MELBOURNE, Australia – Canadian Eugenie Bouchard rallied to beat Chinese Xiaodi You 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Tuesday in her first qualifying match for the Australian Open.

The 25-year-old from Westmount, Que., Faced 23 break points during the game, saving 17. He broke you seven times in 18 attempts while both players struggled with their serve.

Bouchard, the former No. 5 in the world who is now in 211th place, will face Australian Maddison Inglis in the second qualifying round for the first Grand Slam of the season.

The 21 year old English is classified n. 130.

Bouchard is losing a quarter-final last week at the ASB Classic in New Zealand.

This Canadian Press report was first published on January 14, 2020.


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