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Bouchard vs. Halep: Score and Highlights from Wimbledon 2014 Women's Semifinals

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02:  Eugenie Bouchard of Canada serves during her Ladies' Singles quarter-final match against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club  at Wimbledon on July 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistJuly 3, 2014

No. 13 Eugenie Bouchard def. No. 3 Simona Halep, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

After dropping out of the first two majors in 2014 at the semifinal stage, Eugenie Bouchard finally broke through to earn a spot in her first Grand Slam final with a win over Simona Halep. 

The 13th-seeded Canadian had a bit of trouble in the first set with the French Open finalist, as she went to a tiebreak against the No. 3 seed, but she had no difficulties in the second set.

Bouchard dominated the second set with two breaks of the Romanian, who looked sluggish throughout the set, and some wondered if she was hindered by ankle injury that she suffered early in the first set.

The first-time finalist at Wimbledon did have some trouble closing out Halep at 5-1, as she let three match points slip away from her, but she responded well on her serve to close out the match.

With the win, Bouchard became the first Canadian woman to reach a Grand Slam final. 

Bouchard will now take on 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in Saturday's final on Centre Court.  

 

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