Bouchard battles past Konta at Wimbledon
LONDON – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard battled back in style to beat Britain’s 16th seed Johanna Konta in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard celebrates after beating Britain’s Johanna Konta in their women’s singles second round at Wimbledon on June 30, 2016
Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, won the first set 6-3 then lost the second 6-1 before roaring back to win the final set 6-1 on Centre Court against the British number one.
“I was frustrated after that second set,” the world number 48 said.
“She was just dominating, so I told myself that I had to be one doing that, and I did that in the third.
There’s no feeling like walking out on Centre Court at Wimbledon and I felt like I played some good tennis out there.
“I’ve definitely learned a lot in my short career so far,” the 22-year-old said.
“I’m just happy that I feel better on the court, I feel strong mentally and physically.”
Bouchard will play Slovak 19th seed Dominika Cibulkova in the third round.
Cibulkova beat Daria Gavrilova of Australia 6-3, 6-2 in their second round match.
Bouchard said of her next opponent: “Every match is a battle so I’m going to look forward to another one. Just lay it all out there.”