Roland Garros: YONEX Players Continue to Thrill in Tournament’s Final Days

Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) heads into his first Roland Garros semifinal this afternoon against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Swiss World No. 9 continues to be backed up by YONEX’s tennis gear, made to offer high performance on the court. Armed with the VCORE Tour G, Stan was cutting through 50 kph wind in his quarterfinal match against Roger Federer. Also, with SHT-PRO: Clay Court shoes, he can smoothly navigate Roland Garros’ harsh clay courts. With the addition of high-performance apparel that offers a high degree of movement, Stan’s well prepared to head into today’s match.

Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) faced off against Lucie Safarova in a very close semifinal match. The World No. 7 bolted to a 3-0 lead, continuing to go up to 5-2 in the first set. The match grew extremely tight, with Ana tying the second set at 5-all with a break point. While Ana is unable to advance to the final, she boasted an incredible run at this year’s Roland Garros.

In women’s doubles, Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 125) is into the semifinals with partner Lucie Hradecka against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova. The two faced Su-Wei Hsieh (VCORE Tour G, POLYTOUR PRO 130, TOUR SUPER SOLID-X 125) and Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinal, winning the challenging three-set outing at 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. Wins on day 12 included one from Spain’s Jaume Munar (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125) in boys’ doubles with fellow Spaniard Alvaro Lopez San Martin. The duo prevailed against Michael Mmoh and Akira Santillan in straight sets, fending off three break points and claiming three for their own. The final score was 6-3, 6-3.

Want to see YONEX players impress outside of their matches? We have a new commercial featuring Stan, Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125) and Borna Coric (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) in a contest to pull off the craziest trick shot. Check out the new video here.

*Photo of Jaume taken at the 2014 Roland Garros

Roland Garros 2015 Day 12 Tournament Results

Women’s Singles Semifinals

[13] Lucie Safarova (CZE) def. [7] Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) 7-5 7-5

Boys’ Doubles Quarterfinals

Jaume Munar (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(ESP)/Alvaro Lopez San Martin (ESP) def. [3] Michael Mmoh (USA)/Akira Santillan (JPN) 6-3 6-3