Bouchard battles hard to defeat Zahlavova Strycova

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates defeating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic...

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates defeating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

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, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

It wasn’t pretty, but Eugenie Bouchard managed to stay alive for another night at Flushing Meadows.

The Westmount, Que. native defeated 30th ranked Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 to move on to her first Round of 16 at the US Open on Saturday night.

Bouchard took her first set with ease, and it looked like she was going to make quick work of her opponent.

But the feisty Zahlavova Strycova turned it up a notch in the second set, letting us all know it was going to be long night.

The 28-year-old Czech hit four aces, compared to Bouchard’s single ace.

But the 20-year-old Canadian was too much in end, hitting 69% of her first serves in (57/83), and winning 68% of her first serves points.

Bouchard moves on to face Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the next round.



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