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- Bouchard continues her incredibly impressive breakthrough year on the WTA Tour with her third successive Grand Slam semi-final - following last four appearances at the Australian and French Opens. The former junior Wimbledon champion will face third seed Simona Halep in tomorrow's semi-finals. The French Open runner-up beat another German, Sabine Lisicki, in straight sets on Centre Court just a short while ago.
- Bouchard 6-3 6-4 Kerber. GAME, SET AND MATCH. Bouchard misses her first serve of the game. An early sign of nerves perhaps? The Canadian quickly makes amends with a forehand volley winner, followed up a couple of points later with another booming inside out forehand winner across court. A double fault from Bouchard sees Kerber level at 30-all before a backhand just marginally long down the line hands the German a break back point. Bouchard saves it with an angled backhand winner across court but a forehand long hands Kerber a second chance to break back. This time it is a huge backhand across court and forehand drive volley winner that saves it for Bouchard. Such a brave choice of shot. A forehand winner down the line brings up match point. AND BOUCHARD HAS THE WIN, Kerber going just marginally wide with a short angled forehand across court.
- Bouchard 6-3 5-4 Kerber. Kerber has nothing to lose now as she eases through her most comfortable service game since the opening game of the set. The German comes up with a forehand winner to sneak 30-15 ahead before back-to-back errors from Bouchard help her secure the game. Bouchard will have to serve for this match after the change of ends.
- Bouchard 6-3 5-3 Kerber. With the exception of the blip a couple of ago, Bouchard is such a good front-runner and races through a service hold for the loss of just the one point to put herself potentially just one game away from a first Wimbledon semi-final.
- Bouchard 6-3 4-3 Kerber. Bouchard races up the court to flick away a cross court backhand winner off a decent drop shot from the German. Two more break points to the Canadian. Kerber saves the first with a forehand winner down the line when Bouchard tries to end a 15-stroke rally with a drop shot. The second also goes begging with a big forehand return wide down the line. Kerber then gets herself out of trouble with an ace and an angled forehand across court that Bouchard can only send back wide across court. Just the one break in this second set again now.
- Bouchard 6-3 4-2 Kerber. BREAK. Throwing all caution to the wind, Kerber quickly earns herself three break back points with some free-swinging hitting. Bouchard saves the first with a booming body serve but she sends a forehand long on the second and Kerber has one of the breaks back at least.
- Bouchard 6-3 4-1 Kerber. BREAK. Kerber's game is imploding right now as she quickly finds herself another two break points down after a double fault and a forehand error. The German manages to save them both with some agressive play behind a couple of much better serves but it's only a temporary respite as Bouchard is gifted another break point on a Kerber double fault. The Canadian can't take advantage of this one either but does eventually secure the double break at the fifth attempt when another Kerber backhand goes astray.
- Bouchard 6-3 3-1 Kerber. Kerber denies Bouchard a love service hold with a hugely agressive forehand down the line followed by a backhand winner across court. That must have felt good for the frustrated German. But she cannot manage to put any more pressure on the Bouchard serve, going wide across court with a forehand to allow the Canadian to hold to 15 and secure her second set break.
- Bouchard 6-3 2-1 Kerber. BREAK. Bouchard steps into her cross court backhand just a little too much as she sends the ball long across court. The Canadian doesn't have to wait long for the break point that could have brought up though as Kerber slaps down a double fault on the very next point. And break point quickly becomes break for Bouchard as Kerber goes long with a forehand down the line. Things are quickly unravelling for the German now, it's a long way back from a set and a break down.
- Bouchard 6-3 1-1 Kerber. An ace and a bakchand winner in quick succession gets Bouchard's second set off to a positive start before a netted forehand and a forehand long from Kerber help the Canadian post her own love service hold.
- Bouchard 6-3 0-1 Kerber. It's all very reminiscent of the start of the first set as Kerber puts the disappointment of the last few games behind her to open the second set with a love service game, sealed with an ace down the centre of the court.
