Marino advances at Madrid Open, Bouchard makes main draw
MADRID — Canada's Rebecca Marino defeated China's Zhu Lin 7-6 (1), 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
Marino fired 11 aces to just two double faults in the win.
The Vancouver native also broke on three of her eight opportunities and won 73.1 per cent of first-serve points.
Zhu went without an ace and committed five double faults. She also went just 2-of-7 on break-point chances and won 62.3 per cent of first-serve points.
Fellow Canadian Eugenie Bouchard made it into the main draw with a 6-3, 6-2 win over American Elizabeth Mandlik.
Bouchard had four aces without committing a double fault and won 63.9 per cent of first-serve points, compared to just 47.5 from Mandlik.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 25, 2023.