Raonic into quarter-finals at Portugal Open, Bouchard loses to Kuznetsova
Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns a shot to Kristina Kucova, of Slovakia, during the second match at the Fed Cup tennis tournament Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Laval University in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:46PM EDT
OEIRAS, Portugal - Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., is through to the quarter-finals of the Portugal Open after posting a 6-3, 6-2 win over Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay on Thursday.
It will be the fourth consecutive quarter-final appearance of the season for Raonic, who is looking for his first ATP Tour win on clay.
Raonic, the world No. 9 and second seed at the tournament, will face the winner of the match between Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Argentine Carlos Berlocq on Friday.
Raonic lost just 11 points on serve in his 67 minute victory over Cuevas, five of which came on double faults.
In women's action, Montreal's Eugenie Bouchard was defeated 6-4, 6-1 in the quarter-finals by two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.
Bouchard, ranked 18th in the world, took a 4-1 lead in the opening set, but went on to lose 11 of the final 12 games.