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Wang overpowers Bouchard to reach Taiwan Open semifinals 

Wang took advantage of six double-faults by the 2014 Wimbledon finalist and will next face fourth-seeded Timea Babos, who beat Magda Linette 6-1, 6-3.

Published: 03rd February 2018 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2018 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

Eugenie Bouchard reacts after a point during her match against Donna Vekic. | AP

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard (File | AP)

By Associated Press

TAIPEI: Yafan Wang defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open on Friday.

Wang took advantage of six double-faults by the 2014 Wimbledon finalist and will next face fourth-seeded Timea Babos, who beat Magda Linette 6-1, 6-3.

Sabine Lisicki, in her first tournament since returning from offseason knee surgery, rallied from a set down to beat Monica Niculescu 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Lisicki will next meet Kateryna Kozlova, who defeated fifth-seeded Yulia Putintseva in the day's first quarterfinal, 7-5, 6-3.



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