Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
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Canadian Eugenie Bouchard advances to second round at Wimbledon

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard advances to second round at Wimbledon

It's just a different ball and I think she has a pretty good effective serve on the grass.

"I just have to look over the match again and do some brainstorming, find out why this keeps happening", he added.

Eugenie Bouchard is off to the second round at Wimbledon.

While Gavrilova entered uncharted waters with the breakthrough win, Stosur - Australia's only grand slam singles champion in the past 16 years - exited before the third round for the 12th time in 15 Wimbledon appearances.

"But really just to play matches, I know I have so much I need to work on and you can practice all you want but there's nothing like real matches, so I'm just grateful to do my job and play".

Bouchard threatened to force a deciding set after grabbing a 5-3 lead in the second before Barty rallied to win the last four games - and the match - after one hour and 31 minutes. "But it's a mob of love, so I liked it", Bouchard said alluding to the not-so-fluffy nature of some of the commentary around her. Bouchard is both victim and perpetrator of a system that loves nothing better that to commodify pretty young things.

"I didn't have to save match points (like at Roland Garros) and I haven't been down like three breaks".


"It definitely is a step forward, considering where I've been the past few months; injured, and not even being able to play", she said.

Bouchard also reached the Australian Open and French Open semi-finals in 2014 but her fall from grace has been steep. I saw a lot of Canadian flags.

A nominee for the WTA Tour's 2017 comeback of the year award, Barty is seeded at Wimbledon for the first time after gatecrashing the world's top 20. I love it here. The Australian beat Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday. The girls junior champion here in 2012, still her greatest achievement she claims, Bouchard blew through her early professional career like a stick of blonde dynamite. "She's been on a roll and she's actually been really tricky on the grass", Gavrilova said.

Barty beat Bouchard in their only previous match, winning a three-setter on a hard-court in Miami past year.

Meanwhile, Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil and American partner Ryan Harrison lost 6-4, 7-6 (8), 6-2 against the German duo of Philipp Petzschner and Tim Puetz in a first-round men's doubles match on Thursday.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., is expected to play his second-round match tomorrow.

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