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Bouchard beats Cibulkova in three sets, advances to fourth round at US Open

NEW YORK — Eugenie Bouchard is salvaging an otherwise forgettable season at the U.S Open.

The 25th-seeded Canadian has advanced to the fourth round of the last Grand Slam of the season after defeating Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3.

Bouchard fired six aces in the back-and-forth match, and broke Cibulkova four times on 11 opportunities.

The native of Westmount, Que., saved 12 of 16 break points against.

Bouchard is starting to look like her old self at Flushing Meadows. She had lost 13 of 16 matches in WTA and Fed Cup play heading into the U.S. Open.

That's in stark contrast to her 2014 season, when she made the Wimbledon final and the semifinals at the Australian Open and French Open.

Next up for Bouchard is Italy's Roberta Vinci, who beat the Canadian 6-1, 6-0 in the second round of a U.S Open tuneup in New Haven, Conn., last week.

Also on Friday, Canada's Milos Raonic played Spain's Feliciano Lopez in men's third-round action.

The Canadian Press

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