Hingis Wins in Wuhan, Pico Semifinalist in Shenzhen

After advancing to the finals at this year’s Aegon International and US Open, Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO) and Flavia Pennetta have won their first title as a pair at the Wuhan Open in China. The two came out victorious in a dramatic roller coaster of a final match against Cara Black and Caroline Garcia. Having not lost a single set in the tournament up until the final, the two rocketed to a 6-4, 5-3 lead. However, their opponents came back to force a third, deciding set, which proved extremely close. The duo saved two match points in the decider, with the final score coming to 6-4, 5-7, 12-10. Without enough time to even catch their breath, the two are now in Beijing, and have already taken a first-round victory at the China Open. The two scored a solid 53-minute victory over Alison Riske and Heather Watson, 6-1, 6-3.

Elsewhere in China, Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98) made it to the semifinals in the Shenzhen Open. Facing No. 3 seed Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinal, Pico boasted a fine performance, saving two set points in the first set, and breaking serve in the final game to win the match. He broke his opponent’s serve a total of four times throughout the match. The final score came to 7-6(7), 6-4. Juan also reached a new milestone at this tournament, grabbing his 300th match win in the second round. He is the seventh Argentine player in the Open Era to win 300 singles matches. “It's a gift and it gives me a boost of power for my next matches. I'm really happy,” said Pico in a comment on the official ATP website.

Juan made it to the Shenzhen Open semifinals and grabbed his 300th win with the newest addition to the VCORE line—the VCORE Si. The VCORE Si gives the ball 7% more spin thanks to its Bt HYBRID stringing system, granting the main and cross strings more movement. Check it out here.

“This is a very special racquet. It offers something very uncommon, like how it gives the ball more power, speed, and spin,” said Pico, praising his new racquet.

Wuhan Open

Women’s Doubles [Final]

[6]Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO)(SUI)/[8] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Cara Black (ZIM)/Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-4, 5-7, 12-10

Shenzhen Open

Men’s Singles [Quarterfinal]

Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98)(ARG) def. [3] Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7-6(7), 6-4

Men’s Singles [Semifinal]

[2] Andy Murray (GRB) def. Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98)(ARG) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0