Cibulkova is 10th in the WTA rankings while Bouchard is 42nd.
Bouchard was aggressive and dictated play, while Cibulkova struggled with her service game and accumulated unforced errors. Playing with confidence, Bouchard was even more dominant in a second set marked by several lengthy rallies.
Abanda lost her second-round match 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. The 19-year-old, ranked 270th in the world, dropped a nail-biter in front of her hometown fans, pushing both sets to a tiebreak.
“I had a lot of chances to win that second set,” said Abanda, who beat 66th-ranked Saisai Zheng in the opening round. “I could have definitely pushed it further. I felt mentally strained when I got to that second set. During key moments of the match, I just missed the mark.”
After earning a bye in the first round, sixth-ranked Venus Williams breezed through her second-round match. The American dominated her opponent Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-0, needing just 58 minutes to complete the encounter.
“It was definitely more straightforward than some of our other matches,” said Williams, who is off to the Olympic Games in Rio following the Rogers Cup. “I’m never happy with my matches. Even an easy scoreline is never enough. But it’s about figuring out how to win instead of playing perfect.”
Williams will next face Madison Keys, who topped fellow American Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-3.
The 14th-ranked Pliskova jumped into the third round after her second-round opponent Sara Errani was forced to retire with neck stiffness.
Also, Roberta Vinci came from behind to defeat fellow Italian Camila Giorgi 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.