Canadians to vie for Wimbledon crowns

Canadians Filip Peliwo (above) and Eugenie Bouchard will compete in the boys' and girls' Wimbledon...

Canadians Filip Peliwo (above) and Eugenie Bouchard will compete in the boys' and girls' Wimbledon final. (BENOIT TESSIER/Reuters file photo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:25 PM ET

Canada will have two shots at a Wimbledon championship on the weekend -- at the junior level.

Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo won their semifinal matches Friday to advance to the girls' and boys' championship respectively.

Bouchard won her semifinal 7-6(3), 6-4 against Estonian Anett Kontaveit.

The 18-year-old from Westmount, Que., became the first Canadian girl to reach a major singles final since Sonya Jeyaseelan in 1994 at Roland-Garros.

Bouchard, the fifth seed, will play third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the final. Svitolina defeated another Canadian, Abanda Francis, 15, in the other semifinal.

Peliwo, 18, of Vancouver, defeated American Mitchell Krueger in three sets 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3. Peliwo, the fourth seed, will meet No. 1 seed Luke Saville of Australia in the final.


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