Former World No. 5 started working with Mike Joyce at the end of last season and ended the year with a race in the semifinals of the Open BGL BNP Paribas of Luxembourg, losing by Little to the Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Goerges.
Playing on Brengle on Monday, he made a 3-0 fast to start the game; Although the Americans returned to serve, Bouchard remained ahead and captured the opening seventh.
The Canadian went on to take the second set with an identical marker, making six of the 10 break-in opportunities and maintaining a percentage of the first 68% service during the whole decisive victory.
Bouchard is waiting for the next round, there is the No.8 mark Alison van Uyvvanck or the Dutch qualifier Bibiane Schoofs.
More to come …