Canadian darling and fast-rising superstar Eugenie Bouchard is through to her third consecutive Grand Slam semi-final – the only competitor on the WTA to achieve this feat in 2014 – but she is still not satisfied, and has no intentions of subduing her ambitions.
In her quarter-final match on Wednesday, Bouchard controlled Angelique Kerber, who was riding high off a remarkable upset win over French Open champion Maria Sharapova, to earn the straight sets victory and a spot in the final four of the tournament. This was the second straight victory for Bouchard over the German, as she had defeated her at the French Open last month as well. This time around, after 1 hour and 12 minutes on court, Bouchard was successfully through to the semi-final round.
While her performances have been fantastic throughout the fortnight, Bouchard herself was not satisfied with her current result and expects to go further at these events.
“I’m excited to be in the semis. But, of course, you know, I’m never satisfied, so I definitely want to go a step further, or as far as I can,” Bouchard said. “I think I’ve played some great players when I lost in the other semis – you can’t win every single time. But I’m going to look forward to it and try to play a little bit like I played today. I thought I was pretty solid out there and playing the right way on the grass.”
Bouchard will next face Simona Halep for a spot in the Wimbledon final.