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Fichman Qualifies for WTA Event in Bogota

Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) qualified for the main draw of Copa Claro Colsanitas on Monday, a WTA International Series event currently underway in Bogota, Colombia.

In her third qualifying match, Fichman defeated Spaniard Laura Pous-Tio, ranked no. 155 in the world, 6-4, 7-6(5) to book one of four qualifier spots in the main draw.  The 22-year-old Canadian will face former Roland-Garros champion Francesca Schiavone in the opening round.

Stéphanie Dubois (Laval, QC) was defeated 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 by France’s Mathilde Johansson in her first round match. For her part, Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) was eliminated this weekend in her second round qualifying match.

Meanwhile at the WTA International Series event in Memphis, Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON) and Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia posted an impressive win over Czech Olympic silver medalists Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 in their opening match.

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