Tennis: Bouchard wins against Brengle in the first round of the Classic ASB

Tennis: Bouchard l’emporte contre Brengle au premier tour de la Classique ASB

Photo: Kena Betancur Archives Agence France-Presse
Eugenie Bouchard needed only a little over an hour to beat Brengle in two sets of 6-3 in New Zealand.

The Canadians have been a good lead-in to their first matches of the season 2019, Monday.

Eugenie Bouchard started her season with a win in two sets against American Madison Brengle in the first round of the Classic ASB.

The former no. 5 in the world needed a little over an hour to beat Brengle in two sets of 6-3 in New Zealand.

The athlete of Westmount started the season in the 87th on a global scale, a rank in front of Brengle.

Milos Raonic, meanwhile, signed a victory unequivocally 6-0, 6-3 at the expense of the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene. The 18th racket world only took 47 minutes to defeat his opponent.

Earlier, Bianca Andreescu and Félix Auger-Aliassime qualified for the main tables of their events respective.

Andreescu has joined Bouchard in the Classic ASB. The Ontario came from behind to defeat germany’s Laura Siegemund 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the last round of qualifications. The youngest player in 18 years will face hungary’s Timea Babos in the first round.

Auger-Aliassime will participate to the main draw of the us Open Tata of Maharashtra in the wake of his victory 7-5, 6-3 against the Italian Gianluigi Quinzi. The Quebec — 18 years old — was the favourite of qualifications. The one who occupies the 109th rank will face Croatian Ivo Karlovic in his first duel.

Karlovic, who turned pro the same year in which Auger-Aliassime is born, is 101st in the world.

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