Noskova, 17, had five aces to Bouchard’s three and had an 88 per cent win rate on first serve to Bouchard’s 63 per cent. Noskova also won three of five break points.
Bouchard had posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Yuki Naito of Japan in qualifying on Tuesday. It was the first win for the 28-year-old since March 2021. She has been sidelined with a shoulder injury that required surgery and returned to action last week, when she lost to Arianne Hartono of the Netherlands in the first round of a WTA 125 event in Vancouver.