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Felix Auger-Aliassime cruises into 3rd round of French Open

Felix Auger-Aliassime cruises into 3rd round of French Open

Felix Auger-Aliassime cruises into 3rd round of French Open

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime sailed into the third round with a routine 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 win over Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli,

Auger-Aliassime, seeded ninth in the major tennis tournament, fired eight aces and converted on five of 10 break points in a dominating display on the clay at Roland Garros.

It’s the first time in the 21-year-old Canadian’s career that he has advanced past the second round in Paris.

Auger-Aliassime’s next match is Thursday against either Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic or Croatia’s Borna Gojo.

Two other Canadians were also scheduled to see action Wednesday at the French Open.

Montreal’s Leylah Fernandez, seeded 17th on the women’s side, will play Czech Katerina Siniakova, while Bianca Andreescu will meet No. 14 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

WATCH | Auger-Aliassime makes quick work of Ugo Carabelli:

Auger-Aliassime reaches the 3rd round at Roland Garros for 1st time in his career

No. 9 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal beat Argentina’s Camilo Ugo Carabelli 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the French Open for the first time in his career.

US Open champ ousted

US Open champion Emma Raducanu is out of the French Open in the second round.

Raducanu lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 to end her Roland Garros tournament debut.

The 19-year-old Raducanu broke Sasnovich in the fifth game of the opening set, hitting consecutive backhand winners followed by a forehand to clinch it.

Sasnovich couldn’t convert on three chances to break her opponent in the first set but took advantage with two breaks to start the second, when the 47th-ranked player also won 12 of 14 service points.

The 12th-seeded Raducanu failed to convert on five break-point chances at 1-1 in the third set as Sasnovich recorded her 16th career victory over a top-20 player.

Raducanu, who also lost to Sasnovich at Indian Wells last year in the Briton’s first match after winning the title at Flushing Meadows, had 17 winners and 33 unforced errors on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Sasnovich advanced to the third round at Roland Garros for the first time. This is her seventh appearance.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus also reached the third round by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 7-6 (3).

The most intriguing women’s matchup of the day pits 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu against Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic.

In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz are all on the the Day 4 schedule.

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