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Monaco Finishes as Finalist in Kitzbühel

05 August 2013

Argentina’s Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) is in good form, reaching the quarterfinals at three consecutive tournaments after Wimbledon. Just recently, he was the finalist at the bet-at-home Cup in Kitzbühel last week.

This was his first entry since winning the 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 had a great start, capturing the first set with 3 breaks, giving away only nine points. Juan exhibited robust performance at his second final in this year, even though he lost in the close match.

This year’s final Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, is approaching and YONEX players are competing at the preliminary tournaments in preparation for the hard court event in New York.

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

Meanwhile former world No.1 Martina Hingis (EZONE XiPTGP125) played in a 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 the 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