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Previous Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard had the option to rekindle a portion of the old magic as she chalked up her best win in over a year at the ASB Classic.

Bouchard lost 13 straight matches between February and November a year ago, seeing her ranking drop to 262, yet she has started the new season strongly after being given a wild card in Auckland.

After beating Kirsten Flipkens in round one, Bouchard saw off eighth seed Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-4 to arrive at the quarter-finals.

There she will confront third seed Amanda Anisimova, who defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-4.

The 18-year-old American had a breakthrough 2019, arriving at the fourth round of the Australian Open and the semi-finals of the French Open, however, missed the US Open after the abrupt passing of her dad and mentor, Konstantin.

France’s Alize Cornet upset second seed Petra Martic 3 6-4 6-4 and will next face Jessica Pegula.

A year ago’s Australian Open semi-finalist Danielle Collins proceeded with her splendid form at the Brisbane International, following up an upset of Elina Svitolina in round one by pounding Yulia Putintseva 6-1 6-0.

Eighth seed Madison Keys defeated home most loved Sam Stosur 7-5 6-3 while Alison Riske beat Barbora Strycova 6-3 6-4.

At the Shenzhen Open, 6th seed Garbine Muguruza, who needs a decent hurry to be seeded in Melbourne, was a 6-1 7-6 (2) champ over Shelby Rogers.

Fourth seed Wang Qiang barely kept away from home defeat, beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 0-6 7-6 (5), yet Peng Shuai lost to fifth seed Ekaterina Alexandrova.

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