Eugenie Bouchard will face No. 2 seed Julia Goerges of Germany in the quarterfinals of the ASB Classic. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Eugenie Bouchard advances to quarterfinals at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard is off to the quarterfinals at the ASB Classic.

The native of Westmount, Que., downed Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the season-opening event on Wednesday.

Ranked 87th in the world, the 24-year-old Bouchard missed a chance to win the first set with her serve, but battled back in the second and third sets to take out the 174th-ranked Schoofs.

Bouchard will face a much stiffer test in the quarterfinals as she meets No. 2 seed Julia Goerges of Germany.

The two have split a pair of three-set matches against each other, with Bouchard winning at the French Open in 2014 and Goerges prevailing last year on a hard court in Luxembourg.

Meanwhile, qualifier Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., meets top seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in a second-round match on Thursday.

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