Encouraging start for Bouchard at Luxembourg Open qualifier
Canadian downs Romania's Raluca Serban 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in 1st round
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard defeated Romania's Raluca Serban 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in a first-round qualification draw match Saturday at the Luxembourg Open.
Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., will play Switzerland's Jill Teichmann in the next round.
Main draw play begins Monday at the $250,000 US WTA Tour hard-court tournament.
Bouchard, a former world No. 5, is currently ranked 110th in the world.