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Bouchard to face Beck; Raonic out of Indian Wells

Mar 06, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

The women’s draw for the BNP Paribas Open was unveiled on Monday in Indian Wells, California. Eugenie Bouchard will face Germany’s Annika Beck in the first round. The two players have split their two previous meetings.

Bouchard will be looking to rebound after an opening round loss in Acapulco last week. Las year, she was defeated in the third round by Timea Bacsinszky.  An in-form Kristina Mladenovic and a returning Simona Halep are also in Bouchard’s section of the draw. For her part, Francoise Abanda was eliminated in the first round of Indian Wells qualifying 7-6(2), 6-3 Evgenyia Rodina of Russia.

On the men’s side, reigning Indian Wells finalist Milos Raonic was forced to withdraw on Monday due to the hamstring injury which also kept him out of the Delray Beach final. Peter Polansky and Vasek Pospisil will compete in men’s qualifying beginning on Tuesday.