Grand Slam Caliber
Men’s singles saw Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) put on a very strong performance against American Steve Johnson (VCORE SV 98) to make it through to the third round. The Swiss’ VCORE Duel G gave birth to ferocious serve power, producing 11 aces across the match’s 1 hour and 51 minutes. The last of these aces set up Stan’s match up point, which he would proceed to convert, winning with a final score of 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Stanimal also picked up points with his trademark backhand and potent forehand, recording 46 winners to his name.
On her 29th birthday, World No. 1 Angelique Kerber (VCORE, POLYTOUR FIRE 120) advanced to the third round against fellow German Carina Witthoeft. In the three-set encounter, Angie remained calm in the decider with a rock solid defense to prevail with a final score of 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2. Upon her second-round victory, the whole stadium came together to sing happy birthday for the defending champion.
Stan the Man: Geared up for 2017
Stan The Man is taking to the Australian Open courts in Yonex’s new 2017 apparel. Available in a variety of colors including Stan’s favorite pink, Yonex apparel is made with technology to help Stan keep cool and comfortable under the hot Australian sun.
Supporting Stan’s footwork on the court are the new POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION tennis shoes. The new model features an enhanced midsole, providing improved overall torque resistance and stability for quicker and sharper movements on the court. The shoes also grant players ultimate comfort with the Yonex POWER CUSHION for robust shock absorption to cut down on fatigue, letting players stay on the move for a longer period of time.
Watch the new POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION promo video with Stan the Man:
Australian Open 2017 Tournament Results
Men’s Singles (Round 2)
 Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(SUI) def. Steve Johnson (VCORE SV 98)(USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Andreas Seppi (ITA) def. Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) 1-6, 6-7(1), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8
Women’s Singles (Round 2)
 Angelique Kerber (VCORE, POLYTOUR FIRE 120)(GER) def. Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2
 Anastasija Sevastova (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(LAT) def. Kristina Kucova (SVK) 6-3, 6-4
CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA) def. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-4, 7-5(5)
 Venus Williams (USA) def. Stefanie Voegele (VCORE SV 98)(SUI) 6-3, 6-2
Women’s Doubles (Round 1)
Alizé Cornet (FRA)/Magda Linette (POL) def.  Darija Jurak (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR SPIN, Yonex Shoes)(CRO)/Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Caroline Garcia (VCORE SV 100, Yonex String)(FRA)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def. Belinda Bencic (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SUI)/Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-1, 6-2
Sara Errani (ITA)/ Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) def. Daria Gavrilova (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(AUS)/Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 6-2, 6-4
Danka Kovinic (MNE)/Laura Siegemund (GER) def. Renata Voracova (VCORE SV 100, POWER CUSHION FUSIONREV2)