Eugenie Bouchard will look to end the streak of five straight final losses in the final of the Guadalajara Open on Saturday. In her semi-final against Elisabetta Cocciaretto, Bouchard stopped the qualifier’s run 6-2, 7-6(2).
The opening set was a breeze for Bouchard whose double-break lead helped her surge ahead in the match. In the second set, Bouchard was broken while serving for the match in the 10th game. In the tie-break, however, Bouchard regained her hold over the match long enough to take the win.
Speaking about the win after the match, Bouchard said, “(Cocciaretto is) a very tough player. She plays aggressively and takes it early, so she’s always coming at you. I had to be ready for that and stay with her, and then whenever I had a chance, go for it.
I’m proud of myself for regrouping there at the end and still committing to playing my game, no matter if she was playing well," Bouchard said. "It was just important to keep doing what I do”.
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This is the 27-year-old’s first final since the Istanbul Cup in September 2020 and the eighth final of her career.
Of the previous seven finals, Bouchard has won just one event – the 2014 Nuremberg Cup. Bouchard will face off against fourth seed Sara Sorribes Tormo for a chance to win her second career title. The Spaniard ousted second seed Marie Bouzkova 6-3, 7-6(3) to reach the first final of her career at the Guadalajara Open.
Tormo broke Bouzkova once in the first set while Bouzkova retaliated in the second set by going up a break. However, Tormo broke back Bouzkova while the latter was serving for the set in the ninth game. Bouzkova had three set points on Tormo’s serve in the 12th game but the Spaniard saved the lot before taking the win in the tie-break for the loss of just three points. Photo Credit: Guadalajara Open