In the first of two Yonex showdowns in the round, Donna Vekic (CRO) defeated Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets, 7-6 (2), 6-1. While later, on center court, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber (GER) had an even easier time with number 18, Naomi Osaka (JPN), sailing by 6-2, 6-4 in just 63 minutes.
Belinda Bencic (SUI) also knocked off 27th-seeded Carla Suarrez Navarro (ESP) in straight sets. Though she got off to a breezy 6-1 start in the first set, Bencic had to refocus and defend a set point at 5-4 in the second before going on to win 6-1, 7-6 (3). Bencic now draws Kerber, to whom she has never lost in their three previous tour meetings.
Finally, the Wimbledon Juniors’ tournament started on the 7th, and out of the main draw of 64, there are 14 Team Yonex athletes on the boys’ side and 19 on the girls’. Week 2 is shaping up to be another great week for #TeamYonex.
Yonex players in the round of 16
(11) Angelique Kerber (VCORE Prototype, POLYTOUR FIRE 120)
Donna Vekic (VCORE SV 100)
Belinda Bencic (EZONE 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)
Evgeniya Rodina (VCORE SV 100, POLYTOUR TOUGH 125)