTA for its well wishes for my performance in the China Open.”
Jankovic also impressed by the new tennis dress and said, “ANTA Sports specially designed a ‘Pearl Crown’ pattern for me, suggesting that I am the defending champion at the China Open. I love this design very much. Besides, there are many fans supporting me and I am very touched. For me, participating in the China Open is like competing at my 'home court’, and I will keep moving and do all my best at the China Open.”
Jankovic selected ANTA gears for two young tennis players.
Jankovic signed autograph for two young tennis players.
Zheng Jie displayed her sportswear for the China Open.
Zheng Jie displayed the “Phoenix Returns to Nest” pattern specially designed by ANTA Sports.
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About ANTA Sports Products Limited
As one of the leading branded sportswear enterprises in China, ANTA Sports Products Limited primarily designs, develops, manufactures and markets sportswear, including sports footwear, apparel and accessories. The Group has established an extensive distribution network and nation-wide retail outlets throughout China under the management of the distributors. The Group places great emphasis on branding by integrating the resources from sponsorship of sports leagues, placement of advertisements, online interaction with consumers and endorsement of elite athletes with featured products in order to enhance product differentiation. For the past eight years, its footwear has been enjoying a leading position in China composite index on market shares.