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Donna Vekic Finalist in Birmingham

17 June 2013

Wimbledon, the most historic Grand Slam tournament, is scheduled to start on June 24th. YONEX players competed at the preliminary tournaments to prepare for the world’s biggest grass court event.

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

2002 Wimbledon Champion, Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97) played at the Aegon Championships in London last week. The 32-year-old veteran exhibited an experienced performance, overcoming 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 No.8 Juan Martin Del Potro with a 6-2 2-6 6-2 score line. As a result of Lleyton being the semifinalist in London, his ATP ranking moved up to 70 from 82.

*Players’ images are from Roland Garros 2013.