Canadian qualifier Eugenie Bouchard has superior to the semifinals of the Istanbul Tennis Championship after recording her third consecutive upset on Friday.
Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., broke world No. 92 Danka Kovinic of Montenegro within the remaining sport of their quarterfinal to win 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 on the WTA Tour clay-court occasion.
The match lasted three hours two minutes.
The 26-year-old Bouchard, ranked 272nd, will now play in her first semifinal since 2018 in opposition to the winner of a match between No. Three seed Polona Hercog of Slovenia and Paula Badosa of Spain.
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A former world No. 5 after reaching the Wimbledon remaining in 2014, Bouchard has tumbled down the rankings in recent times.
Nonetheless, she is ready to return to the highest 200 subsequent week by advantage of this week’s outcomes.
Due to her rating, Bouchard could not get into the U.S. Open, which cancelled its qualifying match this 12 months attributable to COVID-19.