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Donna Vekic Becomes Finalist in Birmingham

17 June 2013

The most historic Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon is scheduled to start on June 24th. YONEX players competed at the preliminary tournaments to make good preparations for the biggest grass court event.

A 16-year-old Croatian, Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100) entered Aegon Classic in Birmingham. It was a great week for Donna that she became the finalist after defeating three seeded players en route. With her big wins against tough opponents such as Number 3 seed Sorana Cirstea and No. 8 Urszula Radwanska, Donna’s WTA ranking jumped up to 64 from 89.

The 2002 Wimbledon Champion, Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97) played at Aegon Championships in London last week. The 32-year-old veteran showed experienced performance that he overcame three seeded rivals en route to reach the semifinal. After defeating No. 6 seed Sam Querrey in the third round by 5-7 6-3 6-4, Lleyton achieved a victory against world top eight-ranked Juan Martin Del Potro with a 6-2 2-6 6-2 score line. Following the result that Lleyton became the semifinalist in London, his ATP ranking moved up to 70 from 82.

*Players’ images are from Roland Garros 2013.

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