BOUCHARD ADVANCES TO HER SECOND WTA FINAL

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Eugenie Bouchard Hot Photo 2013-14 05

ISN – Montreal, May 23, 2014 – In her third semifinal of the 2014 season, Eugenie Bouchard
(Westmount, QC) advanced to the second WTA final of her career on Friday after
defeating Karin Knapp at the Nurnberger Cup, a WTA International Series event in
Nurnberg, Germany.

 

 

 

Bouchard was facing Knapp for the second time after defeating her at the Washington
tournament in 2012. With 33 places separating them in the rankings, the Canadian
came into the match as the favourite. The tournament’s second seed broke early in
the first set to jump out to a quick lead and stayed in front until the end en route
to a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Bouchard broke Knapp’s serve on three occasions and won 84
percent of her own first serve points. On Saturday, the 20-year-old will attempt to
win the first WTA title of her young career when she goes up against Czech Karolina
Pliskova in the final. Pliskova has defeated top seed Angelique Kerber, fourth seed
Elina Svitolina, and fifth seed Yvonne Meusburger to reach the final. Bouchard
finished as the runner up to Samantha Stosur in Osaka last year.

 

 

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Polansky qualifies for Roland-Garros; Wozniak reaches final round
The men played their final round qualifying matches on Friday in Paris and two
Canadians were trying book their place in the main draw. Peter Polansky (Thornhill,
ON) defeated France’s Jonathan Eysseric 7-6(2), 6-1 and will play in his first Grand
Slam main draw since the U.S. Open in 2010. Dancevic was unable to join his
compatriot as he fell 6-4, 7-5 to Italian Potito Starace. For her part, Aleksandra
Wozniak (Blainville, QC) advanced to the final round of women’s qualifying thanks to
a 6-4, 6-3 win over Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania. She will face Cagla Buyukakay of
Turkey for a chance to become the sixth Canadian in the French Open main draw on
Saturday.

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