Akane Yamaguchi is the youngest player ever to win a BWF Superseries Title, at an age of just 16 years and 3 months. Though she stands at just 155 cms, her defensive play and retrieving capabilities are unparalleled. Former Denmark National coach and renowned commentator Steen Pedersen often describes Akane Yamaguchi as the most technically skilled player in the current crop of women single’s players.
Akane’s favourite colour is red, the english translation for the Japanese word ‘Akane’ is deep red.
YONEX ASTROX 100ZZ
2020 – Present
The Yonex Astrox series was lauched in 2017 and in 2020 Yonex brought this new version. This is a head heavy racket with a rigid frame. The racket comes in 4U and 3U variants. This racket is powerful, fast, and precise.
This racket is one of the heavier rackets available. It can deliver powerful smashes but it is not too tiring to the arm. This racket will be beneficial for both doubles and singles players who want a fast, accurate and powerful racket. It features a solid core racket shaft.
YONEX ASTROX 77
2017 – 2020
Akane Yamaguchi is currently using the Astrox 77. The Astrox 77 is an excellent racket both for intermediate as well as pros. The medium flex on the racket increases good timing of your shots. Its a racket suited for singles.