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Bouchard beats Soler-Espinosa to reach third round

The Canadian Press

6/26/2014 1:09:22 PM

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard survived a tough first set and then rolled to a second round victory on Thursday at Wimbledon. Bouchard defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 7-5, 6-1.

Bouchard had a tough star to her match but improved as it went on. She needed 44 minutes to win the first set but just 22 to claim the second and close out victory with six breaks of serve and 17 winners.

The 2012 junior Wimbledon champion has duplicated her third round from last year's main draw debut and next plays German Andrea Petkovic.

Bouchard and Soler-Espinosa traded two sets of service breaks in the first set, with the 20-year-old Canadian taking a 6-5 lead and earning the opener a game later. The second set was all Bouchard as the seed ran away to her 32nd victory of the season.