21 Jan 2014

Bouchard upsets Ivanovic to reach semis

5:22 pm on 21 January 2014

The Australian tennis Open has seen another upset with the teenager, Eugenie Bouchard, becoming the first Canadian to reach the last four, beating the former world number one, Ana Ivanovic, 5-7 7-5 6-2,

Ivanovic had stunned the world number one, Serena Williams, in the fourth round and looked on course for a first grand slam semi-final since her 2008 French Open triumph after clinching the first set.

But Bouchard raced to a 4-1 lead in the second and while Ivanovic reined her in the 31st ranked Canadian levelled the match at 1-1 when the Serbian double faulted on set point.

Bouchard cruised through the final set to force a semi-final meeting with China's Li Na, who earlier beat Italy's Flavia Panetta in straight sets.