Eugenie Bouchard moves into Acapulco quarterfinals

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mexico WTA Open tournament...

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mexico WTA Open tournament Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in Acapulco. (AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo)

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, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

Canadian tennis sensation Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the quarterfinals of the WTA’s Abierto Mexicano Telcel tournament Wednesday in Acapulco.

Bouchard, seeded second in the tournament, downed Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 7-5, 6-2 to grab a spot in the quarters. The native of Westmount, Que., who celebrated her 20th birthday Tuesday, will play Caroline Garcia of France in the quarters.

Bouchard beat 147th-ranked Arruabarrena in 91 minutes despite struggling with her serve. She connected on just 46% of her first serves and had a mere three aces.

“I felt like I started out pretty strong but maybe I was trying to go for too much,” Bouchard said. “I just had to keep reminding myself to move my feet and pick bigger targets. I think being the second seed there’s extra pressure but I have to deal with that. At the end of the day, I want to be in this position, I want to be the one expected to win. It’s something I have to learn to deal with. I think I have done well in the past with that.”

Garcia eliminated Sharon Fichman of Toronto wit Arruabarrena h a 6-2, 7-5 win Wednesday. Aleksandra Wozniak of Montreal also lost, falling 6-1, 6-4 to Zhang Shuai of China.


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