Canadians Andreescu, Auger-Aliassime reach final round of qualifying

By The Canadian Press
December 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Canadians Bianca Andreescu and Felix Auger-Aliassime are one win away from qualifying for their respective main draws in season-opening tennis events.

Andreescu, of Mississauga, Ont., downed Australia's Jaimee Fourlis 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of qualifying for the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.

Andreescu, seeded fifth in qualifying, will battle top seeded Laura Siegemund of Germany for a spot in the main draw.

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., is in the main draw. She'll face American Madison Brengle in the opening round.

Meanwhile, Auger-Aliassime downed Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador 6-7 (2), 6-1, 3-2 (ret) in the opening round of qualifying for the Tata Open Maharashta in Pune, India.

The Montreal native, seeded first in qualifying, faces No. 7 seed Gianluigi Quinzi of Italy in the final round of qualifying.

 

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