Eugenie Bouchard advances to Wimbledon semifinal

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany in their women's...

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany in their women's singles quarter-final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Mike Koreen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:47 AM ET

Eugenie Bouchard has advanced to her third straight grand slam semifinal.

The Montreal native delivered yet another strong performance in her Wimbledon quarterfinal on Wednesday, knocking off No. 9 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3, 6-4.

Bouchard, 20, hasn't lost a set in five matches at the tournament. She's trying to become the fifth woman to win the ladies' and girls' titles at Wimbledon – Bouchard won the latter in 2012.

Bouchard promises to face a stiff test in the semis against No. 3 seed Simona Halep of Romania, who won 11 games in a row to defeat Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-0 in another quarterfinal on Wednesday. Both Bouchard and Halep are a tour-best 15-2 at grand slams this year.

Against Kerber, Bouchard was the fresher player. Because of rain earlier in the week, Kerber had to play her fourth-round match on Tuesday – a three-set, marathon upset over Maria Sharapova. Bouchard, on the other hand, was off on Tuesday.


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