Hradeka beats Bouchard in first round of Miami Open; McHale, Vandeweghe advance

by: AP | March 23, 2016

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Hradeka set up a match with Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens. (AP)

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) The Czech Republic's Lucie Hradeka beat slumping Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the Miami Open.

Bouchard entered the week ranked 45th in the world, 40 spots higher than Hradeka.

Hradeka set up a match with Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens.

American Christina McHale outlasted Japan's Doi Misaki 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, and CoCo Vandeweghe beat Samantha Crawford 6-4, 7-5 in an all-American match.

In men's play, American Taylor Fritz topped Italy's Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-2; Britain's Kyle Edmund held off Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (6); Canada's Vasek Popisil defeated Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4); Albert Ramos-Vilonas of Spain topped Colombian qualifier Alejandro Gonzales 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (3); and Spain's Fernando Verdasco beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6(2), 6-3.

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