Two Montreal natives, Eugenie Bouchard and Aleksandra Wozniak, are in the main draw of the second Grand Slam tournament of the year in Roland-Garros at the French Open.
Bouchard is coming off of her first WTA title, winning the Nuremberg Cup on Saturday. She was the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will now move up to a career high ranking of No. 16 entering the French Open where she will be the No. 18 seed.
Wozniak had to win three rounds of qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the major. Wozniak has had her best success at a Major at Roland Garros where she reached the fourth round in 2009. Wozniak, with her wins in qualifying, will move from 152 in the world to 138 on Monday.
The two Montrealers are among six Canadians who made the main draw in singles play. Sharon Fichman is also in on the women’s side while Peter Polansky, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil are in the men’s draw. Raonic, the No. 8 seed, won his first round match today. Polansky lost his opening round match.
Wozniak and Bouchard both get underway tomorrow. Bouchard faces off against Shahar Peer around Monday morning Eastern while Wozniak will face off against No. 26 seed Sorana Cirstea in the last match of the day some point Monday afternoon.