Tennis

Canada's Bianca Andreescu moves into final round of French Open qualifying

Two Canadians are one win away from joining Denis Shapovalov in the main singles draw at the French Open. Mississauga teen Bianca Andreescu advanced to the final round of women's qualifying with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria on Thursday.

Fellow Canuck Peter Polansky is also 1 win away from main draw

Canada's Bianca Andreescu, seen here at last year's Rogers Cup, defeated Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-3 to move into the final round of women's qualifying at the French Open. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Two Canadians are one win away from joining Denis Shapovalov in the main singles draw at the French Open.

Mississauga teen Bianca Andreescu advanced to the final round of women's qualifying with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria on Thursday.

On the men's side, No. 14 seed Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont. defeated Serbia's Pedja Krstin 6-4, 6-2 to move on to the final qualifying round.

Andreescu will face No. 22 seed Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands in the third round of qualifying on Friday, while Polansky will meet unseeded Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia.

Shapovalov, a 19-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., is the top-ranked Canadian in the main draw at No. 26. He will take on No. 58 John Millman of Australia in the first round.

Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil, ranked 88th, also earned a direct berth in the main draw and will face No. 60 Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in the opening round.

Former world No. 3 Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., withdrew from the French Open because of an undisclosed injury.

The main draw starts Sunday.

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