Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard Advances at Australian Open with Win over Peng Shuai

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard Advances at Australian Open with Win over Peng Shuai

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Bouchard advances at Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia - Canadian Eugenie Bouchard is back in the third round of the Australian Open for the first time in two years after defeating China's Peng Shuai 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Wednesday.

Bouchard, who reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2014, finally closed it out after Peng saved three match points on the Canadian's serve at 5-1 in the second set.

Following her break-out year in 2014, which also saw her reach the Wimbledon final, Bouchard struggled to make it past the fourth round at the slams. Her best result last year was the third round at Wimbledon.

Her next opponent will be American Coco Vandeweghe, who defeated Pauline Parmentier of France in straight sets.

"Overall, I'm feeling better with each passing day," said Bouchard. …

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