Canadian tennis juniors court stardom

Canadian junior tennis players Eugenie Bouchard (left) and Francoise Abanda. (ERIC CARRIERE/QMI...

Canadian junior tennis players Eugenie Bouchard (left) and Francoise Abanda. (ERIC CARRIERE/QMI Agency file photo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:17 PM ET

Canadian tennis is looking sharp at the junior level.

Francoise Abanda of Montreal, Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., and Filip Peliwo of Vancouver advanced Thursday to the final four of the junior Wimbledon championship.

Abanda, 15, defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 in a girls' quarterfinal and next will meet third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

Bouchard, 18, rallied to beat German Antonia Lottner 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. She will make her third semifinal appearance at a major when she faces Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on Friday. Bouchard was a semifinalist at the Australian Open in 2011 and 2012.

Peliwo, 18, downed Enzo Couacaud of France 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to advance to his his third consecutive Grand Slam semifinal. He lost in the final at both the Australian Open and Roland-Garros.

Peliwo next will play American Mitchell Kreuger at Wimbledon.


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