Wimbledon 2014: Simona Halep wary of ‘dangerous’ Eugenie Bouchard
Wimbledon 2014: Simona Halep is wary of the threat posed by Eugenie Bouchard after reaching the semi-finals
Simona Halep is wary of the threat posed by “dangerous” Eugenie Bouchard after beating Sabine Lisicki in straight sets to reach Wimbledon last four.
The Romanian third seed came from 4-1 down in the first set against last year’s Wimbledon runner-up to beat Germany’s Lisicki 6-4 6-0 on Centre Court.
Halep will face Bouchard, who recorded a 6-3 6-4 win against Maria Sharapova’s conqueror Angelique Kerber, for a place in her first final at SW19.
And the 22-year-old French Open finalist said of her semi-final opponent: “Tomorrow, it’s another day, so will be different match.
“But I have confidence in myself. I believe that I can win, but I expect a tough match. She’s a great player and she’s playing really well, so I have just to enjoy it.”
Halep continued: “Her style, it’s dangerous on grass because she’s playing very flat. She stays very close to the baseline, so she’s playing fast.
“But I play, as well, close to the baseline and I’m aggressive. So we’ll see tomorrow. But I expect very tough match because she’s a good player.”
Meanwhile, Lisicki was staying positive after recording four back-to-back wins at Wimbledon following a tough start to 2014.
“After the last five months, it was good to come back and finally win four matches in a row at the tournament that I love so much, too, just be able to turn it around again.,” Lisicki added.
“It’s something that’s important, and I think it’s something that will help me the next few weeks. The last not only two weeks here, but after Paris I really started to do whatever I could again to be able to play well again.
“You know, I was just more free again. So that’s good.”