- Bouchard 6-3 Kerber. SET. It's all fairly straightforward for Bouchard in the end as she quickly earns herself two set points with some huge serving. Kerber thinks she might have saved the first with a huge backhand across court. But a late ish call of out hands Bouchard the set, Kerber getting no luck with her hawkeye challenge. The ball was wide and Bouchard has the opening set on Court 1.
- Bouchard 5-3 Kerber. BREAK. Just as quickly as her forehand deserted her, Bouchard regains her feel - sending an inside-out forehand crunching across court before a delightful backhand drop shot down the line proves too much for Kerber. A forehand error from the German then hands Bouchard her first break points of the match. Kerber saves the first with a forehand winner down the line while the second goes begging for Bouchard on a forehand return just long (confirmed by a hawkeye challenge). Another huge forehand winner secures her a third chance but Kerber saves it with a forehand of her own. A fourth chance is saved by a big serve from the German but she eventually concedes on the fifth when she nets an off-balance backhand to help Bouchard secure the break. The Canadian will serve for the opening set.
- Bouchard 4-3 Kerber. The 13th seed goes big at 15-30 down and gets back on level terms with a forehand down the line followed by a backhand down the opposite side. It works so she goes for even more on the next forehand down the line, only to spank the ball long and hand Kerber a first break point. Bouchard saves it with an angled forehand across court, followed by an inside-out forehand winner across in the opposite direction. Another forehand error down the line from Bouchard hand Kerber her second break point. This time the Canadian saves it with a trip into the net but yet again it's her forehand that lets her down as she goes wide across court to gift Kerber a third chance. A backhand error down the line sees Kerber secure a fourth chance but the German still cannot take advantage and Bouchard goes on to hold. First real test survived for the Canadian, although just barely.
- Bouchard 3-3 Kerber. The service games continue to flash by. There's only 14 minutes on the clock and we are already six games in. Bouchard nets a relatively straightforward cross court backhand to help Kerber seal another love hold, the Canadian dropping her head in disgust at herself as the ball tickles the tape and fails to go over.
- Bouchard 3-2 Kerber. Bouchard races up to the net for the first time to chase down a very short return from Kerber. It's an easy, brutal shoulder-height forehand put-away for the Canadian when she gets there though and she cruises through another hold to 15, sealing it with an ace to make up for her first double fault earlier in the game.
- Bouchard 2-2 Kerber. The German drops the first point of the game when she nets an off-balance forehand. But she quickly recovers with a spectacularly agressive backhand across court that a flailing Bouchard can only frame out into the crowd. Another big first serve from the German lefty, followed by a forehand down the line and it's another comfortable hold of serve despite the shaky opening point.
- Bouchard 2-1 Kerber. These two are clearly not in the mood to mess around as Bouchard rattles off another four big serves in quick succession to post a love service hold of her own. It's not all big serving though as the Canadian completes the game with one of her trademark inside forehand winners, crunching the ball across the court and well out of Kerber's reach.
- Bouchard 1-1 Kerber. Bouchard barely has time to get to the other end of the court before Kerber rattles off a love service game to open her account. A very solid first serve out wide seals the game for the German as her opponent is unable to control her backhand return and sends the ball wide down the line instead.
- Bouchard 1-0 Kerber. A solid start from the young Canadian as she opens with a service hold to 15. A booming backhand winner across court is too angled for Kerber to chase down and brings up a game point which is taken advantage of straight away by Bouchard. Confident stuff from the 13th seed. Kerber, by the way, is a few places higher in the seedings - ninth at this tournament.
- Today it will be Bouchard to get the clash underway by serving first. The players are just about ready to go so sit back and enjoy this clash ...
- These two have played each other twice before and have one win apeice under their belts. Kerber triumphed in three sets at the US Open last year before Bouchard got a straight sets revenge at last month's French Open. That day the Canadian only dropped three games.
- Kerber came through a tough three-set epic against French Open champion Maria Sharapova yesterday while Bouchard had the day off - the Canadian beating Alize Cornet (Serena Williams' conqueror) in two tight sets back on Monday. Will that have much of an effect on the German's chances?
- Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from this women's quarter-final between rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard and Germany's Angelique Kerber
|Date of Birth||25/02/1994|
|Date of Birth||18/01/1988|