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Monaco Finishes as Finalist in Kitzbühel

05 August 2013

Argentina’s Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) is in good form to reach the quarterfinals at three consecutive tournaments after Wimbledon. Furthermore he became the finalist at bet-at-home Cup in Kitzbühel last week.

It was his first entry since he won this tournament in 2007. After defeating No. 7 seed Albert Montanes of Spain in the semifinals with a 7-6(2), 7-5 score line, Juan faced another Spaniard, Marcel Granollers for the title. He made a great start to capture the first set with 3 breaks, giving away only nine points. Juan showed us robust performance at his second final in this year, though he lost the close match.

This year’s last Grand Slam tournament, US Open is approaching, and YONEX players compete at the preliminary tournaments to make preparations for the hard court event in New York.

EZONE player Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) entered Southern California Open in Carlsbad as No. 7 seed. She became the semifinalist defeating the world eleventh ranked Roberta Vinci by 6-1, 6-7(1), 6-2.

Meanwhile the former world No.1 Martina Hingis (EZONE Xi, PTGP125) played the doubles event with Daniela Hantuchova. Martina made a great comeback with an overwhelming victory against Julia Goerges / Darija Jurak in straight sets [6-1, 6-1]. They also decided to enter Rogers Cup in Toronto this week.

*Players’ images are from Wimbledon 2013.


Tournament Results

bet-at-home Cup, Kitzbühel

Men’s Singles [Semifinals]

[2]Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98)(ARG) def. [7]Albert Montanes (ESP) 7-6(2) 7-5

Men’s Singles [Final]

[8]Marcel Granollers (ESP) def. [2]Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98)(ARG) 0-6 7-6(3) 6-4

Southern California Open, Carlsbad

Women’s Singles [Quarterfinals]

[7]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) def. [4]Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-1 6-7(1) 6-2

Women’s Singles [Semifinals]

[1]Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. [7]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) 6-0 4-6 6-3

Women’s Doubles [1st Round]

[WC]Martina Hingis (EZONE Xi, PTGP125)(SUI) / Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) def. Julia Goerges (GER) / Darija Jurak (CRO) 6-1 6-1

Women’s Doubles [Quarterfinals]

[3]Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) def. [WC]Martina Hingis (EZONE Xi, PTGP125)(SUI) / Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 4-6 7-5 10-3

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