Canada's Eugenie Bouchard ousted from ASB Classic by Julia Goerges

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard shows promise despite quarter-final loss in Auckland

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard shows promise despite quarter-final loss in Auckland

Wimbledon semi-finalist, Julia Görges can do after a victory against the canadian Eugenie Bouchard's hopes of a successful title defence at the WTA tournament in Auckland, new Zealand.

This was a match played in extremely tough conditions where gusty wind played a part.

In fact, she appeared to be in control up a break midway through the third set having battled back after dropping the first.

Goerges shifted the momentum in her favour in the second set thanks to a series of impressive backhands.

It sets up a semi-final date with Viktória Kužmová after she became the first player through to the 2019 ASB Classic semi-finals after beating teenage sensation Amanda Anisimova.

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Later Friday Canadian Bianca Andreescu, ranked 152nd, will face sixth-seeded American Venus Williams in the quarterfinals. The number two set Görges won against Bouchard 3:6, 6:3, 7:6 (8:6) and moved into the semi-finals.

Andreescu, who is now outside the top 150 in the WTA rankings, has only qualified for a Grand Slam once and was dumped out in the round one of the 2017 Wimbledon.

Anisimova had generated plenty of buzz leading up to the match after the 17-year-old wildcard stunned fifth seed Barbora Strycova to reach the semifinals.

She will take on the victor of the match between Hsieh Su-wei and Sara Sorribes Tormo in her semi-final.

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