Hewitt, Monaco and Ivanovic Advance to 2nd Round

At the opening day of Wimbledon 2013, June 24th, two YONEX VCORE Tour players Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) and Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97) appeared on the No. 1 court for their first round match.

Throughout the match, world top ten-ranked Stan played aggressively recording 12 service aces and 44 winners, while 32-year-old veteran Lleyton played a strong defensive against

Stan’s attacks and showed persistent performance to make 15 break chances verses Stan’s 10. The seasoned 2002 Wimbledon Champion overcame the eleventh seeded  Swiss player with 6 breaks, and won the opener in straight sets [6-4, 7-5, 6-3].

Number 22 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) faced Bastian Knittel of Germany yesterday. Juan was solid, especially in his service games and secured 78% of his first serve points. He defeated his contender in 1 hour 37 minutes with a 6- 4, 6-2, 6-3 score line.

On the ladies side, No. 12 seed Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98) faced France’s Virginie Razzano in the first round. After a close win in the first set by 7-6(1), Ana overwhelmed the opponent capturing all of three break chances without losing any games in the second set.

*Ana’s image is from Wimbledon 2012.


Tournament Results & Schedule of Play


Tournament Results [Day 1]

Gentlemen’s Singles [1st Round]

Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97)(AUS) def. [11]Stanislas Wawrinka(VCORE Tour 97)(SUI) 6

-4 7-5 6-3

[22]Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98)(ARG) vs. Bastian Knittel (GER) 6-4 6-2 6-3


Ladies’ Singles [1st Round]

[12]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) vs. Virginie Razzano (FRA) 7-6(1) 6-0

Petra Cetkovska (CZE) def. Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100)(CRO) 6-3 6-1

[9] Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) (DEN) vs. Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 6-0 0-2

 [8]Petra Kvitova (CZE) def. Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi 98)(USA) 6-1 5-7 6-4

Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Elena Baltacha (VCORE Xi 100)(GBR) 6-4 6-1


Schedule of Play [Day 2]

Gentlemen’s Singles [1st Round]

Bernard Tomic (VCORE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(AUS) vs. [21]Sam Querrey (USA)

Ricardas Berankis (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(LTU) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

Go Soeda (VCORE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)


Ladies’ Singles [1st Round]

[7]Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)

 [10]Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) vs. Laura Robson (GBR)

[23]Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, PTGSPN)(GER) vs. Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(CHN) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA)

Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Marina Erakovic (NZL)

Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Carina Witthoeft (GER)

Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) vs. Elena Vesnina (RUS)