Bouchard reaches quarterfinals in Hobart

Eugenie Bouchard heads to the quarter-finals down under beating Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.

HOBART, Australia — Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard has earned a spot in the quarter-finals of the Hobart International tennis tournament.

The 21-year-old native of Westmount, Que., scored a 6-4, 7-5 victory against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck.

Bouchard, ranked 47th in the world, will next face Italian Camila Giorgi in this tune-up up for the Australian Open which begins on Jan. 18.

Bouchard had reached the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open in China last week in her first major match since suffering a concussion at the U.S. Open last September.