SALT LAKE CITY, USA - Climbing to the summit of women's tennis is no easy matter. Staying there, though, is arguably even more challenging.
No stone is left unturned in the quest for the slightest competitive edge. Therefore, it is no surprise that many players are paying increasing attention the nutritional side of their preparation.
Kristina Mladenovic and Alizé Cornet are two players famed almost as much for their exceptional physical conditioning as for their technical brilliance, and on Tuesday were unveiled as the latest big names to trust their health to USANA Health Sciences.
The two Frenchwomen join USANA's 700-plus stable of athletes who back their performances with the global nutritional company's NSF-tested products, including fellow WTA stars Caroline Wozniacki, Eugenie Bouchard, Madison Keys, Samantha Stosur, Sloane Stephens, Monica Puig and Zheng Saisai.
Currently the highest-ranked French player in both singles and doubles, Mladenovic is one of the brightest young talents on tour. Still just 22, Mladenovic already has one WTA title in singles and a further 12 in doubles, as well as two Grand Slam mixed doubles crowns alongside Canada's Daniel Nestor.
"I'm excited to be part of Team USANA," Mladenovic said. "I have been using USANA vitamins and supplements for a few years and have seen the difference that it has made in my health and fitness. As one of USANA's Ambassadors, I'm looking forward to sharing my positive experience with others and letting them know what USANA can do for them."
Heading into her 10th year on tour, Cornet recently captured her fifth WTA singles title, at the Hobart International, taking down fellow USANA Brand Ambassador Eugenie Bouchard in the final. The former World No.11 has reached the last 16 at three of the four majors and also holds three wins over Serena Williams.
"USANA vitamins and supplements have been an important part of my nutrition routine for years," Cornet said. "I believe in USANA products and I am thrilled to be an Ambassador."
USANA has been the Official Health Supplement Supplier of the WTA since 2006 and continues to provide its high-quality, NSF-tested nutritional products to more than 170 WTA athletes, including 15 athletes in the WTA Top 20, and eight of the Top 10.