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Sports Bouchard gets French Open wild card; Auger-Aliassime upset in Rome

12:17  18 september  2020
12:17  18 september  2020 Source:   montrealgazette.com

Rising stars Auger-Aliassime, Tiafoe advance at US Open

  Rising stars Auger-Aliassime, Tiafoe advance at US Open Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime and American Frances Tiafoe booked spots in the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday evening in Flushing Meadows, New York. No. 15 seed Aliassime rolled over Frenchman Corentin Moutet 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 to progress to the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time. Aliassime, 20, won twice as many points as Moutet over the opening two frames, going up two sets to nil in a little more than an hour. The Montreal nativeNo. 15 seed Aliassime rolled over Frenchman Corentin Moutet 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 to progress to the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time.

Genie Bouchard ’s recent success on European clay has earned her a wild - card spot in the main draw of the French Open , which begins Sept. Krajinovic won 27 of his 30 first-serve points to ease past Auger - Aliassime in one hour and 42 minutes. In another early upset , Norwegian Casper Ruud

Murray, Bouchard and Pironkova among French Open wild card recipients. Coco Gauff wins WTA clay-court debut in Rome ; Musetti shocks Wawrinka. On Saturday, Felix Auger - Aliassime upset world No. 10 Stefanos Tsitsipas with a 6-4, 6-2 win in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in

Westmount's Genie Bouchard boosted her WTA ranking 105 places to 167 with her performance in Istanbul, where she had to win two qualifying matches before reaching the final. © Provided by The Gazette Westmount's Genie Bouchard boosted her WTA ranking 105 places to 167 with her performance in Istanbul, where she had to win two qualifying matches before reaching the final.

Genie Bouchard’s recent success on European clay has earned her a wild-card spot in the main draw of the French Open, which begins Sept. 27 in Paris.

Bouchard reached the quarter-finals of the Prague Open and followed that with a run to the final of a WTA event in Istanbul, where she lost in three sets to Romanian Patricia Maria Tig.

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime suffers first-round loss at Italian Open

  Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime suffers first-round loss at Italian Open ROME — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime lost 6-4, 7-5 to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in the first round of the ATP Tour's Italian Open on Monday. Auger-Aliassime, the No. 16 seed and world No. 20, won just three of 30 points against Krajinovic's first serve at the clay-court event. The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, was coming off a run to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open. Krajinovic, the world No. 29, made it to the third round at the New York Grand Slam. No. 12 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., faces Guido Pella of Argentina in a first-round match on Tuesday. No. 13 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont.

Bouchard gets French Open wild card ; Auger - Aliassime upset in Rome Calgary Herald19:28 17-Sep-20. Italian Open 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov through to men's doubles quarter-finals All languages English Dutch French German Italian Norwegian Portuguese Spanish Swedish.

Auger - Aliassime , in only his second Grand Slam main-draw match, faces Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., got into the main draw as a lucky loser and plays No. 138-ranked wild - card Marcos Bouchard has played only one match on grass since exiting the French Open first round on May 28

Her performance in Istanbul, where she had to win two qualifying matches to reach the main draw, boosted her 105 places in the rankings to No. 167.

She will join 18-year-old Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval in the main daw. Fernandez received a direct entry on the strength of her career-high ranking of 98. Bianca Andreescu is on the provisional entry list, but the 2019 U.S. Open champion is doubtful because of a foot injury. She hasn’t played since last October and withdrew from this week’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.

Bouchard wasn’t entered in the Rome event, but it’s expected she will seek a wild-card in next week’s WTA stop in Strasbourg, where she reached her first WTA Tour semifinal in 2013.

Main draw play got underway in Rome on Monday and 16th-seeded Montrealer Félix Auger-Aliassime was an early casualty, losing 6-4, 7-5 to  Filip Krajinovic of Serbia. Krajinovic won 27 of his 30 first-serve points to ease past Auger-Aliassime in one hour and 42 minutes.

Clark's putback at buzzer lifts Storm past Lynx 88-86

  Clark's putback at buzzer lifts Storm past Lynx 88-86 BRADENTON, Fla. — It's been a crazy 48 hours for the Seattle Storm and it was only fitting that their WNBA playoffs series opener had a wild finish. Alysha Clark's putback at the buzzer lifted the Storm past the Lynx 88-86 on Tuesday night in the first game of the semifinal series. Seattle inbounded it with 14.8 seconds left after Napheesa Collier tied it on an up-and-under move. Sami Whitcomb got it in the corner and drove the baseline for a layup that missed but it fell to Clark, who corralled it and released it just before the final buzzer. “The last 48 hours have been pretty stressful and exhausting. not knowing what to expect, confused about everything.

Now ranked 167th in the world, Bouchard is well outside a spot that would earn her direct entry into This will mark the first time since the 2013 Australian Open that Bouchard will not compete in the Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga upset top qualifying seed Vera Lapko of Belarus 6-4

Roland - Garros 2020: a new lay out for the tournament The French Open - Official Site22:08 17-Sep-20. REPORT: French Open Attendance To Be More Than Halved Amid COVID-19 Threat Bouchard gets French Open wild card ; Auger - Aliassime upset in Rome Calgary Herald19:28 17-Sep-20.

In another early upset, Norwegian Casper Ruud  created 17 break-point chances in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over No. 11 seed Karen Khachanov of Russia.


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Thiem eases past Cilic, Auger-Aliassime tripped up at French Open .
US Open champion Dominic Thiem advanced to the second round of the French Open on Monday courtesy of an impressive 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 over former World No. 3 Marin Cilic. Under the roof at Court Philippe Chatrier on a rainy day at Roland Garros, Thiem broke Cilic at 4-4 in the first set before battling back from 0-40 down to seal the opening frame. Thiem's robust single-handed backhand dominated the second stanza, then the Austrian 27-year-old overcame a 0-2 deficit in the third set to reel off five games on the spin.No. 3 seed Thiem, who has lost the last two French Open finals to Rafael Nadal, will now face American qualifier Jack Sock in the second round.

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