Bouchard sinks Cornet to reach last eight in Wimbledon

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 30, 2014, 21:00 PM IST

London: Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard booked her first appearance in the Wimbledon quarter-finals as the 13th seed defeated Alize Cornet 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 in the fourth round on Monday.

The 20-year-old underlined her growing reputation by seeing off French 25th seed Cornet, who had caused one of the great Wimbledon upsets in the previous round when she defeated world number one Serena Williams.

After reaching the semi-finals at the Australian and French Opens already this year, Bouchard, a junior Wimbledon winner in 2012, will aim to make it three in a row at the majors when she faces either world number five Maria Sharapova or German ninth seed Angelique Kerber in the last eight.