Tennis News: Bouchard advances to second round of Rogers Cup

Tennis News: Bouchard advances to second round of Rogers Cup

Canadian Tennis Player Eugenie Bouchard advances to the second round of the Women’s Tournament of Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Bouchard defeated Lucie Safarova in a dramatic three-set victory with a score of 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3) to advance to the next round of the tournament after failing twice in her two appearances in the tournament.

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After a strong start in the first set, Bouchard loses his grove and Safarova took advantage of it and force a deciding third set. Bouchard was not able to translate three match points at 6-5 in the third, but when Safarova forced the tiebreaker the Canadian fought back from a 3-1 deficit to get the victory.

“The crowd was incredible,” said Bouchard, who begged off a longer post-match press conference after complaining a stomach ache.

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Meanwhile, Another Canadian Tennis player Francoise Abanda also advances to the second round of the tournament.

Abanda defeated Chinese Tennis player Zheng Saisai in an easy win with a score of 6-1, 7-5.

After the match, Zheng posted on her Twitter account to express discontentment with the stringing of her racquets.

“I would like to congratulate Francoise on the victory did this evening,” wrote Zheng, a quarter-finalist at Stanford last week. “And taking nothing to take away from her, I would also like to mention the lack of professionalism for the stringing service at Coup Rogers.”

Zheng said in her post that both of her racquets had been incorrectly strung with 10 pounds lighter tension than she asked for.

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In the other news of the tournament, another high profile Tennis player pulled out in the tournament. Garbiñe Muguruza, the world ranked three, decided to withdraw because her complaint about gastrointestinal sickness couple minutes before the game between her and Britain’s Naomi Broady.

This incident is the second time it happened of over the weekend after Serena Williams pulled out in the tournament after complaining a swelling shoulder.

“I’m pretty disappointed, I practiced a lot for this tournament,” Muguruza said. “Since yesterday, I have kind of been feeling weird and I spoke with the doctor and everything. I thought today I was going to feel better, but in the last moment I didn’t feel good enough to go on court and give my best.”

Eugenie Bouchard will face Dominika Cibulková in the next round while Francoise Abanda will face Elina Svitolina.

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