In the men's singles, Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D) is seeded as No. 10, Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) is No. 18. On the womenfs 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 raised her ranking to No. 6 in the world. In the last yearfs US Open, she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round and became a semifinalist. This year, Angelique will play as a seeded player in US Open, although she entered the last tournament as No. 92 in the world ranking.
For main draws, some YONEX players are now playing in the qualifying tournament. In the menfs 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 the womenfs singles, Donna Vekic (VCORE 100S) moved ahead to play in the third round after defeating Karolina Pliskova by 6-1 6-2.
YONEX released New York Model for this season. Stanislas Wawrinka will play with wearing TW1614EX and TW2109EX.
In 2012, we have the design theme, gJapanese Styleh for our tennis clothing. The images featuring Japanese subculture like gmangah and ggameh are used for the clothing design. We expressed near-futuristic images.
By using impregnated 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 3Ž for cooler play.
Angeliquefs image is from Wimbledon 2012.
Schedule of Play [Day 1]
Menfs Singles [1st Round]
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Bernard Tomic (VCORE 98D)(AUS) vs. Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
David Nalbandian (VCORE 98D)(ARG) vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
Go Soeda (VCORE 98D)(JPN) vs. Mardy Fish (USA)
Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE 95D)(AUS) vs. Tobias Kamke (GER)
Womenfs Singles [1st Round]
Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Anne Keothavong (GBR)
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs. Qualifier
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)
Sabine Lisicki (GER) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
Zheng Jie (CHN) vs. Virqinie Razzano (FRA)
Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour)(TPE) vs. Qualifier
Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi 98)(USA) vs. Serena Williams (USA)
Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) vs. Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi)(JPN) vs. Monica Niculescu (ROU)
Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FiT)(JPN) vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)