Moriya makes the first Grand Slam appearance
- 27 August 2012
In the 3rd round of the qualifying tournament, Japanese player Hiroki Moriya (VCORE 98D, PTGSPN) faced against Daniel Kosakowski for the main draw. He won the last two sets after losing the first set. The final score was 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3 and Hiroki got a ticket to play in the US Open tournament. It will be the first Grand Slam appearance for him.
No. 14 seed in womenfs singles, Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) is ready for playing in US Open. On last Saturday, August 25th, she met Petra Kvitova in the final of the New Haven Open. Maria became a runner-up although she lost the close match by 7-6(9) 7-5. We hope that this result would boost Maria in US Open.
Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125) / Lucie Hradecka are seeded as No. 3 in the womenfs doubles of US Open. The Czech pair became finalists in the New Haven Open. Also, they were runners-up in Wimbledon 2012 and London Olympics. We hope that Andrea and her partner would achieve the best result in US Open.
No. 18 seed in the menfs singles, Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) is wearing YONEXfs SHT-308EX. As we have already announced, this shoes won the performance test in Tennis Addict out of 14 models(9 brands).
The YONEX Power Cushion absorbs shock then reverses the impact energy for smooth transfer into the next movement. Compared with Flexible Urethane, the YONEX Power Cushion construction provides 3 times more shock absorbing power.
SHT-308EX will reduce Stanislasfs fatigue on the hard court of US Open and support his aggressive movement.
Maria's image is from Wimbledon 2012.
Schedule of Play [Day 1, August 27th]
Menfs Singles [1st Round]
Go Soeda (VCORE 98D, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Mardy Fish (USA)
Hiroki Moriya (JPN) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO)
Womenfs Singles [1st Round]
Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97)(GER) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(CHN) vs. Virqinie Razzano (FRA)
Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour)(TPE) vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)