VCORE players move into the Third Round

It was the third day of the Wimbledon on Wednesday, June 27th. 5 YONEX players advanced to the next round.

In the gentlemen's singles, No. 15 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE 98D) faced Jeremy Chardy. Juan showed a persistent performance and lost only one set. Also, Argentine broke 4 times in total even though the opponent was a big server. The final score was 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3). Juan commented after the match, "I feel really happy after this second victory at Wimbledon. One more time, thank you all for your support." (from Juan's Facebook page)

In the ladies' singles, No. 14 seed Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) had a match against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. Ana played offensively in her opening match of Wimbledon and earned 31 winners while the opponent did 20 times throughout the match. Finally she defeated the Spanish by 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Then, No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97) played aggressively to earn 10 service aces and 48 winners in the second round. After winning the very close third set, Sabine won against Bojana Jovanovski with a 3-6 6-2 8-6 victory.

Sabine is playing with the new VCORE Tour racquet in the Wimbledon. She talked "I was looking for more power because sometimes I feel I need it more during the strokes between the opponents but now this racquet gives me sufficient power to shift the opponent's to mine. This is why I can be more offensive on the court."

In the other ladies' singles, No. 17 seed Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98) defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino by 6-1, 6-2 and Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour) won against Stephanie Foretz Gacon by 6-4, 6-1.

Today, Elena Baltacha (EZONE Xi) will face the defending champion, No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova.

Tournament Results [Day 3]

Gentlemen's Singles [1st Round]
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) def. [25]Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97)(SUI) 3-6 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4 8-6

Gentlemen's Singles [2nd Round]
[15]Juan Monaco (ARG) def. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-6(3)

Ladies' Singles [1st Round]
[14]Ana Ivanovic (SRB) def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 6-3 3-6 6-3
Tamira Paszek (AUT) def. [7]Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE 100S)(DEN) 5-7 7-6(4) 6-4
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT)(JPN) 5-7 6-3 6-3
[10]Sara Errani (ITA)  def. Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi)(USA) 6-1 6-3

Ladies' Singles [2nd Round]
[15]Sabine Lisicki (GER) def. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 3-6 6-2 8-6
[17]Maria Kirilenko (RUS) def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 6-1 6-2
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Stephanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 6-4 6-1
[30]Shuai Peng (CHN) def. Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi)(JPN) 7-6(4) 6-3
Kim Clijsters (BEL) def. Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour)(CZE) 6-3 6-3