Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova in Wimbledon final
Updated: 2014-07-04 09:23
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts to defeating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in their women's singles semifinal tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 3, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a return during her women's singles semifinal tennis match against Simona Halep of Romania at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 3, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]
In a semifinal that was delayed twice in the first set - first by a left ankle injury to Halep and then by an ill woman on Center Court during the tiebreaker - Halep double-faulted on break point in the second set and then was broken again by Bouchard to give the Canadian a 4-1 lead.
It was third time lucky for Bouchard - she had lost both previous semifinals in Grand Slam tournaments this year.
She won on her sixth match point and has not dropped a set in six matches.
Kvitova beat fellow Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 6-1 earlier.