4 Top 20 YONEX Players Reach the Last 16
- 02 July 2012
The last 16 players of ladies' singles were determined at the end of first week in Wimbledon. Players had one day rest on July 1st, which is known as the Middle Sunday, and they will play the second week to advance to the quarterfinals on Monday.
For YONEX, 2 VCORE players and 2 EZONE Xi players advanced to the 4th round. Earning 22 winners with 5 aces, Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S) defeated American Christina McHale with 6-2, 6-3. This is the second meeting for them in 2012 and the first one at Indian Wells was very close, however, Angelique was so solid to break the opponentfs service 5 times.
Smashing balls with her VCORE Tour 97 racquet, Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second week of Wimbledon for the third time in a row. Sabine faced 19-year-old Sloane Stephens who play at this event for the first time and defeated 23 seeded Petra Cetkovska in the second round. It seemed to be a tough match for Sabine and she lost the second set after taking the first set, 7-5(5) however, she geared up for winning 2 of 2 break chances to close the set by 6-2.
Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) faced Germanyfs Julia Goerges, who advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open in January. Ana controlled the ball not to make unforced errors throughout the match, although she lost the first set by 3-6. In the second and final set, Ana played stable and kept all the service games to finish the match, 3-6 6-3 6-4.
Facing Sorana Cirstea, Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98) was so strong that the opponents couldn't have a break-point chance throughout the match. On the contrary, Maria got 4 of 9 break points to move into the 4th round by 6-3 6-1.
All of 4 players will play for the quarterfinals today. Angelique meets Kim Clijsters, Sabine meets Maria Sharapova, Ana meets Victoria Azarenka and Maria meets Shuai Peng.
Tournament Results [Day 5]
Gentlemen's Singles [3rd Round]
Viktor Troicki (SRB) def. Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D)(ARG)
Ladies' Singles [3rd Round]
Angelique Kerber (GER) def. Christina McHale (USA) 6-2 6-3
Sabine Lisicki (GER) def. Sloane Stephens (USA) 7-6(5) 1-6 6-2
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) def. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 6-3 6-1
Maria Sharapova (RUS) def. Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour)(TPE) 6-1 6-4
Tournament Results [Day 6]
Ladiesf Singles [3rd Round]
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) def. Julia Goerges (GER) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Serena Williams (USA) def. Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98)(CHN) 6-7(5) 6-2 9-7