On a true mission, Quebec's Eugenie Bouchard clinched her ticket to the main draw at the tennis tournament in Ostrava, Czechia, beating Hungary's Dalma Galfi in straight sets 6-3 in qualifying 6-2, Sunday.
The 28-year-old, who sits No. 511 in the WTA rankings, caused some upset by defeating the No. 91 racket and fifth seed series of the qualifying phase.
Galfi could not respond to Bouchard when the latter had the balls in hand. The Montrealer won 28 of 36 rallies on her first serve and 14 of 21 on her second. She also saved four break points, all in the second set.
“Genie” broke her 24-year-old rival three times to win easily in 73 minutes. It was the first duel between the two players.
The day before, Bouchard had also taken the measure of the Frenchwoman Océane Dodin in three rounds.
She will have a heavy command in the first round of the main draw as she will cross swords with the sixth seed, the Swiss Belinda Bencic.
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