LONDON, United Kingdom – Thirteenth seed Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals after she defeated twenty-fifth seed Alize Cornet 7-6(7), 7-5 on Monday.
Cornet’s play showed her defeat of Serena Williams on Saturday was not a fluke. She consistently stayed with Bouchard, and there were many times that spectators thought another upset might be brewing. The first set was interrupted by rain for 35 minutes when Cornet was up 3-2. The women stayed extremely close even after they returned and did not give up any ground.
In the second set, Cornet was up 5-3 after breaking Bouchard’s serve. But mistakes started and Bouchard took advantage to win four games in a row. She broke Cornet two out of four times, including the final game.
“I’m really proud of how I fought,” Bouchard said after the match. “It was not an easy match. She’s a good player and gets a lot of balls back.
Bouchard reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and French Open. She will either face fifth seed Maria Sharapova or ninth seed Angelique Kerber. Sharapova defeated Bouchard in the semifinals at the French Open, which she went on to win.
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