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August 21, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Canadian Eugenie Bouchard breezed past higher-ranked American Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Connecticut Open on Monday.

Bouchard, a wild-card entry, next faces top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in the final hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open, which begins next Monday.

Bouchard, who reached a career-best No. 5 in the rankings in 2014, has struggled recently, slipping to 74th.

In other matches, Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium beat Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-2, 6-3, and Romania's Ana Bogdan got past Russia's Elena Vesnina, 7-5, 7-5.

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