EZONE Players Set to the 3rd Round

Using the EZONE Xi racquet, YONEX players keep good form to continue to play in Melbourne. They won their second round matches of singles on Day 4, January 17th.

The 2010 Australian Open quarterfinalist Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) faced Shuai Peng of China yesterday. After winning the close first set in 73 minutes, Maria caught the momentum to win another set with 2 breaks. She showed spirited play to keep all her service games in the match. According to Maria, “Thanks to EZONE Xi 98 with PolyTour PRO 125, I have defeated Shuai Peng to return aggressively against her strong shots. I also appreciate the stringing service by YONEX team.”

In the men’s singles, 22-year-old Ricardas Berankis (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) played against 25th seeded Florian Mayer and won the overwhelming victory by 6-2 6-3 6-1 in just 77 minutes. Ricardas overcame the seeded player to earn 5 aces and 36 winners throughout the match. Also he made 10 chances to break while the opponent did 3 times. Despite his second entry to the main draw of Australian Open, Ricardas fought with confidence to advance to the third round. He talked, “It was the very hot day reaching 40 degrees, but I could play keeping comfort by YONEX shirt with VERY COOL.” In the next round, Ricardas faces the 2010 and 2011 Australian Open finalist Andy Murray.

*Maria’s image is from Australian Open 2012.

Tournament Results [Day 5]

Women’s Singles [3rd Round]

[5]Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) def. Madison Keys (USA) 6-2 7-5

[13]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) def. [22]Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7-5 6-3

[18]Julia Goerges (GER) def. Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(CHN) 6-3 1-6 7-5