Roland Garros: Eyes on the Semifinals

Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) and Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) have their sights set on this year’s Roland Garros semifinals. Stan will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Ana will clash with Lucie Safarova.

Ana’s match will start this afternoon on Philippe-Chatrier Court, with the World No. 7 Serb meeting with World No. 13 Safarova for a ninth time. The last time the two met was in Tokyo at the Toray Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals last year. Ana defeated the Czech left-hander in straight sets at 6-3 6-2, firing off five aces while her opponent was unable to land a single one. Ana would go on to win the tournament, grabbing her fourth title for the year, and her 15th career title.

Stan will face local athlete Tsonga tomorrow evening to try and book a spot in the final. The two have met six times, and Stan has won in their last two outings. Their most recent outing was at the 2014 Davis Cup, where Stan helped lead the Swiss team to their first Davis Cup title. Before that, the two met at the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open quarterfinal—Stan would go on to reach the finals at the tournament.

For those who can’t wait until tomorrow to see Stan in action, you can see him, Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125) and Borna Coric (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) hit gravity-defying trick shots in our newest tennis commercial here.

Also, be sure not to miss the accompanying behind-the-scenes video to get a peek at how the commercial was made, as well as candid insights from our players about the game they love.

The behind-the-scenes video can be viewed here.

Roland Garros 2015 Day 11 Tournament Results

Women’s Singles Quarterfinals

[7] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)/Lucie Safarova (CZE) def. [1] Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, SHT-PROL)(SUI)/Sania Mirza (IND) 7-5 6-2

[9] Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(CZE)/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def. [4] Su-Wei Hsieh (VCORE Tour GPOLYTOUR PRO 130, TOUR SUPER SOLID-X 125)(TPE)/Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 7-5 3-6 7-5

Mixed Doubles Semifinals

Lucie Hradecka (CZE)/Marcin Matkowski (POL) def. Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN)/Henri Kontinen (FIN) 7-5 7-6(5)