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Bouchard and Raonic begin grass season; Pospisil and Shapovalov qualify

Jun 18, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada

It’s a busy week for Canadians on the pro circuits this week.

For starters, Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic will kick off their grass court seasons in both singles and doubles. Bouchard is at the Mallorca Open where she will open against former Grand Slam champion Francesca Schiavone. She’s also in the doubles draw alongside Sabine Lisicki for the second straight year. Meanwhile, reigning finalist Raonic returns to Queen’s as the tournament’s third seed and will face Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round. The 26-year-old is serving up a big treat for Canadian fans as he will team up in doubles with his compatriot Daniel Nestor. The pair will begin their campaign on Monday.

Joining the party are Vasek Pospisil (Halle) and Denis Shapovalov (Queen’s) who both qualified for their respective main draws on Sunday. Pospisil, coming off a quarter-final appearance in the Netherlands last week, will play Germany’s Dustin Brown in his opening match. For his part, Shapovalov beat a pair of fellow ATP NextGen stars to join Raonic in the Queen’s draw and will start against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain.

There will also be lots of Canadian action on the men’s and women’s Challenger circuits. Check out the full Canadians in action to see who’s playing where.