Bernard showed spirit and persistence in his performance against the opponent’s vigorous attacks to keep his service game. The American rival hit 36 service aces and 79 winners throughout the match, but in the final set, Bernard captured 80% of his first serve points to level the fight with a 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 3-6 2-6 6-3 score line.
In the ladies’ singles, two VCORE players moved ahead to the second round with excellent victories. No. 23 seed Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, PTGSPN) used her strong attacking ability to overpower Italian veteran, Francesca Schiavone winning 6-1 6-2. Sabine earned 5 service aces and 25 winners against the 2010 Roland Garros champion and completed the match in 1 hour and 4 minutes. No. 7 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets aiming to break her record as the last year’s semifinalist in Wimbledon.
Tournament Results & Schedule of Play
Tournament Results [Day 2]
Gentlemen’s Singles [1st Round]
Go Soeda (VCORE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(JPN) def. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 7-6(6) 7-5 6-1
Ladies’ Singles [1st Round]
Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN)(JPN) def. Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-0 6-2
Elena Vesnina (RUS) def. Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) 6-2 7-5
Schedule of Play [Day 3]
Gentlemen’s Singles [2nd Round]
Ladies’ Singles [2nd Round]