Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Andreescu, Polansky off to Final Round of French Open Qualifying

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Andreescu, Polansky off to Final Round of French Open Qualifying

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Canadians advance in French Open qualifying

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PARIS - Two Canadians are one win away from joining Denis Shapovalov in the main singles draw at the French Open.

Mississauga teen Bianca Andreescu advanced to the final round of women's qualifying with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria on Thursday.

On the men's side, No. 14 seed Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont. defeated Serbia's Pedja Krstin 6-4, 6-2 to move on to the final qualifying round.

Andreescu will face No. 22 seed Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands in the third round of qualifying on Friday, while Polansky will meet unseeded Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia.

Shapovalov, a 19-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., is the top-ranked Canadian in the main draw at No. 26. He will take on No. 58 John Millman of Australia in the first round. …

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