BOUCHARD WINS HER FIRST WTA TITLE

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ISN – Montreal, May 24, 2014 – Playing in her second career WTA final, Eugenie Bouchard
(Westmount, QC) captured her maiden singles title on Saturday thanks to a 6-2, 4-6,
6-3 victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova at the WTA International Series event in
Nurnberg, Germany.

Before the match, Bouchard was the highest ranked player behind only Sloane Stephens
without a title and the 20-year-old Canadian was determined to change that stat. She
need less than 30 minutes to win the first set 6-2, losing just four points on
serve. Bouchard led 4-2 in the second set before Pliskova reeled off four straight
games to force a decisive third set. There were five breaks of serve in the final
frame with three going the way of Bouchard which allowed her to come away with the
victory. She becomes the first Canadian to win a WTA singles titles since Aleksandra
Wozniak, who was crowned champion in Stanford in 2008.

With the victory, Bouchard will reach a new career-high ranking on Monday. She will
now travel to Roland-Garros where she will face Israel’s Shahar Peer in the first
round.

 

 

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Wozniak into main draw; Polansky to play Berdych
There will be six Canadians in the French Open main draw after Aleksandra Wozniak
(Blainville, QC) defeated Cagla Buyukakay 6-4, 6-4 to join her compatriots. Wozniak,
who reached the Round 16 at Roland-Garros in 2009, returns to her most successful
Grand Slam after being forced out by a shoulder injury last year. She will face
world no. 27 Sorana Cirstea of Romania in the first round. It will be the first
meeting between the two. Two Canadians will be in action when the tournament gets
underway on Sunday. Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON) will face young Aussie Nick Krygios
and Peter Polansky will go up against world no. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech
Republic.

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