Paris – Eugene Bouchard of Canada advances to the third round of the French Open.
Bouchard of Westmount, Que, defeated Daria Gavrilova of Australia 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.
This is Bouchard’s first appearance in the third round of the Grand Slam since the 168th ranked player in the world won two matches at the 2017 Australian Open.
Bouchard, the former world number 5 who reached the Wimbledon final in 2014, has dropped in the rankings in recent years. But she has made some progress in recent months, reaching the final of an event in Istanbul before being given a wild-card at the French Open.
In the third round, Bouchard will face world number 54 Iga Switech of Poland.
Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles first round, fifth seed Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa defeated Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 7-5, 6-3, Zarina Dias of Kazakhstan and Arena Rodionova of Australia.
Leila Annie Fernandez of Laval, Quelo lost to Diane Parry of France 6-2, 6-4 to Nina Stojanovic of Serbia and Jill Teachman of Switzerland.
Fernandez advanced to the second round of the women’s singles, while Denis Shapovalov, 9th seed from Richmond Hill, Ont, advanced to the men’s.