Eugenie Bouchard retired from her third-round match at Eastbourne due to an abdominal injury. However, the Canadian sensation confirmed that nothing would stop her from playing at Wimbledon, where she lost to Petra Kvitova in the finals last year.
“I’m going to play (Wimbledon) no matter what, even if I’m on one leg,” said Bouchard, who is having a horrible year after an exceptional 2014. She was losing 6-4 3-0 to Belinda Benic of Switzerland before retiring.
A rejuvenated Agnieszka Radwanska – the former world no. 3 – defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-1. She is looking to get back in the mix of things and pose a serious challenge in the coming tournaments. The America Sloane Stephens too won her third round match against H.Watson. In another close encounter Tsvetana Pironkova demolished the challenge of Dominika Cibulkova in her 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1 win.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams has set her sights to capture Wimbledon and hold all the four slams simultaneously (She is already the defending champion of the other three grand slams). It would also take her a step closer to the calendar slam. “Obviously I would love to win a Grand Slam. I think it would be awesome” said the 20-time major champion.
Editor : Akanksha Agarwal