Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is heading to the second round of the Viking International.
The third-seeded Andreescu, from Mississauga, Ont., beat American Christine McHale 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the first round of the WTA Tour 500 grass-court tournament on Tuesday.
It marked Andreescu’s first career WTA Tour main-draw victory on a grass court.
It was the seventh-ranked Andreescu’s first win in her past three tournaments.
The Canadian will face Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the second round of the Wimbledon tune-up event.
Pospisil defeats Ward
In the men’s draw, Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil defeated British wild-card James Ward 6-4, 6-4.
Pospisil will face sixth-seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain in the second round.
Also Tuesday, Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., beat Toronto’s Steven Diez 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in a Wimbledon first-round qualifying match. Schnur needs two more wins to advance to the main draw.
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