Wickmayer and Wozniak proceed to the second round in Quebec

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Yanina Wickmayer and Aleksandra Wozniak secure their second round spots at the Quebec WTA tournament. They will be facing Americans Davis and Ouden in the round of 16.

Second seed Belgian Wickmayer had an easy enough job against 150th-ranked American Alison Riske. Three-time WTA title holder Wickmayer was broken in the opening game of the match, but stayed composed enough to break back and to ultimately turn around the first set. The Belgian compiled a two break advantage in the following set. She wasted an opportunity to serve out the match at 5-2, but succeeded to wrap it up with a break to love in the subsequent game.  The result: 6-3, 6-3 for Wickmayer who plays 18-year-old American prospect Lauren Davis in the second round.

Davis overcame Canadian Stephanie Dubois in the opening round: 7-5, 6-3.

Home crowd favorite Aleksandra Wozniak fought a three-set battle against Russian Elena Vesnina. World No. 81 Vesnina stayed close until 2-3 in the opener, but she was unable to respond to two consecutive breaks at the end of the set. Fourth seed Wozniak converted her second set point. The complexion of the match changed in the set two. The Russian managed to defend a break point in the sixth game and took Wozniak’s serve immediately after that. She served out the set in style with a game to love and the decider followed. The players kept their serves until 2-3 from Vesnina’s point of view. Wozniak then grabbed a break, but could not confirm it. Another break followed and this time Vesnina did not find an answer to it. End score: 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

Wozniak’s next challenger is Melanie Oudin who prevailed in an all-American clash against Irina Falconi: 7-5, 7-6 (6).

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