Eugenie Bouchard won her third round match against No. 20 seed Andrea Petkovic in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 to move on to the second week of Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
Bouchard lost the three previous meetings to Petkovic, who is ranked 20th in the world. Bouchard is the No. 13 seed at Wimbledon and was given a very tough draw. Bouchard did catch a break, however.
Due to Alize Cornet’s upset of No. 1 seed Serena Williams, Bouchard will now face the No. 25 seed from France in the round of 16.
Bouchard has made the semi-final in two previous Grand Slams this season and was the only women’s singles player to do so. She is two wins away from doing it for the third straight Grand Slam.
The winner of Bouchard/Cornet will face off against the winner of No. 5 seed Maria Sharapova and No. 9 seed Angelique Kerber. It does not get any easier for Bouchard.
Bouchard’s match against Cornet will be first up on Centre Court Monday afternoon in England, 8 a.m. Eastern. They have met one time in their careers, last year on Clay in Strasbourg, France. Cornet won the match in three sets.