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Canada takes 2-1 lead against Ukraine

Apr 22, 2018
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada
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Playing in the first match of the day were both winners from Saturday, Eugenie Bouchard and Lesia Tsurenko. In the opening set, the Canadian had to play catch-up from the start, falling behind early. Despite some solid play, she found herself down a set after allowing her opponent to convert on two of her five break point opportunities. Bouchard came out strong in the second, as she elevated her game with the full support of the packed crowd. Two crucial double faults from Tsurenko gave the Montreal native the break she needed to take the set. The third rubber required a decisive set, with Bouchard saving three break points early on to keep herself in the match. After what seemed like a never-ending game, it was Tsurenko who took the first lead in the set. It did not last long, however, as the match ended up going to a tiebreak. In the end, it was Bouchard who outlasted her opponent after just over two and a half hours of play, taking the match 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(5) ang getting the crucial point for her country.

Canada now leads 2-1, with Gabriela Dabrowski playing in the fourth singles rubber against Kateryna Bondarenko.