Canada's Bouchard and Raonic advance at Wimbledon

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard produced her career-best showing at Wimbledon on a wet Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of German Andrea Petkovic to reach the fourth round of the Grand Slam tournament.

The 13th-seeded Bouchard, from Westmount, started her match in the early afternoon but found herself in the locker-room for nearly five hours after 15 minutes of play as rain wrecked the schedule.

But the weather cleared up in the early evening with Bouchard and Petkovic returning to the court with the Canadian leading 2-1.

Bouchard picked up where she left off, putting the pressure on a player who had defeated her in three previous meetings including the Rogers Cup in Toronto three years ago.

Bouchard took victory on her third match point when Petkovic hit the net with a return.

Bouchard produced 30 winners and 14 unforced errors, breaking five time in the match lasting less than 90 minutes.

Men's eighth seed Milos Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., was hoping to join Bouchard in the second week as he faced Poland's Lukasz Kubot in the third round.

 

Photo credit: lapresse.ca

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