Stan Fights Aggressively Against The Defending Champion
- 21 January 2013
Attacking with VCORE Tour 97, No.15 seed Stanislas Wawrinka showed superior offensive performance at the fourth round match against the 2011 and 2012 Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic on day 7, January 20th. Stan ran a dead heat in 5 hours 2 minutes and fought aggressively for winning a hard battle although he couldn’t reach the quarterfinal. It was so exciting match enough to pack Rod Laver Arena, and the spectators watched their efforts to the end. The final score was 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 12-10.
Throughout the match, Stan attacked consistently to overcome the defending champion. He earned 69 winners and made 18 chances to break. Especially he surprised the spectators with his marvelous one-handed backhand. Also Stan’s serves were very well to hit 16 aces. Stan kept offensive play to exceed the opponent, and his VCORE racquet assisted him to generate powerful shots. Stan talked, “I’m really pleased with VCORE Tour 97. It gives me the confidence to hit the ball aggressively, with more power and more spin on both my backhand and forehand shots. This racquet is the perfect partner for my game.”
At the third round match of women’s singles, No.14 seed Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) faced No.20 seed Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, and defeated the opponent in straight sets by 7-6(4), 6-3. After winning the close first set, Maria made 6 break chances and achieved 3 times to capture the ticket for the next round.
Maria has reached the quarterfinal at the 2010 Australian Open. To break her record, she faces No.3 seed Serena Williams in the fourth round today.
Tournament Results [Day 8]
Women’s Singles [4th Round]
Women’s Doubles [3rd Round]