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Sabine Advances to Round 2

27 May 2014

May 26th, the second day of Roland Garros. Germany’s Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, PTGSPN) came down heavy on wildcard Fiona Ferro. Landing a total of 35 winners, and seven breakpoints, the German player took the match with confidence, ending at 6-1, 7-5. Playing on damp clay made for a more strenuous game than usual, but Sabine was able to adjust and come out on top. As 2013’s Wimbledon runner-up, Sabine is starting this year’s Roland Garros on the right foot. She made it to round three in the Roland Garros last year, giving her the incentive to make it further this time.

Day three of Roland Garros will see Croatia's Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100) against Israel’s Julia Glushko. The young Croatian player has promise, recently winning her first WTA title at the Malaysian Open this past April. She uses the VCORE Xi 100, known for allowing players superior control in their game while handling smoothly. YONEX player Juan “Pico” Monaco commented in a recent video interview about how much his VCORE Xi 98 has helped his game. Praising its control—especially when going in for power shots—and its responsiveness, he was really satisfied with it. After advancing to the quarterfinals in the recently concluded Dusseldorf Open, Pico will be making his way onto the clay against France’s Lucas Pouille on Roland Garros’ third day.

Tournament Results [French Open 2014, Day 2]

Men’s Singles [Round 1]

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) def. [3] Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) (SUI) 6-4 5-7 6-2 6-0 

Women’s Singles [Round 1]

[16] Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Xi 100) (GER) def. Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-1 7-5 

*Photo of Sabine from the 2014 French Open