July 2, 2014 6:27 pm
Updated: July 2, 2014 8:48 pm

Local tennis star Eugenie Bouchard through to Wimbledon semis


Montreal tennis enthusiasts in the city and across the country will likely have their eyes glued to their TV sets Thursday morning.

Westmount native Eugenie Bouchard is playing for a spot in the Wimbledon final.

The 20-year-old won a straight set match, 6-3, 6-4, against ninth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany on Wednesday morning.

She joins fellow Canadian Milos Raonic as the two only Canadians to reach the semifinals of the prestigious tournament.

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It’s the first time any Canadian player has gone this far in a grand slam event.

READ MORE: Milos Raonic first Canadian man to reach Wimbledon semis in 100 years 

This is Bouchard’s third consecutive semifinal appearance at a major tournament this year.

She reached the semis of the Australian Open and French Open earlier in the season.

Some players at local clubs think Bouchard has what it takes to win the Wimbledon title.

“We think her chances are excellent,” Joanne Booth said.

The tennis director of the Mount Royal Tennis Club is thrilled with Bouchard’s performance and thinks the young sensation will keep on rolling.

Bouchard faces third seed Simona Halep Thursday.

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