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Kerber Overcomes Opponent in Second Round

26 September 2012

Tuesday, September 25th marked day three of the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis. Two VCORE players, Angelique Kerber (VCORE) and Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE) showed solid performance, and advanced to the 3rd round of women’s singles.

No. 5 seed Angelique faced local Japanese Ayumi Morita (EZONE XiPTGSPN) in the second round. The German exceeded her opponent’s abilities, especially in her service games. Angelique scored points over 70% of the time in her successful first serves. After 3 breaks, she defeated the opponent in straight sets by 6-3, 6-4.

Angelique left us a comment for this tournament: “Happy to be in Tokyo! Come and support me.” She also left a message in Japanese saying, “I will do my best.”

YONEX EZONE Xi player Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98PTGP125) came to Japan, although she ended up missing this tournament due to an injury. She visited the YONEX booth, and talked about her gear.

“YONEX is improving every year and I'm trying to change the racquet at least once in two or three years. Every time I change, my level of tennis has been improved a lot. I have been using this string for two years, I just love them and I will continue to play with this one. I don't wanna change it to anything else because I feel so good,” she commented. 


Tournament Results [Day 3]

Women’s Singles [2nd Round]

[5]Angelique Kerber (VCORE)(GER) def. [WC]Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN)(JPN) 6-3 6-4

[10]Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE)(DEN) def. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 7-6(3) 6-1

Women’s Doubles [1st Round]

[3]Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(CHN) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) def. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) / Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) 6-4 6-2

Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour, PTGP125)(TPE) / Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) def. Natalie Grandin (RSA) / Vladimira Uhlirova (CZE) 6-0 6-3

Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97)(GER) / Lisa Raymond (USA) def. Monica Niculescu (ROU) / Alicja Rosolska (POL) 6-3 6-1


*Angelique’s image is from US Open 2012.