YONEX players win their opening matches
- 26 June 2012
It was the opening day of the Wimbledon on Monday, June 25th. In the gentlemen's singles, No. 15 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D) faced the same nationality, Leonardo Mayer and won his first match.
In the first set, Juan's serves are very stable. He kept his service games constantly and won the set after one break. In the other two sets, they were really close. Juan and the opponent kept all their service games and showed solid performance. Finally, 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) had a match against Lucie Hradecka. Throughout the match, Angelique played accurately so that she made only 9 unforced errors while the opponent did 29 times. At last, Angelique defeated the Czech after 5 breaks in the match.
Next, the 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 with YONEX ISOMETRIC head shape and the distinct advantage of delivering physics-defying spin with every stroke.
She talked "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."
Today, the other matches of the first round will be taken 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 image is from the Roland Garros 2012.
Tournament Results [Day 1]
Gentlemen's Singles [1st Round]
Juan Monaco (ARG) def. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) def. David Nalbandian (RDiS 100 MP)(ARG) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2
Ladies' Singles [1st Round]
Angelique Kerber (GER) def. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-4 6-1
Sabine Lisicki (GER) def. Petra Martic (CRO) 6-4 6-2
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