Australian Open: Strong Starts for Team Yonex

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)