Decisive Wins for Ana and Juan in Round 1 of Roland Garros

Former Roland Garros champion Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) had a spectacular tournament start by overwhelming her French opponent, Caroline Garcia. Caroline had just entered the global top 50, was No. 2 in France, and had the support of the home crowd—however, that didn’t stop Ana from quickly taking the match in just over an hour. Ana opened aggressively while dominating the first set. Caroline managed to take one of the opening set’s games, regaining some momentum in the second set. But Ana maintained the lead, ending the match with an ace. Ana dominated as the clear winner, with 60 total points won—with two aces, and a relatively low 18 unforced errors compared to her opponent’s 34. The final score was 6-1 6-3. Acing what was thought to be a tough opening match, along with her championship history at this tournament, Ana can confidentially advance to round 2 against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.

Among other victorious YONEX players, Juan Monaco(VCORE Xi 98) made short work of his French opponent, Lucas Pouille. Pico dominated with 9 break points and 16 winners, leaving his opponent with 44 unforced errors. The final score was 6-3 6-1 6-4. Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98) also won in the first round against Iveta Melzer, the score 7-6(6) 6-2.

Juan is off to a good start, with the help of his VCORE Xi 98, which he refers to fondly for its power potential. Ana and Coco’s EZONE Ai 98 has also received high praise, with its unique frame design that reduces resistance and produces super-fast swings, while maintaining the consistent power players need to win on the court. These racquets and their players are making great first steps forward in this year’s Roland Garros.

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French Open 2014

Tournament Results


Men’s Singles [Round 1]

Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) (ARG) def. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 6-3 6-1 6-4

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) def. Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97) (AUS) 3-6 6-2 6-1 6-4

Women’s Singles [Round 1]

[11] Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) (SRB) def. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-1 6-3

Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98) (USA) def. Iveta Melzer (CZE) 7-6(6) 6-2

Julia Glushko (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN) (ISR) def. Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100) (CRO) 7-5 2-6 6-4

[24] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN) (JPN) 6-3 0-6 6-2

*Photos of Ana and Juan from the 2014 French Open