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Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian in history to reach a Grand Slam singles final on Thursday at Wimbledon thanks to a 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over world no. 3 Simona Halep of Romania.

Bouchard was broken at 1-1 in the opening set, but immediately broke Halep’s serve in the next game to even the score. Halep rolled her ankle in the game. She received treatment from the trainer and was able to continue. The opening set saw some exhilarating tennis being played by both women and eventually made its way into a tiebreak.

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Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic continued their terrific run at Wimbledon on Wednesday allowing for two Canadians to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam for the first time in history.

Bouchard, who easily defeated German Angelique Kerber at Roland-Garros a few weeks ago, posted another victory over the world no. 7 in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. This time the score was 6-3, 6-4. The Canadian saved four break points at 3-3 in the first and then broke Kerber in the next game to take a one set lead. She jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the second set. Kerber fought back to 4-5, but Bouchard converted her first match point to advance to the final four.

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After Eugenie Bouchard yesterday, Milos Raonic joined his compatriot in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, becoming the first Canadian man in the Open Era to reach the final eight in London.

Raonic earned his first win in three tries over Japan’s Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-3. The 23-year-old was broken for the first time in the tournament in the opening game of the match, but that was all he would give to Nishikori on serve. Raonic broke twice in the second set, hit 14 aces and won 96 percent of his first serve points in the third, and broke Nishikori at 4-3 in the fourth to close out the match in four sets after saving a break point while serving for the match. He advances to his second straight Major quarter-final.

Raonic will face the winner of the fourth round match between Spaniard Rafael Nadal and young Aussie Nick Kyrgios.

 

Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the third straight major when she proved that being the no.13 isn't all that unlucky, beating 'Serena slayer' Alize Cornet in straight sets, 7-6(5), 7-5 on Centre Court on Monday.

The match started with the roof open, but rain forced an interruption in play, so the roof had to be closed during the first set. There were no breaks of serve in the opening set, a rarity in the women's game.

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Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic have both earned a place in the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time in their careers following third-round victories over Andrea Petkovic of Germany and Lukasz Kubot of Poland respectively on a rain-soaked Saturday in London.

With both scheduled to play first on their respective courts, their matches with interrupted by two significant rain delays. Once play was finally able to commence for an extended period of time, Bouchard and Raonic dispatched their opponents in straight sets to become the first Canadians since Daniel Nestor in 1999 to reach the fourth round in singles at Wimbledon.

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For the third time this year, Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic have both reached the third round of a Grand Slam. For his part, Frank Dancevic was defeated in the second round.

Raonic reached the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Thursday thanks to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Jack Sock in 103 minutes. Sock, who seemed to struggle physically, had the doctor come on court at the end of the first set. Meanwhile, the tournament’s no. 8 seed had another good serving day, winning 86 percent of his first serve points. Raonic also never faced a break point in the match and broke Sock once in each set. The 23-year-pld Canadian hit 40 winners compared to 21 for Sock. In Saturday’s third round, Raonic will face Lukasz Kubot of Poland.

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After a tough opening day for Canada on Monday at Wimbledon, three Canadians posted first round wins on Tuesday in London, England. Eugenie Bouchard, Frank Dancevic, and Milos Raonic all advanced to the second round at the third Grand Slam event of the season while Sharon Fichman was defeated.

Bouchard faced a tricky first round test against world no. 34 Daniela Hantuchova. The Slovak twice led by a break in the opening set, including at 5-3. The 20-year-old Canadian managed to reel off four straight games to take a one set lead. The second set was also tightly disputed, but in the end it was Bouchard who came through with a 7-5, 7-5 win.

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