Eugenie Bouchard returns to winning ways in Beijing
Eugenie Bouchard has beaten Zheng Saisai of China to get one step closer to the main draw at the China Open. (Images: CP file photo and Wikimedia Commons).
Published Friday, September 27, 2013 4:31PM EDT
Westmount’s Eugenie Bouchard, ranked 46th in the world, has won the first of two qualifying matches required to reach the main draw at the China Open in Beijing, beating the 155th ranked Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-3.
Bouchard now needs to beat 90th ranked Anna Schmiedlova of Slovkia to get to the main draw.
Bouchard spent little time brooding over a tough three-set loss to Venus Williams at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, where the 63rd ranked Williams beat the 19-year-old Bouchard 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 Thursday in a grueling three-hour match.
Meanwhile Friday Toronto’s Sharon Fichman, ranked 104th, beat Paula Ormaechea, ranked 66th, of Argentina 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to get within one win of the main draw as well. She must now beat Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, ranked 75th..
Blainville’s Aleksandra Wozniak was given automatic entry into the main draw and will play her first match against the world 13th-ranked Sloane Stephens Saturday at 12:30 a.m. EST.
-With a file from The Canadian Press