Bouchard into third consecutive Grand Slam Semi

Eugenie Bouchard has reached her third consecutive Grand Slam semi-final with a dominant 6-3 6-4 victory over a flat Angelique Kerber. Bouchard dictated play from start to finish; she bravery was rewarded in the end with a straight sets victory. Kerber seemed to be running on empty for much of the match but continued to fight for every point.

The first set was initially very close. The first six games went to the server; neither player had a break point chance. The seventh game was arguably the most important game of the match. Bouchard would hold serve despite facing four break points, the Canadian youngster continued to take the game on even with her back to the wall. Bouchard would then go on to break in another epic service game, breaking on her fifth opportunity to seemingly break the spirit of the German. Boucahrd would easily serve out the set 6-3.

When Bouchard broke in the fifth game for a 4-1 lead she was in total control. The Canadian bossing Kerber's weak second serve which sat up nicely for Genie to attack with her lethal backhand. Kerber would fight back despite clearly struggling physically, Kerber would break back before holding for 3-4. At 5-4 Genie would serve for the match, despite some nervous moments including a double fault and two break points the Canadian held her nerve, continuing to be aggressive. Kerber was very passive and was unable to keep the ball away from the Genie backhand. Kerber made the same mistake on both break point chances in the final game. Bouchard will face Halep in the semi-finals.

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