Wimbledon 2016: Continued Progress into Round 2

Team Yonex players continue to make great progress on grass as this year’s Wimbledon Championships get underway.

Yonex Gents Advance to Round 2

No. 4 seed Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION) powered through his first round match against American Taylor Fritz. The seasoned 2-time Grand Slam champ kept pressure heavy on his young opponent with a strong return game, affording him five break points in total throughout the match. A tight third set would end in favor for young Fritz, but Stan the Man came roaring back in the fourth, breaking the American to love, seizing the lead. As the match neared its conclusion, the Stanimal would land a brilliant forehand volley winner, followed by an error from Fritz, sending Stan into round 2 with a final score of 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-4.

Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120) commenced his 2016 Wimbledon campaign in signature style with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-1 win over Czech Radek Stepanek. The Australian was on fire with his trademark high-powered serve that would see him pick up a whopping 25 aces across the match. He would win the first game of the fourth set by hitting four of those aces in rapid-fire succession. The No. 15 seed would continue to turn heads with a clever lob between the legs that flew over his opponent’s head and landed neatly within the baseline.

Argentinian Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98, POLYTOUR PRO 130) made a triumphant return to grass, collecting a confident 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Japan’s Taro Daniel. The U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship titlist recorded 42 winners against Daniel’s 18, winning the match with a forehand winner.

Dominating with EZONE DR

The women’s side saw strong performances from EZONE DR players. 2015 Wimbledon quarterfinalist and recent s-Hertogenbosch Open champion CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98) earned a straight-set win over Ukraine’s Kateryna Bondarenko. Dexterous at net, the American seized 12 net points on her way to a 6-2, 7-6(3) win. Daria Gavrilova (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125) is also into round 2, coming back from a set down to defeat China’s Qiang Wang (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Wimbledon 2016 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[4] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION)(SUI) def. Taylor Fritz (USA) 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-4

[15] Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 6-4, 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-1

Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98, POLYTOUR PRO 130)(ARG) def. Taro Daniel (JPN) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[27] CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE DR 98)(USA) def. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 6-2 7-6(3)

Daria Gavrilova (EZONE DR 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(AUS) def. Qiang Wang (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

[1] Serena Williams (USA) def. Amra Sadikovic (VCORE Duel G 97, POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION L)(SUI) 6-2, 6-4

[30] Caroline Garcia (FRA) def. Cagla Buyukakcay (EZONE DR 100)(TUR) 6-2, 6-3