'Learning all the time': Bouchard one win from Wimbledon return | Inquirer Sports

‘Learning all the time’: Bouchard one win from Wimbledon return

/ 07:49 PM June 28, 2018

FILE – Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a shot against Allie Kiik during day 1 of the Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 19, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Eugenie Bouchard moved to within one win of the main Wimbledon draw on Wednesday with the 2014 runner-up admitting her recent dramatic career slump has taught her some harsh lessons.

Canadian star Bouchard, who was in the world top five after her run to the Wimbledon final four years ago but is now ranked at a lowly 191, saw off Karolina Muchova 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round of qualifying.


“I have learned a lot and I am just grateful to be able to play tennis,” 24-year-old Bouchard told the BBC.


“I didn’t feel like I was playing all that well, so I am just happy I was able to keep myself collected and find a way.

“I would be proud of myself for going through qualifying. I have a match tomorrow, that is all I am worried about right now.”

Next up for Bouchard is Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino, who knocked out Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-1.

Elsewhere, 2010 runner-up Vera Zvonareva, who is coming back to the tour after becoming a mother, enjoyed a 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 win over Sabina Sharipova of Uzbekistan.

The 33-year-old Russian will next face American teenager Caroline Dolehide for a place in the main draw.

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