German Players Impress on Grass
Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR FIRE 120) got her Wimbledon campaign off to a roaring start with a strong and focused win over former British No. 1 Laura Robson. The heavy-hitting 2016 Australian Open champ was strong on serve, winning 86% of her first serve points, and took the opening set with a solid ace. Moving into set 2, Angie brilliantly navigated the court, capitalized on her opponent’s many errors, and broke the local player 4 times. The No. 4 seed took the match at 6-2, 6-2 when her opponent sent the ball flying into the net.
Fellow German and grass extraordinaire Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) wowed spectators as she won the first game of her first match in under a minute at 52 seconds. Up against American Shelby Rogers, Sabine launched three explosive aces and one huge serve to seize the opening game. The German would collect a total of 9 aces, 19 winners and 5 break points en route to a straight 6-1, 6-3 victory in one minute short of an hour.
Pierre-Hugues into Round 2
On the men’s side, AEGON Championships men's doubles champion Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125) made his start in singles with a victory over No. 21 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber—one of the best performances of his career. Boasting a superb service game, the Frenchman scored 9 aces against the World No. 22. Pierre-Hugues would move forward towards victory picking up 38 winners en route to a final score of 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Day 2 will see No. 4 seed Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) face off against American Taylor Fritz, while No. 7 seed Belinda Bencic (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125) goes face to face with Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova.
Wimbledon 2016 Tournament Results
Men’s Singles (Round 1)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR FIRE 125)(FRA) def.  Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
 Ivo Karlovic (CRO) def. Borna Coric (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR FIRE 125)(CRO) 7-6(8), 7-6(7), 6-4
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) def. Yoshihito Nishioka (VCORE Si 98, POLYTOUR SPIN, FUSIONREV)(JPN) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) def. James Ward (EZONE DR 98)(GBR) 6-0, 7-6(3), 6-4
Marcus Willis (GBR) def. Ricardas Berankis (VCORE Duel G 97, POLYTOUR SPIN, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(LTU) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Women’s Singles (Round 1)
 Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100, POLYTOUR FIRE 120) def. Laura Robson (GBR) 6-2, 6-2
Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN)(GER) def. Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-1, 6-3
Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) def.  Ana Ivanovic (EZONE DR 98)(SRB) 6-2, 7-5
 Venus Williams (USA) def. Donna Vekic (VCORE Si 100)(CRO) 7-6(3), 6-4
 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) def. Stefanie Voegele (VCORE Tour F 97)(SUI) 6-2, 6-2
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) def. Anastasija Sevastova (Yonex Racquet, Yonex Shoes, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(LAT) 7-6(7), 6-4
Photos of Angelique and Sabine taken at Wimbledon 2015
Photo of Pierre-Hugues taken at the 2016 Roland Garros