Roland Garros: Stan and Ana Power Through to Semifinals

The 10th day of Roland Garros saw seasoned Team YONEX players soar into the semifinals in men’s and women’s singles.

Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) faced off against Roger Federer in an all-Swiss quarterfinal. Stan boasted rock-solid power amidst the dusty conditions; his decisive groundstrokes piercing through the 50 kph wind. After taking the first set at 6-4, Stan went down 2-3 in the second, only to bounce back and seize four straight games to move into the third and final set. Roger forced a dramatic tiebreak in the third, which Stan would seal with a volley to win the match. Stan fired off 43 winners to Federer’s 28, and exhibited impeccable service games, refusing his fellow countryman any chances to break—the first time Federer has been unable to do so at a Grand Slam since 2002. Stan won in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(4) scoreline.

This win is huge for Stan, marking the first time he’s won against Federer at a Grand Slam, and his first time advancing to the Roland Garros semifinals. He faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga next.

Former champion Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) is into her first Grand Slam semifinal since she won in 2008. Against rising star Elina Svitolina, Ana commanded the match from start to finish, applying relentless pressure throughout. Harnessing the power of her famous forehand side, Ana cracked off 37 winners against Svitolina’s eight, closing the match in straight sets at 6-3, 6-2. Ana will go on to meet Lucie Safarova in the semifinal.

Wins with VCORE and EZONE

Stan’s devastating backhand is backed up by the VCORE series. Created with offensive play in mind, the VCORE series grants players potent power and relentless spin. The latest addition to the series, the VCORE Tour F gives players the heavy serve they need stay ahead thanks to aerodynamic fins carved into the racquet head, reducing wind resistance for a 6% faster serve.

Ana’s into the semifinals with the EZONE Ai. With weight shifted towards the frame head thanks to Yonex’s Trans-Weight System, along with an evolved ISOMETRIC head shape that puts power into off-centre shots, players can dominate with both speed and power.

With proven technology and proven achievements, YONEX players and the gear they use are Proven to Amaze. In our latest tennis video featuring Stan, Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125) and Borna Coric (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN), these three battle it out to complete the most outrageous trick shot.

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Roland Garros 2015 Day 10 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles Quarterfinals

[8] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) def. [2] Roger Federer (SUI) 6-4 6-3 7-6(4)

Women’s Singles Quarterfinals

[7] Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. [19] Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3 6-2