Decisive Wins for Ana and Juan in Round 1 of Roland Garros
- 28 May 2014
Former Roland Garros champion Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) got her tournament off to a spectacular start, overwhelming her French opponent, Caroline Garcia. Caroline had just entered the global top 50, was No. 2 in France, and had the support of the home crowd—however, that didn’t stop Ana from summarily taking the match in just over an hour. Ana opened aggressively, dominating in the first set, with her opponent only able to get on top for one of the opening set’s games. Her opponent regained some form in the second set, but Ana maintained dominance, ending the match with an ace. Ana came out as the clear winner, with 60 total points won—with two aces, and a relatively low 18 unforced errors compared to her opponent’s 34. The final score was 6-1 6-3. Acing what was thought to be a tough opening match, along with her champion history at this tournament, she can confidentially advance to round 2 against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.
Among other victorious YONEX players, Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) made short work of his French opponent, Lucas Pouille. Pico dominated with 9 break points and 16 winners, leaving his opponent flailing with 44 unforced errors. The final score was 6-3 6-1 6-4. Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98) also took a victory in the first round against Iveta Melzer, the score 7-6(6) 6-2.
Juan is off to a good start, making the most of his VCORE Xi 98, which he has spoken quite fondly of. Ana and Coco’s EZONE Ai 98 has also received high critical praise, with its unique frame design that reduces resistance and produces super-fast swings, while maintaining the consistent power players need to play to their best on the court. These racquets are making fine first steps forward along with their players in this year’s Roland Garros.
Detailed information on the EZONE Ai series can found at: http://www.yonex.com/tennis/drivenforspeed/
Tournament Results [French Open 2014, Day 3]
Men’s Singles [Round 1]
Women’s Singles [Round 1]
*Photos of Ana and Juan from the 2014 French Open