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Wimbledon Main Draws Announced

25 June 2012

Wimbledon’s gentlemen’s and ladies’ singles draws were announced on Friday, June 22nd. Many YONEX players will head to the court with VCORE or EZONE Xi racquets at this year’s Wimbledon.

Gentlemen’s singles No. 25 seed Stanislas Wawrinka and ladies’ singles No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki are using the new VCORE Tour 97. 

The world’s best players know that spinning means winning, and VCORE Tour racquets were born to spin. Stanislas had this to say about his racquet, “I was looking for more spin, more power and YONEX really delivered with the amazing VCORE Tour.”

Firstly, players can enjoy a larger sweet spot due to YONEX’s ISOMETRIC head shape on either the 95-square-inch racquet, ore the more nimble 89-square-inch VCORE Tour 89. The VCORE Tour provides a 7% (as tested by YONEX) larger sweet spot at the top of the frame. We increased the intersections of main and cross strings, producing a more effective hitting area allowing players to make more match-winning shots.

Next, our MICRO CORE technology increases post bounce ball speed by 20% (as tested by YONEX), giving the VCORE Tour a heavier and more aggressive bounce.

Ayumi Morita, who will play her opening match today, and No. 25 seed Zheng Jie are using the EZONE Xi series.

Zheng commented, “I have tried this racquet and I feel it’s really nice. I have good control and I can make more powerful shots, so I like it.”

Ayumi also said “I feel more power on every shot, even from the unbalanced posture due to the larger sweet spot. With the speed of flat shots and the power of the spin-ball, this racquet allows for just the kind of performance I was looking for to get the advance over my opponents.”

If you want further information for the VCORE and EZONE Xi series, take a look at the tennis racquet section of this site.

Tournament Schedule [Day 1]
Gentlemenfs Singles [Day 1]
[15]Juan Monaco (VCORE98D)(ARG) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
David Nalbandian (RDiS100MP)(ARG) vs. [8]Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

Ladiesf Singles [Day 1]
[8]Angelique Kerber (VCORE100S)(GER) vs. Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
[15]Sabine Lisicki (VCORETour97)(GER) vs. Petra Martic (CRO)
[17]Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98)(RUS) vs. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour)(TPE) vs. Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi)(JPN) vs. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
Kai-Chen Chang (VCORE100S)(TPE) vs. Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour)(CZE)