US Open 2016: Angelique into Semis

The US Open sees Yonex players continue to produce impressive results in day 9 of the tournament.


Closer and Closer to No. 1


Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR FIRE 120) is into the US Open semifinal, pulling off yet another straight win—this time over Italian Roberta Vinci, 7-5, 6-0. Angie remained cool and calm in the face of the 2015 finalist—even when broken, the World No. 2 would power forward to immediately break back. After securing the first set, the German dominated in the second, earning three break points en route to her quarterfinal victory.

“I know that I can beat everybody, and this is what gives me also a lot of confidence and motivation for going out there and playing with a lot of emotion,” commented Angie after the match on the official WTA website.

This win puts Angelique 3-2 against Vinci head-to-head, and more importantly brings her close to the coveted World No. 1 spot. She has also matched her best result at the US Open with this victory, having advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 2011.

Looking Ahead at Day 10


Day 10 will see Team Yonex players fight for a number of semifinal spots. Here are a few of the big matches:

● Men’s Singles QF: [3] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(SUI) VS Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)

● Men’s Doubles QF: [1] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125)(FRA)/ Nicolas Mahut (FRA) VS Robert Lindstedt (SWE)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)

● Women’s Doubles QF: [6] Martina Hingis (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(SUI)/ CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA) VS [16] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE)

Juniors Take to the Court


Yonex juniors are making progress in the boys’ and girls’ competitions. No. 13 seed from Spain Nicola Kuhn (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125/POLYTOUR SPIN) moved into the third round of boys’ singles after beating Sam Riffice, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. On the girls’ side, No. 13 seed Viktoria Kuzmova (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125) of Slovakia defeated Iga Swiatek of Poland in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. In girls’ doubles, the Japanese-Ukrainian pair of Mai Hontama (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125) and Anastasia Zarytska are into round 2 with a win over the Swedish-Russian team of Mirjan Bjorklund (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125) and Marta Paigina, 6-4, 6-4.

US Open 2016 Tournament Results


Women’s Singles (Quarterfinal)

[2] Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR FIRE 120)(GER) def. [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 7-5, 6-0

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) def. Anastasija Sevastova (EZONE, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(LAT) 6-0, 6-2

Boys’ Singles (Round 2)

[12] Youssef Hossam (VCORE SV 95, POLYTOUR PRO 120, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(EGY) def. Olukayode Alafia Damina Ayeni (USA)6-3, 6-2

[13] Nicola Kuhn (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125/POLYTOUR SPIN)(ESP) def. Sam Riffice (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

[14] Marvin Moeller (GER) def. Alexandre Rotsaert (VCORE)(USA) 6-2, 6-3

Girls’ Singles (Round 2)

[13] Viktoria Kuzmova (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SVK) def. Iga Swiatek (POL) 6-2, 6-2

Taylor Johnson (USA) def. Irina Cantos Siemers (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(GER) 6-4, 6-4

Girls’ Doubles (Round 1)

Irina Cantos Siemers (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(GER)/Daria Kuczer (POL) def. Carson Branstine (USA)/Kylie McKenzie (USA) 6-3, 6-2

Mai Hontama (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(JPN)/Anastasia Zarytska (UKR) def. Mirjan Bjorklund (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SWE)/Marta Paigina (RUS) 6-4, 6-4

Shelly Krolitzky (ISR)/Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez (MEX) def. Elena Rybakina (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(RUS)/ Varvara Gracheva (RUS) Walkover

Paula Arias Manjon (ESP)/Eva Guerrero Alvarez (ESP) def. Panna Udvardy (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(HUN)/ Mira Antonitsch (AUT) 6-4, 7-5

Hailey Baptiste (USA)/Ann Li (USA) def. [2] Katarina Zavatska (EZONE, POLYTOUR SPIN/POLYTOUR PRO 125)(UKR)/ Amina Anshba (RUS) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7

Kayla Day (USA)/Caroline Dolehide (USA) def. [6] Emily Appleton (EZONE DR 100)(GBR)/Ayumi Miyamoto (JPN) 6-1, 6-2

Nicole Frenkel (USA)/Sofia Kenin (USA) def. Viktoria Kuzmova (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SVK)/Federica Bilardo (ITA) 6-7(1), 6-3, 10-8

Hailey Baptiste (USA)/Ann Li (USA) def. [2] Amina Anshba (EZONE DR 100)(RUS)/ Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7

[3] Usue Maitane Arconada (USA)/Claire Liu (USA) def. Johana Markova (EZONE DR 100)(CZE)/Lucie Kankova (CZE) 6-1, 6-2

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