Eugenie Bouchard’s Star On The Rise With Semifinal Run At Wimbledon

Now a semifinalist for the third straight Grand Slam, the 20-year-old Canadian has the game, the smile and the photogenic presence to rival Maria Sharapova in the endorsement realm. Should she win the Wimbledon title, that stampede you here will be marketing people chasing down Bouchard's agent.

WIMBLEDON - Two years ago, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard won the biggest tournament of her life, the Wimbledon junior title. She was 18 then and is 20 now, and after another stalwart day on the grass Wednesday, she is two victories away from winning the Wimbledon senior title, seemingly poised to be the next breakout star in the sport, and savoring the process as it goes.

"I truly love what I do," Bouchard said, after taking out No. 9 Angelique Kerber of Germany, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals. "I always try to enjoy it and take a moment to realize I have a special life."

Now a semifinalist for the third straight Slam, Bouchard will move into the top 10 for the first time, and will next contend with No. 3 Simona Halep of Romania, a 6-4, 6-0 victor over Sabine Lisicki of Germany in their quarterfinals. Down 1-4 in the first set, Halep, who lost in the French Open final to Maria Sharapova, ran off the last 11 games of the match against Lisicki,

"She's young, she plays great tennis and she's aggressive." Kerber said of Bouchard.

The 5-10 Bouchard hits hard and flat, and loves to stand inside the baseline, daring people to make her back up. She has the game, the smile, the photogenic presence to rival Sharapova in the endorsement realm. Should she win two more matches, that stampede you here will be marketing people chasing down Bouchard's agent.

Apart from her backcourt steeliness, Bouchard's greatest asset may be an unshakable confidenence.

"I've always believe in myself and was determined to do as well as I could in anything I did, no matter what it was, whether it was my homework or my tennis practice," she said.

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