Elena Vesnina, Eugenie Bouchard win opening matches at Connecticut Open

Monday August 22nd, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Elena Vesnina of Russia and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada have won their opening matches at the Connecticut Open.

Bouchard rolled past Annika Beck of Germany 6–2, 6–1, while Vesnina beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6–1, 6–4.

The 20th-ranked Vesnina arrived in New Haven on the heels of a doubles gold medal at the Rio Olympics with Ekaterina Makarova. She reached her first major singles semifinal at Wimbledon.

In other matches Monday, Anastasija Sevastova beat Nicole Gibbs of the United States 7–5, 6–0, and Caroline Garcia of France completed a rain-delayed 6–1, 6–4 victory over Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.

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