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2019 US Open: Osaka leads Team Yonex into New York at this year’s final Slam

Date
25 August 2019

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NYNaomi Osaka (JPN) headlines the US Open draw on the women’s side as the number one player in the world. The top seed will be defending her 2018 title, where she became the first-ever Japanese Grand Slam Champion after defeating Serena Williams in the finals.

Osaka will play Russia’s Anna Blinkova on Arthur Ashe stadium in their first-career meeting on Tuesday.

Angelique Kerber (GER), the 2016 US Open Champion, is flying under the radar in New York. The German will be looking for her first hard court win this season when she begins play on Monday.

19-year-old Dayana Yastremska (UKR) is seeded for the first time in her career at a major. After switching to the new VCORE PRO racquet, which launched on Friday in the United States, the Ukrainian teenager recorded wins against two top-20 opponents and two former world number ones.

On the men’s side, Stan Wawrinka (SUI) begins his quest for a second US Open title on Monday under the lights on Louis Armstrong Stadium. The 2016 champion also switched to the new VCORE PRO to begin the hard court season and will be donning the New York Collection.

Wawrinka could potentially meet Hubert Hurkacz (POL) in the second round if the two players win their first round matches. Hurkacz capped his career-best summer leading into the US Open with his first ATP title at the Winston-Salem Open.

Frances Tiafoe (USA) is one of 16 Americans on the men’s side looking to impress the hometown crowd. The Washington, D.C. native will play Ivo Karlovic in the first round on Tuesday.

Follow @Yonex_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates from #TeamYonex.

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Men
Denis Kudla (USA) - VCORE 98
[23] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) – VCORE PRO 97 / ECLIPSION2New York Collection
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) - VCORE PRO 97 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 / ECLIPSION2 / New York Collection
Jaume Munar (ESP) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 130 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) – VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR SPIN 125FUSIONREV3 / New York Collection
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) – VCORE PRO 97 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 / ECLIPSION2 / New York Collection
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – VCORE PRO 97
Steve Johnson (USA) - VCORE 98
[28] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) - EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 120
Denis Shapovalov (CAN) – VCORE 95 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Alexander Bublik (KAZ) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Radu Albot (MDA) - VCORE 98 / ECLIPSION2 / New York Collection
Frances Tiafoe (USA) – VCORE PRO 97 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Lloyd Harris (RSA) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 120
Casper Ruud (NOR) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 & POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / FUSIONREV3 / New York Collection
Hyeon Chung (KOR) - VCORE PRO 97

Women
[1] Naomi Osaka (JPN) – EZONE Limited EditionPOLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Timea Babos (HUN) - VCORE 100
Marie Bouzkova (CZE) – VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Jessica Pegula (USA) – EZONE 98
[13] Belinda Bencic (SUI) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Tatjana Maria (GER) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR FIRE 120 / ECLIPSION2 / New York Collection
[23] Donna Vekic (CRO) - VCORE 100
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – EZONE 100
Yafan Wang (CHN) – VCORE 98 
Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) - EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 120
Whitney Osuigwe (USA) - EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Monica Puig (PUR) – VCORE 100 / FUSIONREV3 / New York Collection
[32] Dayana Yastremska (UKR) – VCORE PRO 100 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 & POLYTOUR DRIVE 125 / FUSIONREV3New York Collection
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) - EZONE 98
Magdalena Frech (POL) - VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Lin Zhu (CHN) –VCORE 100POLYTOUR SPIN 125
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) – VCORE 98
[27] Caroline Garcia (FRA) –VCORE 100POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR FIRE 125
Tamara Zidansek (SLO) – VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Ana Bogdan (ROU) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Harriet Dart (GBR) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 / REXIS 130
Ivana Jorovic (SRB) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 / ECLIPSION2 / New York Collection
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – VCORE 100
[12] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) – EZONE 98 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 / ECLIPSION2 / New York Collection
[14] Angelique Kerber (GER) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR FIRE 120
Fiona Ferro (FRA) - VCORE 100
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) – EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) – VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125 & POLYTOUR FIRE 125