US Open 2016: Stan the Man into Round 3

Yonex players continue to perform well as the US Open heads into the weekend.

Strong Resolve and Super Serves into Round 3

Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) proved his 2-time-Grand-Slam champ prowess in the second round of the US Open, soundly holding off an assault from Italian qualifier Alessandro Giannessi. The No. 3 seed brilliantly dominated in the first set, rounding it off with an ace. Stan cranked up the aggression in the second set, reeling off three games from a 5-2 deficit to draw even. The Swiss forced a tiebreak, proceeding to brilliantly secure the first two sets.

The Stanimal remained resolute in the third set, saving a barrage of break points, and would win the match after forcing a forehand error on Giannessi. Stan the Man fired off 57 winners en route to his 6-1, 7-6(4), 7-5 victory. He faces Daniel Evans of the UK in round 3.

The second round at the US Open also saw super serves on the part of Australian Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120) in his match against Horacio Zeballos. The No. 14 seed landed 27 aces and boasted a 94% first-serve win percentage. Dominating the court with his fierce service game, he took the first set with an ace that clocked in at blazing 125 mph. With 48 winners to his name, Nick advanced to the second round in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.

With this win, Nick has advanced to the third round at every single Grand Slam this year.

Women’s Doubles Gets Underway

Martina Hingis (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L) paired up with fellow EZONE DR player CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98), coming back from a set down to win over German-Czech duo of Anna Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Daria Gavrilova (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125) made it into the second round of women’s doubles paired with partner Daria Kasatkina to earn a solid straight win over Gabriela Dabrowski and Maria Jose Martines Sanchez, 6-1, 6-4.

US Open 2016 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 2)

[3] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(SUI) def. Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 6-1, 7-6(4), 7-5

[14] Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 7-5 ,6-4, 6-4

[8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) def. Ricardas Berankis (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR SPIN, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(LTU) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Women’s Singles (Round 2)

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) def. Wang Qiang (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN) 6-0, 6-1

Women’s Doubles (Round 1)

[3] Andrea Hlavackova (Yonex Racquet, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(CZE)/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def. Denisa Allertova (CZE)/Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-3, 6-0

[6] Martina Hingis (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L) (SUI)/CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA) def. Anna Groenefeld(GER)/Kveta Peschke(CZE) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Daria Gavrilova (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(AUS)/Daria Kasatkina(RUS) def. Gabriela Dabrowski(CAN)/Maria Jose Martines Sanchez(ESP) 6-1, 6-4

Victorija Golubic (VCORE Si 100)(SUI)/Nicole Melichar (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR SPIN, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(USA) def.Tatiana Maria (VCORE Tour F 97)(GER)/Madison Brengle (USA) 6-2, 6-2

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)/Maria Sanchez (USA) def. Belinda Bencic (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SUI)/ Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4, 6-4

Times Babos (HUN)/Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) def. Julia Boserup (EZONE)/Catherine Bellis (USA) 6-3, 6-0