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Eugenie Bouchard wins place in Wimbledon draw after coming through qualifying – Daily News

November 19, 2019


 Eugenie Bouchard battled through the final round of Wimbledon qualifying today to reach the main draw next week  The 2014 finalist, who is down to world No.191 after injury and loss of form, beat Mariana Duque-Marino 6-3 6-2 at Roehampton The draw for the singles will be made at Wimbledon at 10am on Friday.  The Canadian, who gave a car-crash interview after her first round win, again refused to speak to the written press  But the 24-year-old told Wimbledon TV: “I was really solid. I was a little nervous before so I’m proud of the way I performed out there  “What does it mean to get through to the main draw? It’s interesting. I feel like I have earned it more rather than just been via my ranking I’m proud of it and I got a lot of matches this week which I wanted.  “It was one of my goals to play matches I feel like I have been improving recently. I don’t want to compare myself to the past or to others Just trying to do the best I can out there.”  Bouchard lost in the first round of qualifying at the French Open and in the quarter-finals of qualifying on the grass event in Birmingham  James Ward, the only British player out of 15 starters to reach the third round, lost 6-4 6-2 1-6 6-0 to Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi – and also missed out on a £39,000 payday for reaching the main draw  There are 14 Brits playing in the singles: Andy Murray – if he declares himself fit – Kyle Edmund, Cameron Norrie, Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and wild cards Jay Clarke, Liam Broady, Naomi Broady, Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart, Katy Dunne, Katie Swan and Gabriella Taylor poll loading Who will win Wimbledon 2018? 0+ VOTES SO FAR Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic Alexander Zverev Marin Cilic Other

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