Wimbledon: Team YONEX Flies into Round 2

The first round of Wimbledon got underway on June 29th, with strong starts from Team YONEX on the All-England Club’s historic grass courts.

2015 Roland Garros champion Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) soared into round 2 with a straight-set victory over Portugal’s Joao Sousa. Stan’s rocket-powered serve commanded the match, the World No. 4 shooting off 25 aces, and refusing Sousa any chances to break. The final score came to 6-2, 7-5, 7-6(3). Young tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120) is also into the second round after a swift win over Diego Schwartzman. The Aussie was up 2 sets in 42 minutes, sealing the first with a sizzling 134mph ace. The World No. 29’s Argentine opponent upped the aggression in the third, but Nick held him off in a tight tiebreaker, taking the match at 6-0, 6-2, 7-6(6).

Ana Ivanovic's (EZONE Ai 98) Wimbledon campaign is off to a running start, eliminating Chinese qualifier Xu Yi-Fan with no issues. Boasting ferocious plays from the baseline and an explosive forehand, the Serb summarily defeated her opponent at 6-1, 6-1 with 29 winners and 6 break points. Recently winning her first WTA title at the Aegon International Eastbourne, Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125) is into round two after a win over Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova. Despite dropping the opening set, the World No. 22 Swiss came back strong in the last two, winning at 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, recording 35 winners and 6 break points.

Other round 1 victories included a strong start from Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98), defeating Germany’s Florian Mayer in straight sets at 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, and another straight-sets win from CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98) against Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. The American World No. 47 claimed 10 aces in her 6-4, 6-2 win.

Stan and Belinda are into round 2 head-to-toe in YONEX gear. Developed with our VERYCOOL technology, YONEX clothing absorbs heat and perspiration to keep our players cool in the hot summer weather. Additionally, our shirts are made with Stretch Micro Smooth technology, giving the fabric extra stretch, so our players can move un-hindered on the court.

For those who want to head to the court in YONEX’s Wimbledon line, it breaks down like this: 10139EX Men's Polo Shirt, 15039EX Men's Shorts (white), 20249EX Women's Cap Sleeve Top, 26022EX Women's Skort.

Find our full London clothing lineup here.

Wimbledon 2015 Day 1 Tournament Results 

Men’s Singles Round 1

[4] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Joao Sousa (POR) 6-2, 7-5, 7-6(3)

[26] Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-0, 6-2, 7-6(6)

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) def. Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97, YONEX Shoes)(AUS) 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 11-9

[17] John Isner (USA) def. Go Soeda (VCORE Tour G, POLYTOUR SPIN)(JPN) 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4

Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98)(ARG) def. Florian Mayer (GER) 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

Ricardas Berankis (VCORE Tour G, POLYTOUR SPIN, SHT-PRO)(LTU) def. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 6-2, 5-2, Ret.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String)(FRA) def. Hyeon Chung (KOR) 1-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 10-8

Women’s Singles Final

[7] Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. Xu Yi-Fan (CHN) 6-1, 6-1

[30] Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI) def. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) def. Daria Gavrilova (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR HS 125)(AUS) 7-6(6), 6-1

CoCo Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98)(USA) def. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-4, 6-2