Come­back win for Bouchard in Paris

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

PARIS — Canada’s Eu­ge­nie Bouchard is through to the sec­ond round of the French Open af­ter post­ing a come­back 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 over Ja­pan’s Risa Ozaki on Tues­day.

Bouchard, a semi­fi­nal­ist at Roland Gar­ros in 2014, came back form a dis­as­trous first set by dom­i­nat­ing the next two. The na­tive of West­mount, Que., was par­tic­u­larly strong in the third when she fired three aces, broke Ozaki on two of four at­tempts and held the fi­nal game to love.

The Cana­dian had fallen into a hole af­ter a first set in which she com­mit­ted 24 un­forced er­rors and saved just one of the four break points she faced.

Bouchard next faces 17th-seed Anas­tasija Sev­as­tova of Latvia. Bouchard and Sev­as­tova faced each other twice last year, with each player com­ing away with a win. Their sec­ond-round match in Paris will be their first ever meet­ing on clay.

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