Montréal Tuesday: Bouchard Gets Started
Published August 05, 2014 12:10
MONTRÉAL, Canada - Home favorite Eugenie Bouchard begins her Rogers Cup challenge against fellow WTA Rising Star Shelby Rogers, while Andrea Petkovic looks to continue her recent good form when she takes on the dangerous Camila Giorgi.
Tuesday, First & Second Round
 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN #8) vs. [Q] Shelby Rogers (USA #113)
Head-to-head: Rogers leads 1-0
On Tuesday evening, Eugenie Bouchard will make her first appearance since losing to Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon final. Her opponent will be qualifier Shelby Rogers, who, despite sitting over 100 places below Bouchard in the rankings, will be no pushover.
Rogers has been something of a late bloomer, spending her formative years in tour bobbing around in the lower depths of the Top 400. However, recently she has started to make some real progress, and a few weeks ago contested her first WTA final, at the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies.
The two have met once before, Rogers winning in three sets at an ITF Circuit event back in 2011.
 Andrea Petkovic (GER #18) vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA #38)
Head-to-head: Giorgi leads 2-0
After a number of false dawns, Andrea Petkovic finally appears to be back on track. Now over her injury nightmare, Petkovic has been one of 2014's form players, bounding up the rankings thanks to tournament victories in Charleston and Bad Gastein and a semifinal appearance at the French Open.
And judging by her run in Stanford, she appears to have brought this form across the Atlantic. However, Petkovic, who was a quarterfinalist at the Rogers Cup in 2011, faces a tricky challenge first up in Montréal.
Her opponent, Camila Giorgi, brings a relentless aggression to the court that makes her, at times, unplayable. Petkovic should know, having already lost to her twice this season, in Indian Wells and the qualifiers for Dubai.
Stat to watch: Going into Bad Gastein, Rogers had just three WTA main draw wins to her name. She has tripled this number in the last month.
Excited for tonight! Genie plays at 6pm but we've got a big day ahead of us before that, hopefully meeting you all! pic.twitter.com/ZpQasyKbZB— Genie Army (@geniearmy_real) August 5, 2014
Also on court...
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