YONEX's Tennis Powerhouses Fly Through to Second Round

Day two of Wimbledon saw several victories for YONEX’s players. In women’s singles, Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) claimed a confident win over Julia Glushko (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR SPIN) on the All England Club’s Centre Court. Sabine proved her talents as a grass court expert; navigating the court nimbly, despite Julia’s best efforts. With great form, Sabine overpowered her opponent with forehand winners and fast serves. Taking the match in 57 minutes, Sabine hit 17 winners against her opponent’s four, and converted six breakpoints against her opponent’s mere one. The final score was 6-2 6-1.

The No.1 Court was the stage to a faceoff between Roland Garros champions, as Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) went up against Francesca Schiavone. As expected, it was a tight match for the two, with the first set running at 52 minutes. The two played neck and neck, with service breaks coming from each side. The first set came to a tie-breaker, with Ana emerging as the winner. The second set was a clear win for Ana, hitting 12 winners against her opponent’s five, as well as scoring two aces. Ana took the match in straight sets 7-6(6) 6-4.

In men’s singles, Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO) took a triumphant step forward into round 2 after beating Joao Sousa. Stan’s game proved to be too much for his opponent, as he scored an impressive 18 aces and hit four break points while his opponent was unable to hit either. The final score was 6-3 6-4 6-3. Wawrinka had this to say about his future matches on the official Wimbledon website, “I know that I can make some damage here, but I need to be focused for the next one.”

Day two was also host to fine performances from younger members of the YONEX family, with Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98) defeating Stephane Robert 7-6(2) 7-6(1) 6-7(6) 6-2 Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100) defeating the 21st seed Roberta Vinci 6-4 4-6 6-4, and Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR HS 125) beating Magdalena Rybarikova 2-6 6-3 6-3.

YONEX’s players are off to a great start, and we can’t wait to see what they do next!

Tournament Results [Wimbledon 2014, Day 2]

Men’s Singles [Round 1]

[5]Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Joao Sousa (POR) 6-3 6-4 6-3

Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97, YONEX Shoes)(AUS) def. Michal Przysiezny (POL) 6-2 6-7(14) 6-1 6-4

[W]Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98)(AUS) def. Stephane Robert (FRA) 7-6(2) 7-6(1) 6-7(6) 6-2

Jack Sock (USA) def. [Q]Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String)(FRA) 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4

Women’s Singles [Round 1]

[19]Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(GER) def. Julia Glushko (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR SPIN)(ISR) 6-2 6-1

[9]Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) def. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-2 6-4

[11]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 7-6(6) 6-4

Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN) def. Annika Beck (GER) 6-1 6-3

Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100)(CRO) def. [21]Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-4 4-6 6-4

Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI) def. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 2-6 6-3 6-3

*Photos of Sabine, Ana and Stan taken at Wimbledon 2013