Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Bianca Andreescu, Eugenie Bouchard Set to Clash at Challenger

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Bianca Andreescu, Eugenie Bouchard Set to Clash at Challenger

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Andreescu, Bouchard set to clash at Challenger

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Canada's top two women's tennis players will square off for the first time on Friday at the Oracle Challenger.

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., will face Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., in the quarterfinals after both won third-round matches at the WTA 125K series event on Thursday.

The sixth-seeded Andreescu, 18, downed No. 9 seed Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-2. The third-seeded Bouchard, 24, beat No. 16 Jil Teichmann of Switzerland 6-2, 6-2.

Andreescu has had an excellent start to 2019, reaching the final of the season-opening ASB Classic in New Zealand and then advancing to the second round of the Australian Open after getting through the qualifying portion of the Grand Slam. …

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