Genie Bouchard coasts to victory at US Open

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Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has steamrolled her way into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Olga Govortsova of Belarus.

Bouchard, the women's seventh seed form Westmount, defended all three break points she faced while converting four of six break-point chances against Govortsova.

After failing to convert two break points in the fourth game of the first set, Bouchard won four straight games to take the set 6-2.

Two more breaks put Bouchard up 2-0 and 5-1 in the second set, then she finished Govortsova off on her first match point when the Belarusian hit the net.

Bouchard has made it to at least the semifinals at the previous three Grand Slam events but has struggled on the hardcourt this season winning just one match over three events leading up to Flushing Meadows.

Bouchard will play Romania's Sorana Cirstea in the second round.

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