Bouchard through to quarterfinals at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard moved into the quarterfinals of another Grand Slam with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu at the Australian Open on Sunday.
In a match of changing momentum, the Canadian won nine of the first 10 games, leading by a set and 3-0, before Begu won seven of the next nine.
Bouchard lost the second set when she double-faulted on set point, then broke Begu’s service to open the deciding set and again to take a 5-2 lead before serving out the match.
The 20-year-old Bouchard reached the semifinals at the first three Grand Slam tournaments of 2014, including her first trip to the Australian Open. She was the losing finalist to Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon.
Bouchard will next play either Maria Sharapova or Peng Shuai.