Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Auger-Aliassime, Andreescu Qualify for Season-Opening Events

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Auger-Aliassime, Andreescu Qualify for Season-Opening Events

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Bouchard beats Brengle at ASB Classic

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Canada's Eugenie Bouchard opened her tennis season with a straight sets victory over American Madison Brengle on Monday at the ASB Classic.

Bouchard needed just over an hour to beat Brengle 6-3, 6-3 in first-round action in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Westmount, Que., native enters the 2019 season ranked 87th, while Brengle is one spot back at No. 88.

Earlier, Canadian teenagers Bianca Andreescu and Felix Auger-Aliassime earned spots in their respective main draws in season-opening tennis events.

Andreescu joins Bouchard in the main draw of the ASB Classic, while Auger-Aliassime will play in the main draw at the Tata Open Maharashtra.

Andreescu, of Mississauga, Ont., rallied to beat Germany's Laura Siegemund 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round of qualifying on Monday. …

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