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VCORE players move into Third Round

28 June 2012

It was the third day of Wimbledon on Wednesday, June 27th. Five YONEX players advanced to the next round.

In gentlemen’s singles, No. 15 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D) faced Jeremy Chardy. Juan displayed persistent performance, losing only one set. Additionally, the Argentine broke a total of four times, despite his opponent being a big server. The final score was 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3). “I feel really happy after this second victory at Wimbledon. One more time, thank you all for your support,” commented Juan on his Facebook page after the match.

In ladies' singles, No. 14 seed Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) went up against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. Ana played offensively in her opening match at Wimbledon and earned 31 winners while her opponent only scored 20 throughout the match. She defeated the Spaniard by 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97) exhibited aggressive play, earning 10 service aces and 48 winners in the second round. After a very close third set, Sabine took the match against Bojana Jovanovski  at 3-6 6-2 8-6.

Sabine is playing with the new VCORE Tour racquet at Wimbledon. “I was looking for more power because sometimes I feel I need it more during the strokes between the opponents but now this racquet gives me sufficient power to shift the opponent's to mine. This is why I can be more offensive on the court,” she said.

In other ladies’ singles matches, No. 17 seed Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98) defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino by 6-1, 6-2 and Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour) won against Stephanie Foretz Gacon by 6-4, 6-1.

Today, Elena Baltacha (EZONE Xi) will face the defending champion, No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova.

Tournament Results [Day 3]

Gentlemen's Singles [1st Round]
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) def. [25]Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97)(SUI) 3-6 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4 8-6

Gentlemen's Singles [2nd Round]
[15]Juan Monaco (ARG) def. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-6(3)

Ladies' Singles [1st Round]
[14]Ana Ivanovic (SRB) def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 6-3 3-6 6-3
Tamira Paszek (AUT) def. [7]Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE 100S)(DEN) 5-7 7-6(4) 6-4
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT)(JPN) 5-7 6-3 6-3
[10]Sara Errani (ITA)  def. Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi)(USA) 6-1 6-3

Ladies' Singles [2nd Round]
[15]Sabine Lisicki (GER) def. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 3-6 6-2 8-6
[17]Maria Kirilenko (RUS) def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 6-1 6-2
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Stephanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 6-4 6-1
[30]Shuai Peng (CHN) def. Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi)(JPN) 7-6(4) 6-3
Kim Clijsters (BEL) def. Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour)(CZE) 6-3 6-3