Two Canucks in junior Aussie Open semis

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:09 PM ET

Two Canadians advanced to the semifinals of the junior Australian Open Thursday in Melbourne.

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., beat Risa Ozaki of Japan 6-4, 6-3 to make it into the Aussie Open semifinals for the second straight year. Bouchard, ranked third in the world and seeded second in the Grand Slam tournament, will play fourth-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Russia in the semifinals.

Vancouver's Filip Peliwo downed Joshua Ward-Hibbert of Great Britain 6-3, 6-2 to make it to the semifinals. Ranked seventh in the world junior rankings, Peliwo will play American Mackenzie McDonald in the semis.


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