Rebecca Marino’s comeback continues at Rogers Cup

Canada’s Rebecca Marino is one win away from enjoying in the principle draw of the Rogers Cup for the primary time since 2011.

The 27-year-old from Vancouver upset Vera Lapko of Belarus 2-6, 6-3, 6-Three within the first spherical of qualifying for the ladies’s event on Saturday in Montreal.

Marino returned to professional tennis this yr after nearly 5 years away from the game. Now ranked 310th on the planet, she acquired a wild card into the qualifying draw and made essentially the most of it by knocking off the No. 69-ranked Lapko.

Marino has performed at decrease ranges since returning as she tries to work her approach again up the rankings. She hit a profession excessive of No. 38 in 2011.

Marino, who gained a Challenger occasion in Winnipeg earlier this summer season, faces No. 53 Qiang Wang of China within the closing spherical of qualifying on Sunday.

Leylah Fernandez, a 15-year-old from Montreal, additionally was a winner. The 2018 French Open ladies’ semifinalist downed Alicja Rosolska of Poland 6-3, 6-2.

Fernandez will battle No. 118 Katie Boulter of Nice Britain for a spot in the principle draw on Sunday.

6 Canadians lose qualifying matches

Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski misplaced 6-1, 6-2 to American Bernarda Pera, Montreal’s Catherine Leduc fell 6-2, 6-2 towards Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia and American Sachia Vickery knocked off Isabelle Boulais of Mississauga 6-2, 6-1.

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic beat Toronto’s Katherine Sebov 6-4, 7-6(4), American Sofia Kenin downed Alexandra Vagramov of Port Moody, B.C., 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and Monica Puig of Puerto Rico topped Canadian-U.S. twin citizen Carson Branstine 6-3, 6-3.

Peliwo data upset win 

On the boys’s facet of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, one other Vancouver participant recorded an upset.

Filip Peliwo, ranked 203rd on the planet, beat No. 64 Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-4, 7-5 within the first spherical of qualifying.

The 24-year-old Peliwo gained the Wimbledon boys’ title in 2012, however hasn’t loved the identical success at the boys’s stage. His highest rating was No. 161 earlier this yr.

Peliwo, who will face No. 247 Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Sunday, was the one considered one of 5 Canadian males to win in qualifying on Saturday.

Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., misplaced to American Mackenzie McDonald, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3, Alexis Galarneau of Laval, Que., dropped a 6-3, 6-Four determination to Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., fell 6-3, 6-Four towards Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy.

Benjamin Sigouin of Vancouver, the ultimate Canadian to play, misplaced 7-5, 6-Three to Elias Ymer of Sweden.

Predominant-draw motion begins Monday in Toronto and Montreal.



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