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Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard reaches US Open's 4th round for 1st time with straight-set win

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NEW YORK — Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard pulled out a suddenly tight match Saturday night, edging 30th-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round for the first time.

The seventh-seeded Bouchard was the only woman to make it to at least the semifinals at each of the year's first three Grand Slam tournaments.

PHOTO: Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns a shot to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns a shot to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

At Wimbledon, she became the first Canadian to appear in a major singles final.

To get to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows, Bouchard will need to beat No. 17 Ekaterina Makarova.

Zahlavova Strycova fell to 1-28 in matches against opponents ranked in the top 10.

After breaking to get to 4-all in Saturday's third set, Zahlavova Strycova double-faulted to fall behind 5-4. Bouchard then served out the victory.

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PHOTO: Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, of the Czech Republic, reacts after a shot to Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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