US Open 2016: First Round Wins for Angie, Belinda & Naomi

The US Open got underway on Monday, August 29th with Team Yonex’s powerful female players breaking through into Round 2.

Naomi into Round 2 in US Open Debut

Naomi Osaka (EZONE DR 98POLYTOUR PRO 130/TOUR SUPER 850) has broken into the second round in her US Open main-draw debut against CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98). The aggressive 18-year-old boasted her trademark power at the baseline, excelling on the court with explosive shots. She made a strong comeback after dropping a tight opening game, securing nine aces and four break points en route to her 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4 win.

Fellow member of team EZONE Belinda Bencic (EZONE DR 100POLYTOUR PRO 125) also made it into the second round, grabbing a 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4 win over local Samantha Crawford. The young Swiss made a strong comeback after an absence from the tour, persevering in the summer heat. The Swiss played a cleaner game with fewer errors than her opponent, breaking her seven times to move into the next round.

Target: Grand Slam No. 2 and World No. 1

Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100POLYTOUR FIRE 120) has a strong round 1 win under her belt on Day 1 of the US Open, defeating Polona Hercog. The 2016 Australian Open champ and World No. 2 has her gaze fixed on her next Grand Slam title at this tournament. A title at the US Open may also put her at the coveted World No. 1 spot. She is the No. 2 seed at this year’s tournament, the highest she has ever been seeded at a Grand Slam.

Day 2 sees Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) take to the court against Fernando Verdasco while Michael Mmoh faces Jeremy Chardy of France using the new VCORE SV 98.

US Open 2016 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[23] Kevin Anderson (RSA) def. Yoshihito Nishioka (VCORE SV 98POLYTOUR SPIN, New Yonex Shoes) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4

Mischa Zverev (GER) def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97POLYTOUR FIRE 125) 6-4, 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-0

Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[2] Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100POLYTOUR FIRE 120)(GER) def. Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-0,1-0 Retired

Naomi Osaka (EZONE DR 98POLYTOUR PRO 130/TOUR SUPER 850)(JPN) def. CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4

Belinda Bencic (EZONE DR 100POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SUI) def. Samantha Crawford(USA) 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4

Anastasija Sevastova (Yonex Racquet, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(LAT) def. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-3,6-3

Yafan Wang (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN) def. Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-3,7-6(4)

Cagla Buyukakcay (EZONE DR 100)(TUR) def. Irina Falconi (USA) 6-2,6-1

Catherine Belis (USA) def. Viktorija Goluvic (VCORE Si 100) 6-2,6-3

Katerina Bondarenko (UKR) def. Su-Wei Hsieh (VCORE Duel G 97POLYTOUR PRO 120)(TPE) 6-0,7-5

Yulia Putintseva (RUS) def. Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(GER) 6-1,6-2