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(VIDEO) Genie Bouchard advances to French Open semis; will face Sharapova next
Eugenie Bouchard is off to her second straight Grand Slam semifinal, after the budding Canadian superstar beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-5 at the French Open on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old Bouchard will now face 2012 champ Maria Sharapova.
(In January's Australian Open, Bouchard lost to eventual champion Li Na in the semifinals.)
On the men's side, Canadian Milos Raonic put forth a valiant effort but tumbled out of the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, after pushing Novak Djokovic in a 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-4 loss to the Serb.
Video: Sharapova, Bouchard advance at 2014 French Open (Playlist from SendToNews/Roland Garros)
Raonic was the 8th seed in the men's bracket, and became the first Canadian man to ever reach the quarterfinals at the French Open.
Djokovic, a six-time major champion, has never won the French Open – he needs the championship to complete his career Grand Slam, which would put him with Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, and his contemporaries Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Only Rod Laver and Roy Emerson have won every Grand Slam twice.