AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard has reached the quarterfinals at the season-opening ASB Classic.
Bouchard downed France’s Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday for her second victory in two days to begin the 2020 tennis season.
Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., needed an hour 28 minutes to get by the No. 8 seed.
She will face either American Amanda Anisimova or Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the next round.
Bouchard, ranked No. 262, opened the season Monday with 7-5, 7-5 win over Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens in the first round.
It was Bouchard’s first victory above a 125K event (the lowest level on the WTA Tour) since last February in Dubai.
The 25-year-old has experienced a big drop in the rankings since reaching No. 5 in 2014.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 7, 2020.