Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bouchard Cruises Past Zhao; Polansky Tops Gutierrez-Ferrol at U.S. Open

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bouchard Cruises Past Zhao; Polansky Tops Gutierrez-Ferrol at U.S. Open

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Bouchard cruises past Zhao at U.S. Open

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NEW YORK - Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has cruised past countrymate Carol Zhao to the second round of qualifying at the U.S. Open with a 6-0, 6-1 rout on Tuesday.

Bouchard, of Westmount, Que., took 59 of the total points to Zhao's 29 as she dominated the 54-minute match.

Zhao, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was broken six times by the former world no. 5.

Bouchard, who is currently ranked 123rd, also had three aces and three winners, while Zhao had none.

She will take on Ekaterine Gorgodze of Georgia on Thursday.

The 24-year-old Bouchard is coming off a loss in the quarterfinals of the Odlum Brown VanOpen last week.

This is Bouchard's first appearance at the New York tournament since she reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the U. …

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