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YONEX Players Win Their Opening Matches

26 June 2012

Monday, June 25th saw the opening day of Wimbledon. In the gentlemen’s singles, No. 15 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D) competed against his fellow countryman Leonardo Mayer, and won his first match.

Juan demonstrated very stable serves in the first set. He constantly kept his service games, and won the set after one break. The remaining two sets were very close. Juan and his opponent kept all their service games, and demonstrated solid performance. Juan won both sets after tiebreakers, and advanced to the second round.

In the ladies’ singles, six YONEX players moved ahead to play in the second round. First, No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S) went up against Lucie Hradecka. Throughout the match, Angelique played very accurately, making only nine unforced errors while her opponent made 29. In the end, Angelique defeated the Czech after five breaks in the match.

Next, a new YONEX player, No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97) faced Petra Martic and won the match in straight sets.

Sabine is using the new VCORE Tour, which has a larger sweet spot thanks to YONEX’s ISOMETRIC head shape, and has a distinct advantage, delivering physics-defying spin with every stroke.

“I liked this new racquet with the first impression. It was very comfortable to hit. Especially when I attack hard, I feel the ball goes more powerful and generates more spin than before,” she said.

Today, other first round matches will take place. In the gentlemen's singles, No. 20 seed Bernard Tomic (VCORE 98D) will face David Goffin, and No. 25 seed Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) will have a match against Jurgen Melzer. In the ladies' singles, No .7 seed Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE 100S) will face Tamira Paszek, and No. 14 seed Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) will play against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

Monaco's photograph taken at Roland Garros 2012.

Tournament Results [Day 1]
Gentlemen's Singles [1st Round]
[15]Juan Monaco (ARG) def. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
[8]Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) def. David Nalbandian (RDiS 100 MP)(ARG) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2

Ladies' Singles [1st Round]
[8]Angelique Kerber (GER) def. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-4 6-1
[15]Sabine Lisicki (GER) def. Petra Martic (CRO) 6-4 6-2
[17]Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98)(RUS) def. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 6-3 6-1
Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour)(TPE) def. Virginie Razzano (ITA) 6-2 6-4
Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi)(JPN) def. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 6-4 6-3
Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour)(CZE) def. Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 6-1 6-2