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Bouchard in the semis

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Sixth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard notched one of the biggest wins of her career yesterday, reaching the semi-finals of the WTA Family Circle Cup by toppling world No.8 Jelena Jankovic in Charleston.

The 20-year-old Canadian outlasted former world No.1 Jankovic 6-3 4-6 6-3 in a rematch from last year's quarter-finals at the green claycourt event.

Jankovic won that one, but has now lost two of three matches against rising star Bouchard.

"I knew in the second set my game wasn't where I wanted it to be," Bouchard said.

"I think she did a good job of stepping in and controlling ... I was really on the run. And that's fine, but that's not where I want to be most of the time. I needed to get back to my game."

Bouchard will next face fourteenth-seeded Andrea Petkovic, who surprised ninth-seeded Lucie Safarova in another three-setter 6-3 1-6 6-1.

Bouchard put on a dazzling display of foot movement and precision returns to throw Jankovic off her game.





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