Roland Garros 2016: Power into Round 3

Members of both Team VCORE and EZONE are making steady progress through this year’s Roland Garros.


Victories with VCORE


Moving forward with his title defense, Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) made it through to the second round of Roland Garros by defeating Japanese Taro Daniel in straight sets. The Swiss World No. 4 confidently overcame a determined challenge by his opponent in set 1, proceeding to break him down in the subsequent second and third. Stan the Man landed an impressive 12 aces and 62 winners en route to his 7-6(7), 6-3, 6-4 victory, which he would clutch with his signature backhand.

Local fan favorites and US Open champs Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125) and Nicolas Mahut have their eyes on their first Roland Garros trophy, getting past round one with a straight 6-3, 6-3 win over Sam Groth and Bernard Tomic. The pair was not broken even once in their opening match.

Stan and Pierre-Hugues have the VCORE Duel G by their sides as they get their Roland Garros journeys underway. The VCORE Duel G grants explosive speed and power, even after the bounce, letting Stan and Pierre-Hugues secure their huge aces and winners.

The Advance of Team EZONE


Meanwhile, the ranks of Team EZONE continue to make steady progress. Naomi Osaka (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125) is into the third round of her Roland Garros debut, defeating veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 6-3. The 18-year-old rising star heaped pressure on her opponent, breaking her serve six times, and drawing out several errors. Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120) launched off rocket-powered serves and returns to neatly defeat Dutch Igor Sijsling at 6-3, 6-2, 6-1.

With the EZONE DR, Naomi and Nick have more access to power thanks to the racquet’s big sweet spot. Additionally, with potent frame snapback the racquet affords huge repulsion power to bring out increased ball speed.

Roland Garros 2016 Tournament Results


Men’s Singles (Round 2)

[3] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(SUI) def. Taro Daniel (JPN) 7-6(7), 6-3, 6-4

[17] Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1

Men’s Singles (Round 1)

Alexander Zverev (GER) def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125)(FRA) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(6), 7-5

Women’s Singles (Round 2)

Naomi Osaka (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(JPN) def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-3, 6-3

[25] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) def. CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA)

6-7(4), 7-6(4), 10-8

Men’s Doubles (Round 1)

[1] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125)(FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) def. Sam Groth (AUS)/Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-3, 6-3

Ricardas Berankis (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR SPIN, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(LTU)/ Lukas Rosol (CZE) def. Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) def. Marin Draganja (CRO) 6-7(3), 7-6(9), 6-4

Women’s Doubles (Round 1)

[1] Martina Hingis (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(SUI)/Sania Mirza (IND) def. Daria Kasatkina (RUS)/Alexandra Panova (RUS) 7-6(4), 6-2

[6] Andrea Hlavackova (Yonex Racquet, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(CRO)/Ana Konjuh (CRO) def. Irina Falconi (USA)/Monica Puig (PUR) 6-0, 6-4

Darija Jurak (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(CRO) def. Ana Konjuh (CRO) def. Stephanie Foretz (FRA)/Amandine Hesse (FRA) 6-4, 6-2

Yafan Wang (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN)/ Chen Liang (CHN) def. Nicole Melichar (USA)/Alicja Rosolska (POL) 6-4, 7-6(3)

Maria Tatjana (VCORE Si 100)(GER)/Madison Brengle (USA) def. [13] A. Medina Garrigues (ESP)/Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-2, 6-3

Nao Hibino (VCORE Si 98, POLYTOUR SPIN, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(JPN)/ Eri Hozumi (JPN) def. Karin Knapp (ITA)/Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-4

Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) def. Daria Gavrilova (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(AUS)/ Elina Svitolina (UKR) 7-6(6), 7-6(2)

Mathilde Johansson (FRA)/Pauline Parmentier (FRA) def. Magdalena Rybarikova (Yonex Racquet, POLYTOUR PRO 125)/ Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-1, 6-3

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