Eugenie Bouchard thrilled by "tough" Wimbledon quarter-final win

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard serves to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their women's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2014
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Eugenie Bouchard claims that she had to dig deep to defeat Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

Eugenie Bouchard has claimed that she had to dig deep to beat Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

The Canadian, 20, reached her third consecutive Grand Slam semi-final of the year on Wednesday thanks to a 6-3 6-4 triumph over the German.

Despite coming through in straight sets, Bouchard admits that she was made to work for the victory.

"It was definitely a tough battle," the youngster told BBC Sport. "I have played her a few times now and it's always been really tough.

"I knew it wasn't over but I stuck in and managed to pull it off. I knew I couldn't think ahead and had to stay in the moment and I just tried to play my game."

Bouchard's reward for beating Kerber is a semi-final encounter with French Open finalist Simona Halep.

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard celebrates winning her women's singles quarter-final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber on day nine of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2014
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