ISN – Montreal, May 22, 2014 – After losing just four games in her first two matches,
Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) faced a stiffer test in her quarter-final match on
Thursday at the Nurnberger Cup in Nurnberg, Germany.
Bouchard went up against world no. 72 Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. The two
players met a few weeks ago in Portugal and it was the Canadian who came away with a
6-4, 6-2 win. Shvedova was tougher to put away this time around, but the
tournament’s second seed managed to come away with 7-6(3), 7-6(6) victory after just
over two hours. With the win, Bouchard advances to her third semifinal of the season
after reaching the final four at the Australian Open and the Family Circle Cup in
Charleston. She will be looking to advance to the second WTA final of her career
after finishing as the runner up to Samantha Stosur last year in Osaka.
In Friday’s semifinals, Bouchard will face Karin Knapp of Italy. The 20-year-old is
the highest seed remaining in the draw after top seed Angelique Kerber was upset in
the quarter-finals by Czech Karolina Pliskova.