Zheng and Baltacha advance to the second round
- 27 June 2012
It was the second day of Wimbledon on Tuesday, June 26th. Many matches were postponed by rain but 5 YONEX players finished their games and three of them advanced to the next round.
In the ladies' singles, No. 25 seed Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN) faced Stephanie Dubois. She lost the first set by 4-6, however, Zheng showed a great offensive performance and made 34 winners while the opponent did just 10 throughout the match. Finally, she won the next two sets in a row and moved ahead to play in the second round.
Elena Baltacha (EZONE Xi), who is ranked No. 3 in the UK, had a match against Karin Knapp. Throughout the match, Elena showed a persistent performance, especially in the third set, she made no double faults and only 5 unforced errors. At last, she defeated the Italian with 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.
While in the gentlemen's singles, Japanese Go Soeda (VCORE98D), who is ranked No. 2 in Japan, faced Igor Kunitsyn. In the whole match, he showed his great serves and made 9 service aces. Finally, Go won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. It was his first win in the singles tournaments of Gland Slam.
On Wednesday, postponed matches will be taken place as well as some of the second round. In the gentlemenfs singles, No. 15 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE98D) will face Jeremy Chardy, in the ladies' singles, No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE100S) will play against Ekaterina Makarova and No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki (VCORETour97) will face Bojana Jovanovski.
Tournament Results [Day 2]
Gentlemen's Singles [1st Round]
David Goffin (BEL) def. Bernard Tomic (VCORE98D)(AUS) 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORETour97)(SUI) vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-3 6-7 6-2 4-6 4-5 (40-40) Suspended
Go Soeda (JPN) def. Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 6-3 6-2 6-1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) def. Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE 95D)(AUS) 6-3 6-4 6-4
Ladies' Singles [1st Round]
Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE100S)(DEN) vs. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 2-2 Suspended
Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) (SRB) vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) Cancelled
Zheng Jie (CHN) def. Stephanie Dubois (CAN) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Elena Baltacha (GBR) def. Karin Knapp (ITA) 4-6 6-4 6-0
Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT)(JPN) vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) Cancelled
Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi)(USA) vs. Sara Errani (ITA) 1-6 3-5 (40-AD) Suspended