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Zheng and Baltacha Advance to Second Round

27 June 2012

Tuesday, June 26th marked the second day of Wimbledon. Several matches were postponed by rain, but five YONEX players managed to finish their matches, and three of them advanced to the next round.

In the ladies' singles, No. 25 seed Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN) faced Stephanie Dubois. She lost the first set by 4-6, but Zheng showed great offensive performance, scoring 34 winners while her opponent only scored 10 throughout the match. Finally, she won the next two sets in a row, moving ahead to play in the second round.

Elena Baltacha (EZONE Xi)—ranked No. 3 in the UK— had a match against Karin Knapp. Throughout the match, Elena demonstrated persistent performance, especially in the third set, making no double faults and only five unforced errors. At last, she defeated the Italian with 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Meanwhile in the gentlemen's singles, Japanese Go Soeda (VCORE98D), Japan’s No.2, faced Igor Kunitsyn. Throughout the whole match, he exhibited great serves, making nine service aces. Go won the match in straight sets by 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. It was his first win in a Grand Slam singles tournament.

On Wednesday, postponed matches will take place, as well as some second round matches. In the gentlemen’s singles, No. 15 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE98D) will face Jeremy Chardy. In the ladies' singles, No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE100S) will play against Ekaterina Makarova, and No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki (VCORETour97) will face Bojana Jovanovski.

Tournament Results [Day 2]

Gentlemen's Singles [1st Round]
David Goffin (BEL) def. [20]Bernard Tomic (VCORE98D)(AUS) 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
[25]Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORETour97)(SUI) vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-3 6-7 6-2 4-6 4-5 (40-40) Suspended
Go Soeda (JPN) def. Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 6-3 6-2 6-1
[5]Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) def. Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE 95D)(AUS) 6-3 6-4 6-4

Ladies' Singles [1st Round]
[7]Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE100S)(DEN) vs. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 2-2 Suspended
[14]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) (SRB) vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) Cancelled
[25]Zheng Jie (CHN) def. Stephanie Dubois (CAN) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Elena Baltacha (GBR) def. Karin Knapp (ITA) 4-6 6-4 6-0
Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT)(JPN) vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) Cancelled
Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi)(USA) vs. [10]Sara Errani (ITA) 1-6 3-5 (40-AD) Suspended