Bouchard wins easily in Australian Open’s second round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Eugenie Bouchard’s strong record in Grand Slam tournaments continued at the Australian Open on Wednesday when she beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-0, 6-3 to advance to the third round.

The seventh-seeded Bouchard won the match in 54 minutes.

Two of Bertens’ three game wins came on breaks of Bouchard’s serve, including when the Canadian was first serving for the match.

After advancing to the semifinals last year in her first appearance at Melbourne Park, Bouchard improved to 7-1 in Australia. The losing finalist at last year’s Wimbledon tournament, Bouchard has 25 wins and seven losses in majors. She is playing in just her eighth Grand Slam event.