Wimbledon

Bouchard battles past Konta

2016-06-30 21:39
Eugenie Bouchard (AP Photo)

London - Canada's Eugenie Bouchard battled back in style to beat Britain's 16th seed Johanna Konta in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday.

Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, won the first set 6-3 then lost the second 6-1 before roaring back to win the final set 6-1 on Centre Court against the British number one.

"I was frustrated after that second set," the world number 48 said.

"She was just dominating, so I told myself that I had to be one doing that, and I did that in the third.

There's no feeling like walking out on Centre Court at Wimbledon and I felt like I played some good tennis out there.

"I've definitely learned a lot in my short career so far," the 22-year-old said.

"I'm just happy that I feel better on the court, I feel strong mentally and physically."

Bouchard will play Slovak 19th seed Dominika Cibulkova in the third round.

Cibulkova beat Daria Gavrilova of Australia 6-3, 6-2 in their second round match.

Bouchard said of her next opponent: "Every match is a battle so I'm going to look forward to another one. Just lay it all out there."

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