Ivanovic Boasts Aggressive Performance in Second Round
- 31 August 2012
It was the fourth day of the US Open on Thursday, August 30th. YONEX’s female players played aggressively to advance to the next round.
No. 12 seed Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) faced Sofia Arvidsson in the second round. Smashing with her EZONE Xi racquet, Ana earned 39 winners while her opponent only had seven. Her great offensive performance became a definite factor in her leading the match, defeating the Swedish player in the straight sets, 6-2 6-2 after breaking six times.
Another EZONE Xi player, No. 14 seed Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) played solidly against Greta Arn in the second round. Maria showed persistent performance especially in her receiving games. She converted three of seven break chances, and refused to give the opponent any chances to break. With her stable play, she won the match in straight sets, 6-3 6-2.
Ana and Maria’s racquet, the EZONE Xi 98, is an offensive model, which delivers an expanded sweet spot, reduced frame vibration and enhanced power. We have uploaded videos of Ana talking about her EZONE Xi along with impressions from all around the world. Check them out!
No. 6 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S) met 2000 and 2001 US Open champion Venus Williams. It was a very tough match, lasting 2 hours 45 minutes. Finally Angelique defeated her opponent by 6-2 5-7 7-5, advancing to the third round.
Today on Day 5, Bernard Tomic (VCORE 98D, PTGSPN) will face 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick in the men’s singles second round. Also, No. 28 seed Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN) will play against No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka in the third round of women’s singles.
Tournament Results [Day 4]
Women's Singles [2nd Round]
Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S)(GER) def. Venus Williams (USA) 6-2 5-7 7-5
Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) def. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 6-2 6-2
Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) def. Greta Arn (HUN) 6-3 6-2
Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) def. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) def. Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN)(JPN) 7-5 6-2