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Canadian juniors eye more Grand Slam success in Paris

Jun 03, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

As spectators prepare for the second week of Grand Slam tennis from Roland Garros, the juniors prepare to kick-off their campaigns on Sunday, June 4.

Bianca Andreescu is the third seed and will open against Loudmilla Bencheikh of France.

Andreescu is the only player to participate in both the girls’ singles and the women’s singles at Roland Garros 2017. Andreescu has already made the semi-finals in singles at the Australian Open and won the girls’ doubles title with Carson Branstine. Andreescu also played a key role in securing Canada’s Fed Cup victory over Kazakhstan earlier this year.

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The Canadian duo will play doubles again in Paris.

Can't wait to play dubs with the best @rolandgarros #part2 ⁉️

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Carson Branstine will play her first Grand Slam as a Canadian this week. The eighth seed will open against Paula Arias Manjon of Spain.

On top of the Australian Open doubles title with Andreescu, Branstine has brought in silverware from the USTA International Spring Championships in March. She won the singles and doubles title with partner Ellie Douglas.

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Benjamin Sigouin is the only Canadian in the boys’ draw. He will open against Oliver Crawford of the United States.

Sigouin’s only results from 2017 come in January when he made the third round at the AGL Loy Yang Taralgon Junior Internationals in Australia. He retired from his third round singles match and second round in doubles. He was a quarter-finalist last year in Paris.

All inspiration & motivation😈❤️. #frenchopen 🔜

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