Cool teen Bouchard beats Ivanovic to reach Melbourne semis

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 20, 2014 11:12 PM

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Teenager Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the last four of the Australian Open when she upset former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday.

Ivanovic had stunned world number one Serena Williams in the fourth round and looked on course for a first grand slam semi-final since her 2008 Roland Garros triumph after clinching the first set against Bouchard in 47 minutes.

But Bouchard raced to a 4-1 lead in the second and while Ivanovic reined her in as the pair traded service breaks, the 31st ranked Canadian leveled the match at 1-1 when the Serbian double faulted on set point.

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Ivanovic, who had already twice had treatment on her left hip, looked less likely to win the longer the match went on and Bouchard duly set up a semi-final meeting with China's Li Na.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Peter Rutherford)