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Eugenie Bouchard needed to work slightly longer than anticipated, however she made it via to the spherical of 32 on the Guadalajara Open on Sunday.

The Westmount, Que., native superior to the second spherical of girls’s singles on the Mexican WTA 1000 match with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory over Renata Zarazua of Mexico Metropolis.

Bouchard appeared effectively on her method to a straightforward win after the short opening set, however Zarazua discovered her sport and nearly compelled a 3rd set however got here up simply brief within the second set tiebreaker.

Bouchard had 5 aces within the one-hour, 30-minute match whereas Zarazua, who had three double faults, had no aces.

Bouchard will play Russian Veronika Kudermetova on Monday at Akron Tennis Stadium.

WATCH | Bouchard tops Zarazúa in Mexico:

Wildcard Eugenie Bouchard rolls into 2nd spherical in Guadalajara

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., beat Mexico’s Renata Zarazúa 6-1, 7-6(4) to advance to the second spherical of the Guadalajara Open.

Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Quebec, defeated qualifier Asia Muhammad of Lengthy Seaside, Calif., 6-1, 6-3 later within the night.

Fernandez had three aces, 5 double faults and reeled off 5 straight video games and 10 factors in a row through the 66-minute match with Muhammad.

Fernandez will face Thirteenth-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium on Monday.

In first-round girls’s singles matches on Monday, Stacey Fung of Vancouver will face Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine, whereas Carol Zhao of Richmond Hill, Ont., will play American Sofia Kenin.

WATCH | Fernandez cruises previous American qualifier:

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Leylah Fernandez cruises into Guadalajara Open 2nd spherical

Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., downed American Asia Muhammad 6-1, 6-3 to maneuver on to the second spherical in Guadalajara, Mexico.


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