PARIS (Reuters) - Swiss eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky recovered from a shaky start and survived a nervy finish to beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-4 in the French Open second round on Thursday.
Bacsinszky, who reached the semi-final at Roland Garros last year, fell 4-1 down in the opening set as 2014 runner-up Bouchard came out firing. But she bagged 10 games in a row as her 47th-ranked opponent melted down on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Bouchard, who also reached the 2014 Wimbledon final and climbed as high as fifth in the world before slumping, clawed back from 0-5 down in the second set. But a relieved Bacsinszky finally sealed victory.
Bacsinszky will face either American Irina Falconi or Pauline Parmentier of France in the third round.