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Istanbul: four years later, Bouchard returns to a final on the circuit

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 12, 2020
Is Eugenie Bouchard back on the right track? Falling back to 272nd in the world, the Canadian will play this Sunday in Istanbul in her first final on the WTA circuit since her loss to Elina Svitolina in Kuala Lumpur in February 2016. For this, the native of Montreal got the better of Paula Badosa Gibert . However, it was the latter who had the best start with a white break from the first game before seeing Eugenie Bouchard come back and then make three games in a row and pocket the first round. The start of the second set was more hooked with the Spaniard who saved two break points before missing two. It was then that the Canadian raised the tone to line up four consecutive games, while narrowly saving her serve in the sixth game, to win her first match point (6-3, 6-2 in 1h25 ‘ ). Tereza Martincova or Patricia Maria Tig will be Eugénie Bouchard’s opponent for the title.

ISTANBUL (Turkey, WTA International, clay, € 190,811)
Title holder: Petra Martic (CRO)

Semi-finals
Bouchard (CAN, Q) beats Badosa (ESP): 6-3, 6-2
Martincova (RTC, Q) – Tig (ROU)

Quarter-finals
Bouchard (CAN, Q) beats Kovinic (MNE): 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Badosa (ESP) beats Hercog (SLO, # 3): 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Martincova (RTC, Q) beats Sasnovich (BIE): 6-2, 6-3
Tig (ROU) beats Peterson (SUE, # 2): 6-3, 6-1

Round of 16
Bouchard (CAN, Q) beats Kuznetsova (RUS, # 1): 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-2
Kovinic (MNE) beats Van Uytvanck (BEL, n ° 6): 6-3, 6-4
Hercog (SLO, n ° 3) beats Paolini (ITA): 7-5, 6-4
Badosa (ESP) beats Sorribes Tormo (ESP): 6-1, 6-4

Sasnovich (BIE) beats Schmiedlova (SLQ): 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3
Martincova (RTC, Q) bat Garcia (FRA, n ° 4) : 6-1, 6-4
Tig (ROU) beats Doi (JAP, n ° 8): 6-2, 6-0
Peterson (SUE, n ° 2) beats Gasparyan (RUS): 3-2 retirement

1st round
Kuznetsova (RUS, n ° 1) – Bye
Bouchard (CAN, Q) beats Tomova (BUL): 6-2, 6-4
Kovinic (MNE) beats Bondarenko (UKR): 7-5, 6-2
Van Uytvanck (BEL, n ° 6) beats Kuzmova (SLQ): 6-3, 6-4

Hercog (SLO, n ° 3) beats Cengiz (TUR, WC): 6-2, 6-3
Paolini (ITA) beats Voegele (SUI): 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Badosa (ESP) beats Zavatska (UKR): 6-1, 6-2
Sorribes Tormo (ESP) beats Watson (GBR, n ° 5): 3-2 retirement

Sasnovich (BIE) beats Diyas (KAZ, n ° 7): 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Schmiedlova (SLQ) beats Juvan (SLO): 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Martincova (RTC, Q) beats Minnen (BEL): 7-6 (5), 6-3
Garcia (FRA, n ° 4) beats Buyukakcay (TUR, WC): 6-4, 0-6, 7-5

Doi (JAP, n ° 8) beats Perez (AUS, Q): 6-7 (4), 7-6, 6-1
Tig (ROU) beats Danilovic (SER, Q): 6-3, 7-5
Gasparyan (RUS) beats Ozgen (TUR, WC): 6-2, 6-0
Peterson (SUE, n ° 2) – Bye

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