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YONEX Players Are Ready for the 2012 US Open

24 August 2012

The 2012 US Open, one of the biggest tennis tournaments, will be held from August 27th to September 9th. The main draw was announced on Thursday, August 23rd, and there are six YONEX male players and eleven female players in the singles tournaments.

In men’s singles, Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D) is seeded as No. 10, Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) is No. 18. On the women’s side, Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S) is No. 6, Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE 100S) is No. 8, Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) is No. 12, Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) is No. 14, Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97) is No. 16 and Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN) is No. 28.

Recently, Angelique Kerber’s ranking rose to No. 6 in the world. In last year’s US Open, she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round and was the semifinalist. This year, Angelique will play as a seeded player in the US Open, despite entering the last tournament as No. 92 in the world ranking.

In order to enter the main draw, some YONEX players are now playing in the qualifying tournament. In men’s singles, Richard Berankis (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) progressed to the third round by defeating Robert Farah 2-6 7-6(7) 7-5. Hiroki Moriya (VCORE 98D) played against Wayne Odesnik and won the second round match by 3-6 6-1 7-5. In women’s singles, Donna Vekic (VCORE 100S) moved ahead to play in the third round after defeating Karolina Pliskova by 6-1 6-2.

YONEX released its New York Model for this season. Stanislas Wawrinka will be wearing TW1614EX and TW2109EX on the court.

We have a new design theme for our tennis clothing in 2012 called “Japanese Style”. They feature images referencing Japanese subculture like “manga” and “games” in the clothing design, expressing near-futuristic images.

By using Xylitol, a completely natural technology, VERYCOOL clothing from YONEX absorbs heat and perspiration, providing a significant cooling effect during exercise. No matter what the ambient temperature, VERYCOOL lowers body heat by 3 degrees C for cooler play.


*Angelique’s image is from Wimbledon 2012.

Schedule of Play [Day 1]

Menfs Singles [1st Round]
[10]Juan Monaco (ARG) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[18]Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Bernard Tomic (VCORE 98D)(AUS) vs. Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
David Nalbandian (VCORE 98D)(ARG) vs. [7]Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
Go Soeda (VCORE 98D)(JPN) vs. [23]Mardy Fish (USA)
Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE 95D)(AUS) vs. Tobias Kamke (GER)

Womenfs Singles [1st Round]
[6]Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Anne Keothavong (GBR)
[8]Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
[12]Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs. Qualifier
[14]Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)
[16]Sabine Lisicki (GER) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
[28]Zheng Jie (CHN) vs. Virqinie Razzano (FRA)
Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour)(TPE) vs. Qualifier
Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi 98)(USA) vs. [4]Serena Williams (USA)
Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) vs. [24]Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi)(JPN) vs. [26]Monica Niculescu (ROU)
Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FiT)(JPN) vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)