Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and Russian Maria Sharapova are set to face-off in the 2014 French Open women’s semifinals on Thursday, June 5.
UPDATE: Bouchard lost again to Sharapova in three sets.
Bouchard won the first set 6-4, bust lost the next two, 5-7, 2-6.
Sharapova has now won 19 straight three-set matches on clay. She won the 2012 French Open but lost last year in the final to Serena Williams.
Bouchard, 20, was playing in the tournament for only the second time.
The other women’s semifinal, Simona Halep vs Andrea Petkovic, was set to start after the end of this match.
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The pair are slated to start playing at 9 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. CEST).
The match will be broadcast on Eurosport in Russia and much of the rest of Europe and RDS and TSN in Canada.
Coverage in the United States will air through 11 a.m. on the Tennis Channel and then shift over to NBC.
Live streaming will be available through these broadcasters as well as others below.
The other women’s semifinal, Simona Halep-Andrea Petkovic, is slated to start at 11 a.m.
Bouchard had lost soundly to Sharapova in their only two matches so far.
In Miami last year Sharapova won 6-2, 6-0. At the French Open last year Sharapova won again, 6-2, 6-4. Sharapova is strong at the French Open, winning in 2012 and coming in second to Serena Williams last year.
Bouchard, ranked No. 18, beat No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in three sets (7-6, 2-6, 7-5) in the quarterfinals.
Bouchard was down in both the first and third sets before fighting back.
“That’s what I try to do on the court,” she said at a post-game press conference. “At the end of the day whether I win or lose I want to leave it all out there and try my best and battle.”
“I’m just proud of the way that I stayed in there,” she added.
Bouchard, 20, says she recalls being a fan of Sharapova’s as a kid — and even posing for a photo together more than a decade ago when Bouchard was a spectator at a tournament in Florida.
But asked about their relationship nowadays, Bouchard began by saying, “Well, first, I mean, you know, we’re not friends, so there is that.”
She continued: “For sure I respect her. But now, you know, we’re in the semis of a Grand Slam, so I’m going to respect her but not put her too high on a pedestal and really just battle.”
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.