Eugenie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil have both advanced into the second round of their respective tournaments, with Bouchard winning at the Qatar Total Open in Doha and Pospisil at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai.
Bouchard captured a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(4) triumph over qualifier Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, coming back from 2-5 down in the third set. A wild card in Doha, playing her first event since the Australian Open, Bouchard’s next opponent at the Premier tournament will be Czech Denisa Allertova. It will be their first meeting.
The kind of forehand we all wish we could hit. Bouchard and Sevastova 5-all in the third… pic.twitter.com/4PiksBamLQ
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For Pospisil’s part, he also battled past a qualifier, beating Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to reach the second round for the first time in his past four tournaments. He will face either Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis or No. 5-seeded Serbian Viktor Troicki in his next match at the 500-level event.
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