Updated: Friday, 04 July 2014 00:00 | By Agence France-Presse

Canada's Bouchard to play Kvitova in Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam singles final on Thursday when she defeated Romania's Simona Halep in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Canada's Bouchard to play Kvitova in Wimbledon final

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard returns to Romania's Simona Halep during their semi-final on day ten of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2014 - by Carl Court

The 20-year-old world number 13 beat the third seed and French Open runner-up 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 and will take on Czech sixth seed Petra Kvitova, the 2011 champion, in Saturday's final.

Tall, blonde Bouchard, a marketing dream for the women's game with her photogenic looks, athleticism and confident, positive demeanour, will also rise to number seven in the world rankings, the highest position ever achieved by a Canadian player.

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