Bouchard Hits Back To Reach SFs
June 3, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
PARIS, France - WTA Rising Star Eugenie Bouchard came back from the brink to defeat Carla Suárez Navarro, 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-5, at Roland Garros on Friday to reach her second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal.
Despite her tender years, Bouchard has already proved a number of times her big match temperament. In the fourth round, she exhibited this quality once more, putting on a clay court masterclass to see off Angelique Kerber and set up a meeting with the gifted Suárez Navarro.
The Turning Point
After two see-saw sets, it looked like the final swing of the pendulum was going to take Suárez Navarro through to her maiden Grand Slam semifinal. But having built a 4-1 lead in the decider, Suárez Navarro tightened up, and she was punished for her more conservative approach when the Canadian pegged her back.
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