Ana Soars Through to Third Round in 2014’s Roland Garros
- 30 May 2014
May 29th, 2014, the fifth day of Roland Garros turned out to be an exciting one, with Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) proving unstoppable once again, advancing to round three in the tournament with another straight-set victory. Stepping onto the the clay court with Elina Svitolina, this was their fourth time meeting—but their first time on a clay court. The match opened with an intense down-to-the-wire first set, with both breaking each other more than once, and at one point tying at 5-5. However, with her eyes on the prize, Ana entered heavily into the offensive in the first set’s final game, and took it brilliantly. The second set proved to be less stressful on the Serbian player, and she played with confidence. Breaking her opponent twice and hitting 13 winners, she ended the match with a decisive winner down the line. The final score was 7-5 6-2.
This match had not only fans at the edge of their seats, but also had Ana at the edge of her figurative seat. “The first set was very tight from both sides. I was really happy to hold my nerves in the end of that first set and then sort of pick up my intensity and rhythm in the second.” commented Ana, according to her official website.
The former Roland Garros champion is on fire at the moment, and seems poised to reclaim her 2008 title. She faces the 23rd-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the third round.
Ana is going good places with her EZONE Ai. In a video interview while in Madrid, she praised the racquet’s control, and how it grants her better spin on the ball. It goes without saying that the EZONE Ai also grants its users great speed, giving pros like Ana the speed they need to get ahead.
Among other matches on day 5, Julia Glushko (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN), won in her match over Kirsten Flipkens; and Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN) showed good performance in doubles with her partner Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, coming out on top over Anabel Medina Garrigues/Yaroslava Shevedova.
Tournament Results [French Open 2014, Day 5]
Men’s Singles [Round 2]
Women’s Singles [Round 2]
Julia Glushko (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN) (ISR) def.  Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4 3-6 6-4
 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) def. Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98)(USA) 6-4 6-3
Women’s Doubles [Round 1]
Shuko Aoyama (JPN)/Renata Voracova (VCORE Xi 100)(CZE) def. Amandine Hesse (FRA)/Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 6-1 6-4
Men’s Doubles [Round 1]
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)/Jurgen Melzer (AUT) def. [W]Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE TOUR G)(FRA)/Albano Olivetti (FRA) 7-6(4) 6-3
Mixed Doubles [Round 1]
*Photo of Ana from the 2014 French Open