Eugenie Bouchard in Nuremberg Cup final

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard returns a ball to Italian Francesca Schiavone during the WTA tennis...

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard returns a ball to Italian Francesca Schiavone during the WTA tennis Masters on May 12, 2014 at the Foro Italico in Rome. (AFP PHOTO/TIZIANA FABI)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:32 PM ET

Eugenie Bouchard is on the verge of winning her first WTA title.

The 20-year-old native of Westmount, Que. defeated Karin Knapp of Italy 6-4, 6-3 in a semifinal match at the Nuremberg Cup Friday.

Bouchard, seeded second, won 28 of 33 first serve points and saved all four break points on her serve.

The world No. 19 Bouchard will face Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Saturday in the tournament final before heading off to the French Open in Paris next week.

Pliskova downed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the other semi.

The only other time Bouchard has played in a WTA final was in Osaka, Japan last October, falling to Australia's Samantha Stosur.

The Canadian has faced Pliskova once before, coming back to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a tight match during the first round of the U.S. Open last year.


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