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Bouchard powers past Cornet to advance to Wimbledon quarter-finals

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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Bouchard up next for Serena-slayer Cornet, Raonic also through to last 16 at Wimbledon

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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Wimbledon Women's Thursday Wrap: Serena, Sharapova cruise into the Third round

It was another field day at the office for the favourites in the Women’s round of matches at Wimbledon on Thursday with No.1 seed and 5 time champion Serena Williams leading the way into the third round with a comfortable 6-1,6-1 win over World No. 94 Chanelle Scheepers in under 50 minutes. Serena was joined in the round of 32 by the reigning French Open champion and No.5 seed Maria Sharapova, who also eased past Swiss player Timea Bacsinszky, 6-2, 6-1.

20-year old Canadian star and 13th seed Eugiene Bouchard also moved into the Third round of the Championships with a slightly more hard fought win over Soler Espinosa from Spain.

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Raonic and Bouchard advance to third round at Wimbledon

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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Canadian sensations Bouchard and Raonic advance to Round 2 at Wimbledon

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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Djokovic, Murray post easy wins on Opening Day of Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic, who fell agonizingly short in his quest to win the French Open this summer, started his assault on the Wimbledon crown in fine style with an impressive 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 win over world number 56 Andrey Golubev.

Despite what the scoreline might suggest, the opening set was an entertaining contest early on before Djokovic stamped his authority on the contest. The 2011 champion is likely to be tested a lot more in the second round when he takes on veteran Czech Radek Stepanek.

Defending champion Andy Murray was another winner on the opening day, recording a routine 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 win over Belgium's David Goffin. Goffin hit 31 winners in the match to play his part on Centre Court, but there was always only going to be one winner in this contest.

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Pospisil and Wozniak crash out of Wimbledon

Vasek Pospisil and Aleksandra Wozniak were the only two Canadians to take to the court on opening day at Wimbledon and neither were able to get through the first round.

Pospisil, who reached the second round last year in London, was unable to repeat that performance in 2014. He fell in four sets to Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Haase committed just 17 unforced errors in four sets while Pospisil made 57 unforced errors. The 24-year-old Canadian is still in the doubles draw.

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