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VIDEO: Bouchard collects first win of 2017 in Sydney

Jan 08, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Eugenie Bouchard hit the win column for the first time in the New Year on Sunday at the Apia International in Sydney, Australia, her final warm up tournament before the Australian Open.

The 22-year-old defeated Shuai Zhang of China, ranked no. 23 in the world, 7-6(1), 6-2 in the opening round. Bouchard broke early in the opening set only to see Zhang erase the deficit and force a tiebreak. Bouchard dominated the tiebreak with some clean ball striking and carried that momentum into set two to wrap up the match in straight sets.

In the second round on Tuesday, Bouchard will face the winner of the match between world no. 5 Dominika Cibulkova and Germany’s Laura Siegemund.