Attacking with the EZONE Xi racquet, Ana is playing very aggressively in one of the biggest tournaments. In this match, especially she exceeded the opponent in the receiving games because every time she achieved to break when she had 7 chances. Ana took only 23 minutes to win the first set and defeated the Bulgarian player in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, she will face No. 4 seed Serena Williams who won the US Open title three times. We hope that Ana will get the best result in the tournament.
In the 3rd round of women's doubles, the other EZONE Xi player No. 4 seed Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) and Nadia Petrova played against Serena and Venus Williams who won the Wimbledon 2012 and London Olympics title. The Russian pair was very accurately so that they made only 3 unforced errors during the match. Besides, they didnft miss chances in the receiving games and won 3 of 4 break points. Maria and her partner played solidly throughout the match and defeated the Williams sisters in straight sets, 6-1 6-4.
Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97) and Shuai Peng faced Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the other 3rd round match. Sabine and her partner won the big victory against No. 6 seed pair by 6-2 3-6 6-4 and progressed to the quarterfinals for the first time.
Today in the 4th round of men's singles, No. 18 seed Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97) faces the former champion No.2 seed Novak Djokovic.
Tournament Results [Day 8]
Women's Singles [4th Round]
Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) def. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-0 6-4
Sara Errani (ITA) def. Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S)(GER) 7-6(5) 6-3
Serena Williams (USA) def. Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) 6-0 6-0
Women's Doubles [3rd Round]
Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) / Nadia Petrova (RUS) def. Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) 6-1 6-4
Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97)(GER) / Shuai Peng (CHN) def. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-2 3-6 6-4