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Canada's Bouchard advances to second round of US Open qualifying

Genie Bouchard Genie Bouchard - The Canadian Press

NEW YORK — Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the second round of qualifying at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-3 win over American Katherine Hui on Tuesday.

Hui struggled on serve with seven double-faults and was broken by Bouchard six times on 10 chances.

Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., will next face 12th seed Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine.

Toronto's Katherine Sebov missed a chance to join Bouchard in the next round, losing 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2 to third seed Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.

Sebov hit into six double faults and faced 13 break points, defending eight.

In men's qualifying, Alexis Galarneau of Laval, Que., fell 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 to 22nd seed Dominic Stricker of Switzerland.

The opportunistic Stricker converted six of nine break-point chances.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 22, 2023.