McHale reaches quarter-finals
Christina McHale battled from a set down to knock out eighth seed Caroline Garcia and progress to the quarter-finals of the WTA Bell Challenge.
McHale struggled against her French opponent's serve in the opening set but bounced back to take the second on a tie-break and continued in the same vein in set three to post a 2-6 7-6 (9/7) 6-3 success in two hours 12 minutes in Quebec City on Wednesday.
She will face Polona Hercog in the last eight. Slovenian Hercog, who ousted top seed Kirsten Flipkens in the first round, maintained her impressive form with a 6-0 6-2 rout of France's Julie Coin in 62 minutes.
Marina Erakovic, the sixth seed from New Zealand, also enjoyed an emphatic straight-sets victory in the second round, seeing off Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2 6-1.
Fifth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard did not have it all her own way in her first-round tussle with Sofia Arvidsson, but eventually overcame the Swede 6-1 2-6 7-6 (7/0) in two hours to set up a clash with Kazakh qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva.
Czech Andrea Hlavackova was pushed all the way by Australia's Anastasia Rodionova in the first two sets of their first-round encounter, but dominated the third en route to a 7-6 (7/3) 5-7 6-1 win.
Also in round one, Croatian Petra Martic toppled Czech Lucie Hradecka 6-4 7-6 (7/1).