Tennis: Teen Bouchard upsets Ivanovic to make Aussie semis
MELBOURNE (AFP) - Teenager Eugenie Bouchard reinforced her status as one of the game's most exciting prospects by upsetting Ana Ivanovic to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014.
The 19-year-old Canadian, the WTA's newcomer of the year in 2013, showed composure to come from a set down and beat the 14th-ranked Serb 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 and set up a last-four clash with Li Na.
It was all the more remarkable in that she is making her tournament debut, with the victory forecast to push her into the world's top 20 when the new rankings are released next week.
"I feel like she was playing really well and I had to keep fighting and playing aggressive," she said. "I feel like I stepped it up in the second and third sets."