Eugenie Bouchard set to crack top 10 after reaching Wimbledon semifinals

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014

No. 13 Eugenie Bouchard will make her top-10 debut next week after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Angelique Kerber on Wednesday. Bouchard is projected to rise to at least No. 8, matching Carling Bassett-Seguso for the highest WTA ranking by a Canadian.

Bouchard, 20, is the only player to advance to the semifinals at the first three Grand Slam tournaments of the year. She is the sixth player to accomplish the feat since 2000.

Last year, Bouchard entered her first Wimbledon ranked No. 66.  

In other rankings news, third-ranked Simona Halep would rise to No. 2 if she beats Bouchard to make the final. Li Na is the current No. 2, behind Serena Williams, who will remain No. 1 after Wimbledon.

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