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VCORE Players Win Openers

29 August 2012

Three of our VCORE players and three of our EZONE Xi players got off to a good start on Day 2 of the US Open, advancing into the next round.

No. 18 seed Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) faced off against Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round of men’s singles. Stanislas won the close second set and played solidly in the last two sets, despite losing in the first set. Throughout the match, Stanislas won five of ten break points and exploited opportunities to break. Furthermore, he surpassed his opponent in serves, earning 12 aces while the Ukrainian only got three. Finally, Stanislas defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky by 6-7(6) 7-6(2) 6-4 6-2 and moved ahead to play in the second round.

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Australia’s No. 1 player Bernard Tomic (VCORE 98D, PTGSPN) met Carlos Berlocq in his opener. During the match, he showed very aggressive performance, earning 59 winners while his opponent got 31. Bernard defeated Carlos Berlocq by 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4. It’s his second time progressing to the second round of the US Open.

In women’s singles, No. 6 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S) achieved an overwhelming victory against Anne Keothavong by 6-2 6-0. Angelique played very accurately, making only nine unforced errors while her opponent got 25. Her great control was a definite factor in her winning the match. Last year’s US Open semifinalist is off to a great start, as she aims for victory in the tournament.

On Day 3, Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN) will go against Magdalena Rybarikova in the second round of women’s singles.

Players' images are from Wimbledon 2012.

Tournament Results [Day 2]
Menfs Singles [1st Round]
[18]Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) def. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-7(6) 7-6(2) 6-4 6-2
Bernard Tomic (AUS) def. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) def. [10]Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D)(ARG) 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6(6) 7-6(3)
Womenfs Singles [1st Round]
[6]Angelique Kerber (GER) def. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 6-2 6-0
[12]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) def. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3 6-2
[14]Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) def. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-2 6-1
Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) def. [24]Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 6-4 6-4
Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN)(JPN) def. [26]Monica Niculescu (ROU) 6-3 6-3
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) def. [8]Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE 100S)(DEN) 6-2 6-2
[4]Serena Williams (USA) def. Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi 98)(USA) 6-1 6-1
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FiT)(JPN) 6-4 6-2