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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Montreals Eugenie Bouchard needed seven match points to secure a tough win over Virginie Razzano of France, 6-2, 7-6 (10) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Australian Open. Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver, seeded 28th, played through severe back pain to claim a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (9), 6-1 victory over Australian Matthew Ebden. You can watch Day 3 coverage today at 1pm et/ 10am pt. Watch Day 4 action live at 7pm et/4pm pt on TSN.ca and on TSN at 10pm et/7pm pt. The Canadian needed treatment three times in the second set and at times looked finished, but the 23-year-old fought on and managed to earn the improbable victory. The back pain has bothered him since the start of the year, forcing him to quit a semifinal in India and pull out of a tournament in Sydney. "Its been lingering, I had to hang tough. Im super-thrilled to get through," said Pospisil, who depended on painkillers to get him to the finish after being told by a physiotherapist that he could go on if he wished. "Midway through the third I was not feeling very good, I took some tablets and 30 minutes later I didnt feel so much." The Canadian next plays eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka after the Swiss beat Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4. It will be Pospisils first career appearance in the third round of a Grand Slam. Bouchard will play in the third round of a Grand Slam for just the second time after reaching that plateau at Wimbledon last summer. Shes the first Canadian woman to reach the third round at Melbourne since Sonya Jeyaseelan in 2000. The 30th-seeded Bouchard faced a stiff battle against Razzano, whos ranked No. 100 in the world. The Canadian won the first set in 35 minutes but took nearly 90 minutes to win the second. "It was kind of crazy," Bouchard said of the second set. "It became just mental and I just had to fight. Im happy I pulled through in the end. We had some crazy points." "She played some really good points, too, on my match points," Bouchard continued. "It was a battle back and forth. I felt overall I didnt play as well as I know I can. But even if its a bit ugly, still fight and try." Bouchard, 19, is making her main draw debut in Australia after failing to qualify in 2013. She had an early break in the opening set against the Frenchwoman and pulled ahead 5-1. But she lost a break in the seventh game before eventually taking the set on a Razzano double-fault. In the second set, the French player fought off match points and took the set to a tiebreaker. Bouchard finally closed it out with a cross-court winner. Bouchard, who was named The Canadian Press female athlete of the year last month, won with four aces, 25 winners and the same number of unforced errors. "I came into this Slam seeded now for the first time," Bouchard said. "So, of course, my first few rounds Im expected to win. I always expect myself to do well. "I just try to ignore the outside expectations and pressure and really just focus on what I need to do. At the end of the day, I really need to perform. I cant really worry about what people say on the outside." Bouchard had a handful of Aussie fans in matching singlets spelling out "Eugenie" cheering her on. She threw them her towel after the match and had a koala bear doll tossed back as a memento of the evening. She next plays Lauren Davis of the U.S., who beat Germanys Julia Goerges 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. In mens doubles, Torontos Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia opened with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Germans Benjamin Becker and Daniel Brands. The eighth-seeded duo needed just 65 minutes to win with eight aces. 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Fake China Jerseys .C. -- Clemson celebrated a senior class Saturday that brought the program back as a national contender.TORONTO - Toronto FC went 1-2-2 during an injury-plagued Florida training camp, coming home to a frozen tundra. Star striker Jermain Defoe has yet to touch down and fellow marquee signings Michael Bradley and Gilberto have been hampered by injury. Goalie Julio Cesar is on international duty with Brazil in South Africa and backup forward Bright Dike is already probably out for the season after tendon surgery. Manager Ryan Nelsen has been down three fullbacks and three strikers. Minor niggles have turned into more bothersome setbacks. Its meant extra minutes for some players and new positions for others. For an MLS franchise that has gone all-in on the transfer market in a bid to finally make the playoffs after seven seasons of failure and a woeful 51-105-66 record, there is still much work to do. The good news is Toronto has a bye this weekend when 16 clubs kick off the 2014 season. Toronto opens March 15 in Seattle. "We planned that brilliantly," Nelsen said dryly after practice Tuesday under the bubble at the teams well-appointed north Toronto training ground. Nelsen, in his second year at the helm, has managed to find some positives in the rocky pre-season. "It did expose our weaknesses," he said. "You always get exposed at some part of the season, whether its injuries or suspensions or international call-ups or something like that." "We know what we have, we know what we need to be and where we need to get to," he added. "Its good to know now rather than a quarter or halfway through the season. "Well be a different animal come the 15th but in the back of my mind, its a nice thing to know moving forward." Depth is an issue. Toronto can field an impressive starting 11 but pre-season has already shown that the wrong combination of injuries at the wrong position can cause havoc. The team remains very much a work in progress. Even MLSsoccer.com, which ranked TFC 17th out of 19 teams in its weekly "power rankings," has Toronto 14th in its pre-season lisst.dddddddddddd "Were not all aboard the bandwagon just yet," said the website. Nelsen, whose team went 6-17-11 last season, says he doesnt concern himself with "outside voices." But the former New Zealand international knows that whipping up a gourmet meal is more than just buying the right ingredients. "Just because you make some changes, its not like a light switch. It does take time," he said. "Thats the beauty of sport. "But in saying that we fully expect to get where we want to be. And if you think the expectations are high outside, theyre probably higher inside. But we know its hard and we know its a journey to get to." The pre-season injury list has included forwards Gilberto (quadricep) and Dike (tendon), midfielders Jonathan Osorio (flu) and Daniel Lovitz (knee) and fullbacks Mark Bloom (quadricep), Bradley Orr (calf) and Justin Morrow (hip). Bradley, who withdrew from the U.S squad to face Ukraine in Cyprus, is nursing a minor foot issue. More worrying for Nelsen is the fact that the injuries to Bloom and Orr started as minor issues but got worse. "Well definitely be addressing it," Nelsen said. "You always get niggles and you always get injuries but theyre re-injuries. When you re-do an injury, its major cause for concern." Nelsen expects everyone to be ready for the season. Defoe, the former Tottenham star, is expected to join the team after Wednesdays England friendly against Denmark. "As soon as he plays the game for England, hell be on a plane over," said Nelsen. Still, that means a longer road for team chemistry. Although, unlike past off-seasons, Torontos transaction list has been relatively short and very select. Bradley, Defoe, Gilberto, Cesar, Morrow, Jackson, Orr, and veteran midfielder Dwayne De Rosario are all targeted as starters. The injuries at fullback have meant rookie centre back Nick Hagglund has been shifted to an emergency right back. "Couldnt be more happy with Nick," said Nelsen. ' ' '

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