Quebecer Eugenie Bouchard defeated Russian Anna Kalinskaya in two identical 6-4 sets on Sunday in Paris to advance to the second round of the French Open.
The Westmount native has broken his opponent in his last two stretches on duty. In total, she made four breakages on six occasions. She herself withstood two of three attempts to break the 100th player in the world.
The one who is currently 168th in the world will now face the Australian Daria Gavrilova (788th), winner in two sets of 6-4 and 6-3 in her duel against the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska (28th). Gavrilova is playing her first major tournament since the U.S. Open in 2019 with multiple injuries.
“Genie”, who obtained a pass for Roland Garros, could find Romanian Simona Halep, first seed, in the fourth round.