Canada's Bouchard defeats Halep to reach Wimbledon singles final


Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is moving on to the women's singles final at Wimbledon.

She defeated Romania's Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 today at the All England Club.

Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., is the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam women's singles final in the Open era.    

Her coach Nick Saviano says he never wants to put limitations on Bouchard.

"As she has been progessing ... over the last two or three years our focus has always been on her being the best she can be," Saviano told CJADs Aaron Rand. "The goal today was not for her to win the match. The goal was to play Genie Bouchard tennis as well as she can, every single shot."

You can hear Saviano interviewed by Aaron Rand Thursday on CJAD at 5:05pm.

The 13th-seeded Canadian will next face sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova.   

Kvitova beat fellow Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the early semifinal.

Another Canadian is in the final four of the men's draw.  Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will take on Switzerland's Roger Federer in semifinal play Friday.

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  1. Ann posted on 07/03/2014 12:17 PM
    Congratulations Eugenie!!!! You make us proud! Good luck in the finals!
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