US Open 2015: Team YONEX Prepares for Final Grand Slam of the Year

The main draw of the US Open gets underway this week, with the ranks of Team YONEX’s tennis players ready to hit the hard courts at the last Grand Slam of the year.

This year’s Roland Garros champion Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO) is the No. 5 seed at the tournament, and faces Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round, who Stan is undefeated against in four encounters. Borna Coric (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) faces World No. 8 Rafael Nadal, who the Croatian teenager has met once before, and beaten.

Belinda Bencic (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR HS 125) is taking to the court with the new EZONE DR, seeded at No. 12. Her best Grand Slam result so far is at the US Open, placing as a quarterfinalist last year. Ana Ivanovic (EZONE DR 98) will also be competing with the new racquet, along with No. 1 women’s doubles seed Martina Hingis (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, SHT-PROL), who placed as the women’s doubles finalist last year, and won in both women’s and mixed doubles at this year’s Wimbledon. Representing Team VCORE on the women’s side are Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100), who has secured four Premier-tier WTA titles this year, and Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN) who recently broke the record for most service aces at the Aegon Classic Birmingham this past June.

YONEX Gear at the US Open

The EZONE DR is set to make its Grand Slam debut at this year’s US Open. The newest evolution in the EZONE series, the EZONE DR delivers “dynamic repulsion” by way of the new NANOMETRIC DR material in the racquet head. This new material makes the racquet head stiffer, affording players increased repulsion on impact. Combined with an even larger sweet spot, the EZONE DR gives your game a huge boost in power.

Stan and Belinda will be playing in YONEX apparel at the tournament, fully equipped with technology to keep them focused on the court. Despite temperatures expected to hit the low-to-mid 30s (C°) during the first week, YONEX's VERYCOOL technology assures that Stan and Belinda remain cool in the heat. In addition, YONEX shirts are made with our Stretch Micro Smooth material that allows for smoother movement, as well as a sleeve design that allows for a 165-degree range of motion, letting YONEX players compete un-hindered and focus on their game.

*Photo of Stan taken at the 2014 US Open

*Photo of Belinda taken at the 2015 Rogers Cup Winner