Source: The Associated Press, January 14, 2020
Canadian defeats China’s Xiaodi You 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 to advance
Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., needed some medical assistance during her first qualifying match before beating You Xiaodi 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Tuesday at the Australian Open.
Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions at Melbourne Parky, but qualifying began later in the morning in “very poor” conditions and amid complaints by former No. 1-ranked Maria Sharapova, who struggled in the heat and smoke and her match against Laura Siegemund was called off late in the second set.
Image Source: The Canadian Press
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