Bouchard beats Bogdan to reach Taiwan Open quarterfinals
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard reaches for a return to Romania's Simona Halep during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the quarterfinals of the Taiwan Open by beating Ana Bogdan 7-5, 7-5 Thursday.
Bouchard broke Bogdan to 6-5 and then converted her second match point. She will next face Yafan Wang, who defeated Pauline Parmetier 6-3, 6-3.
Fourth-seeded Timea Babos beat Dalila Jakupovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 and also advanced. Babos will next face seventh-seeded Magda Linette, who defeated Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3).
Linette held four match points in the second set before Larsson came back from 1-6, 1-4 to send the match into a deciding third set.
Linette also survived four match points in the decider.
The tournament's top three seeded players — Peng Shuai, Zhang Shuai and Samantha Stosur — were all eliminated in the opening round.