The first Grand Slam tournament of this year, Australian Open 2013 starts on Monday, January 14th. The seeds for singles events have been announced on the official website, and 6 YONEX players are going to compete as seeded players. In the men’s singles, Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) plays as No.11 seed, Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) as No.16. While on the women’s side, the world top 5 player Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) enters the tournament as No.5 seed, the quarterfinalist of last year Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE Xi 100) as No.10, Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) as No.13 and Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) as No.14.
Today Ricardas Berankis (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) and Hiroki Moriya (VCORE Xi 98, PTGSPN) played the 1st round of the men’s qualifying singles. Ricardas faced Peter Gojowczyk of Germany and defeated the opponent in straight sets by 6-3 6-4.
Wearing new YONEX clothing, Stan will compete to win his first Grand Slam title. His select is TW1616EX shirt which has 2 characteristics in addition to YONEX unique technology VERY COOL. The special fibres like right images are used for the shirt to give you comfort. The ‘cross shaped’ fibre keeps you protected from UV with better moisture transfer. The carbon impregnated conductive fibre avoids the discomfort of static electricity.
Australian Open 2013, Men’s Qualifying Singles [1st Round]
Ricardas Berankis (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(LTU) def. Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 6-3 6-4
Dustin Brown (GER) def. Hiroki Moriya (VCORE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(JPN) 4-6 6-4 6-2