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US Open 2013 Qualifiers Kick Off

20 August 2013

This year’s last Grand Slam tournament, the 2013 US Open is upcoming and the qualifying tournament starts on August 20th. There are eight YONEX players who compete at the qualifying round to get the ticket for main draw. Their opening matches are as follows.


Men’s Qualifying Singles [1st Round]

[17]Go Soeda (VCORE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Austin Krajicek (USA)

Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Xi 98)(AUS) vs. Greg Jones (AUS)

Women’s Qualifying Singles [1st Round]

[3]Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) vs. Florencia Molinero (ARG)

Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi 98)(USA) vs. Corinna Dentori (ITA)

Yurika Sema (VCORE Xi 100, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Andreea Mitu (ROU)

Sachie Ishizu (VCORE Xi 100)(JPN) vs. Sarah Gronert (GER)

Erika Sema (VCORE Xi 100, PTGP125)(JPN) vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)

Elena Baltacha (VCORE Xi 100)(GBR) vs. [23]Melanie Oudin (USA)


Meanwhile, the last preliminary tournaments of US open is taking place this week. Argentina’s Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) entered Winston-Salem Open as No. 8 seed, and Lithuanian promising player Ricardas Berankis (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN) also fights this event. On the WTA Tour, Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100), Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, PTGSPN) and Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN) play at New Haven Open at Yale. The 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine made a good start with a victory against Kristina Mladenovic of France in the first round. Martina Hingis (EZONE Xi, PTGP125) also gets in the doubles event as wild card with Daniela Hantuchova.

Please keep up your big support for all YONEX players throughout this hard court season!

*Players’ images are from Australian Open 2013.