Spin it to the Limit: Big VCORE SV Launch Event Ahead of US Open

Yonex kicked off the 2016 US Open in style with an exclusive launch event for the new VCORE SV tennis racquet on Friday, August 26th.

Going Head-to-Head with the Pros

The event welcomed a large assembly of Team Yonex stars, featuring Stan Wawrinka, Juan Monaco, Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, Michael Mmoh, Lleyton Hewitt, Angelique Kerber, Ana Ivanovic, CoCo Vandeweghe, Belinda Bencic, and Naomi Osaka.

Held at the City View Racquet Club in New York, the event welcomed approximately 80 specially chosen fans who gathered to try out the new racquet. Fans went head-to-head with the VCORE SV, and had many positive things to say after a few rounds with the new stick.

Team Yonex super stars then took to the court for a thrilling exhibition match, dazzling fans with their skills. The fans then received the chance of a lifetime, getting the opportunity to go face-to-face with the pros on the court. Closing off the event was a reception party held in the club lounge featuring on-stage interviews with the players.

Keep an eye out for a video of the event coming soon!

Looking ahead at the US Open

This year’s US Open gets underway today, August 29th. Last year Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125) and partner Nicolas Mahut won the men’s doubles title, becoming the first all-French team to ever do so at the tournament. Martina Hingis (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L) also picked up two titles at the tournament last year in women’s and mixed doubles.

Day 1 sees Australian Open champ and No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber go up against Polona Hercog of Slovenia, and No. 24 seed Belinda Bencic go up against local contestant Samantha Crawford. No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka goes up against Fernando Verdasco of Spain in day 2, while No. 14 seed Nick Kyrgios faces English Aljaz Bedene.

Stan and Belinda are both backed up by Yonex apparel, keeping them cool under the hot summer sun.