Montreal, May 26, 2014 ( ISN ) – Just two days after winning her first WTA title, Eugenie
Bouchard (Westmount, QC) was back on the court Monday in Paris to play her first
round match at Roland-Garros.
Bouchard took on Israel’s Shahar Peer for a fourth time after winning the first
three meetings between the two players. The tournament’s no. 18 seed led 6-0, 4-1
when rain forced play to be stopped. She picked up right where she left off when she
returned to the court to close out an impressive 6-0, 6-2 win in 59 minutes.
Bouchard advances to the second round of the French Open for the second straight
year. In 2013, she scored her first Grand Slam main draw win in Paris before falling
to Maria Sharapova in round two. This year, the new world no. 16 will face Julia
Goerges of Gernany in the second round.
Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) started her match against Serbian Jelena Jankovic, but
the incoming darkness didn’t seem to affect her. The Canadian was the first to break
serve at 5-5 in the first and served out the set to lead 7-5. Jankovic turned the
tables in the second set and led 5-1 when play was suspended for the day because of
darkness. They will complete the match on Tuesday.
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC) was looking for his first victory since Australian
Open, but i twill have to wait as he fell 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to world no. 60 Teymuraz
Gabashvili of Russia.
Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) will play her first round match on Tuesday after
it was cancelled today. She will face Romania’s Sorana Cirstea at 5 a.m. E.T.