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Australian Open: Strong Starts for Team Yonex

17 January 2017

The main draw of the Australian Open got underway on Monday, January 16th with exciting first round wins from Team Yonex.

Grand Slam Champs Prevail

3-time Grand Slam champion and No. 4 seed Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) took to the Margaret Court Arena for a full-set first round thriller against Martin Klizan. Stan The Man put up a strong fight against the tenacious Slovak, gradually finding stable footing to dispatch him 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Harnessing the ball-crushing power of his VCORE Duel G, Stanimal fired off 21 sizzling aces and 60 winners.

Armed with her powerful, game-changing POLYTOUR FIRE 120 string, Angelique Kerber (VCORE) got her title defense off the ground, winning 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 against Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko. The World No. 1 German rushed to a 6-2, 2-0 lead with her potent low crouching shots and explosive drop shots. Spirited mid-game retaliation on the part of Tsurenko the saw the scores go even, but the Ukrainian was still no match for Angelique’s top-ranked caliber. Angie remained confident in the third set to win the match in just over 2 hours.

Local Favorite Dazzles Hometown Crowd

Local favorite Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120) blasted through his opening match against Gastao Elias of Portugal. Nick opened the match with a huge ace, and would go on to take set 1 in just 19 minutes. The 21-year-old would proceed to seal set 2 with a ferocious jumping forehand, and would continue to pick up successive winners en route to winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Australian Open 2017 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[4] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(SUI) def. Martin Klizan (SVK) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

[14] Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Gastao Elias (POR) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2

[23] Jack Sock (USA) def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125)(FRA) 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3


Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[1] Angelique Kerber (VCORE, POLYTOUR FIRE 120)(GER) def. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA) def. [15] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-1, 7-6(3)