Eugenie Bouchard enters French Open quarterfinals by beating Angelique Kerber

Eugenie Bouchard

Johannesburg, June 2: Young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has sailed into the quarterfinals of the French Open on Sunday by beating eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany.

The 18th-seeded Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, defeated Kerber, a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros two years ago, 6-1, 6-2 in 52 minutes.

According to the BBC, Bouchard will next play 14-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, who beat unseeded Croatian player Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.

With the top three women’s seeded players out, Maria Sharapova remains the favorite to win the tournament for the second time. The seventh-seeded Russian later played Samantha Stosur, the report added.