Tennis

Encouraging start for Bouchard at Luxembourg Open qualifier

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.

Canadian downs Romania's Raluca Serban 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in 1st round

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, ranked 110th in the world, defeated Romania's Raluca Serban 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in a first-round qualification draw match Saturday at the Luxembourg Open. (Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

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.

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