Bouchard dispatches Kerber

  • Last Updated: June 1 2014, 20:18 BST

A review of Sunday's action in the women's singles at the French Open.

Eugenie Bouchard celebrates her victory over Angelique Kerber
Eugenie Bouchard celebrates her victory over Angelique Kerber

Eugenie Bouchard reached her second successive grand slam quarter-final by knocking out eighth seed Angelique Kerber at Roland Garros.

The 20-year-old made her grand slam breakthrough in January with a run to the semi-finals at the Australian Open and her progress in Paris has been just as impressive.

Bouchard came into the tournament in form after winning her first WTA Tour title in Nuremberg and her 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Kerber was her ninth victory in a row.

The Canadian is making only her second appearance in the event after reaching the second round last year and, with either Carla Suarez Navarro or Ajla Tomljanovic next, will fancy her chances of going further.

German Kerber, who was a quarter-finalist in Paris in 2012, is the fifth of the top eight seeds to exit the tournament.

It will be Suarez Navarro who Bouchard plays in the last eight after the Spaniard defeated 21-year-old Tomljanovic 6-3 6-3.

The 14th seed last reached the quarter-finals in Paris back in 2008 while she beat Bouchard in the third round of Wimbledon last year.

Title favourite Maria Sharapova dug herself out of a hole to beat Sam Stosur and reach the last eight.

When Sharapova dropped the opening set it looked like the tournament might witness another huge shock, but the 2012 champion fought back to win 3-6 6-4 6-0.