Lisicki Defeats World No. 1 Sharapova
- 03 July 2012
The fourth round of ladies’ singles were played on Monday, July 2nd in Wimbledon, with three YONEX players entering into the last 8.
New YONEX player, No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97), faced No. 1 seed Maria Sharapova – 2004 Wimbledon champion. Despite having her first service game broken in the first set, Sabine broke twice in a row after, winning the close set after another break. In the next set, she boasted an aggressive performance, refusing to lose a single service game. After one break, she closed the match at 6-4, 6-3 with a big smile on her face. Sabine faced the Russian in the Wimbledon 2011 semifinals, and unfortunately lost. This time, she achieved a big victory.
We interviewed Sabine at Wimbledon and got her great impressions on the VCORE Tour. A video of the interview has been uploaded to YouTube. Visit the page here.
Another VCORE player, No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S) faced Kim Clijsters. Angelique played accurately throughout the patch, much like her past matches in Wimbledon. She only made one double fault and five unforced errors, carrying the lead confidently. Angelique achieved five breaks while her opponent couldn’t make any. Finally, she won decisively by 6-1, 6-1.
With the EZONE Xi 98, Maria Kirilenko had a match against Shuai Peng. It was a close match, especially in the second set, but Maria converted seven of 13 break points, and was able to advance to the quarterfinals by 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-3. She played solidly, maximizing the performance of her EZONE Xi.
Today in the ladies' singles, YONEX players Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki will meet in the quarterfinals, and Maria Kirilenko will play against No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
Tournament Results [Day 7]
Ladies' Singles [4th Round]
Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6-1 6-1
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) 6-1 6-0
Sabine Lisicki (GER) def. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6-4 6-3
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs. Shuai Peng (CHN) 6-1 6-7(6) 6-3