Tennis

Eugenie Bouchard books spot in Wimbledon's main draw

Eugenie Bouchard has qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon. The Canadian No. 2 qualifying seed Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-3, 6-2 in the final round of qualifying today to book a spot in the main draw next week.

Canada's Brayden Schnur, Peter Polansky, Bianca Andreescu fall just short of qualification

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, pictured at an earlier Wimbledon qualification match, formally advanced to the tournament's main draw with a straight-sets win over higher-ranked Mariana Duque-Marino on Thursday. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Eugenie Bouchard has qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon.

The Canadian upset No. 2 qualifying seed Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-3, 6-2 in the final round of qualifying on Thursday to book a spot in the main draw next week.

A finalist at Wimbledon just four years ago, the 24-year-old from Westmount, Que., was forced into the qualification draw this year because her ranking has slipped to No. 191 in the world.

Bouchard's win over Duque-Marino, ranked No. 97, was her first triumph over a top-100 player since January.

Eugenie Bouchard beat Mariana Duque-Marino in straight sets to advance to the main draw at Wimbledon. 0:32

It will mark the sixth consecutive year Bouchard plays in the main women's draw at Wimbledon since winning the junior title in 2012.

Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., fell one win short of reaching the main draw as she lost 6-3, 7-6 (5) to Antonia Lottner of Germany.

On the men's side, two Canadians lost in the final round of qualifying.

Genie Bouchard advanced to main draw at Wimbledon after beating Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino in straight sets. 1:11

Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., fell 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-1 to American Chris Harrison, while Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., lost 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 to Jason Kubler of Australia.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver received direct entry into the main draw.

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