Wimbledon CanCon update
And then there was one Canadian left. As usual, it's Daniel Nestor.
But while Canucks juniors Eugenie Bouchard and Katerina Paliivets were both swept off the grass courts of Wimbledon today, the 15-year-old Bouchard narrowly missed recording what would have been an enormous upset.
Facing the No. 1 junior in the world, France's 17-year-old Kristina Mladenovic, Bouchard led 5-4 in the third set only to lose 7-5 in a terrific showing. Playing on Court 7, which is sort of like playing on a street corner with cries of "Paddington Station, Platform One" coming from the nearby road, Bouchard lost the first set, won the second and then fought from behind in the third before finally succumbing to an opponent who, to be generous, behaving like a teenager who had been told by her parents not to text any more.
Paliivets, meanwhile, was beaten in two sets by Britain's Laura Robson, the second seed in the junior tourney.
Nestor and partner Nenad Zimonjic defeated the British tandem of Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray to move into the quarter-finals. Nestor and Zimonjic are the defending Wimbledon doubles champs.