Halep, Bouchard advance to Wimbledon semifinals - NBC Sports

Halep, Bouchard advance to Wimbledon semifinals
July 2, 2014, 8:45 am

LONDON -- Simona Halep of Romania and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada will meet for a place in the Wimbledon final after winning quarterfinal matches in straight sets Wednesday.

The third-seeded Halep, down 4-1 in the first set, won 11 games in a row to beat 2013 finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4, 6-0 in 57 minutes on Centre Court.

The 13th-seeded Bouchard defeated No. 9 Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at a third consecutive Grand Slam.

The 20-year-old Bouchard faced four break points while serving at 3-all in the first set and saved them all in a nearly 10-minute game.

Halep, runner-up at the French Open, and Bouchard are both 15-2 in Grand Slam matches this year.

The other semifinal pairing: 2011 champion Petra Kvitova vs. Lucie Safarova.

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