Bouchard, Makarova march on at Wimbledon
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Bouchard, Makarova march on at Wimbledon

Eugenie Bouchard ended Alize Cornet's run at Wimbledon, while Agnieszka Radwanska was routed by Ekaterina Makarova on Monday.

Cornet was unable to follow up Saturday's shock victory over five-time champion Serena Williams at the All England Club, as she was beaten 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 by 13th seed Bouchard at the grass-court grand slam.

Bouchard, who will now appear in the quarter-finals for the first time, edged a tight rain-affected first set in which both players showed little signs of weakness.

It appeared as though Cornet, seeded 25th, was on track to level the match when leading 5-3 in the second, but Bouchard rallied to reel off four straight games and ensure her progression.

The Canadian's only concern was the fact that 28 winners were negated to an extent by 24 unforced errors.

Bouchard may have to sharpen up when she meets the winner of the match between Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber, whose fourth-round tie was postponed until Tuesday as rain had delayed earlier matches on court number one.

Radwanska had dropped just nine games en route to her fourth-round clash with Makarova, but the 2012 runner-up collapsed to a disappointing 6-3 6-0 defeat.

There was no early warning of the domination to come from Makarova as the match initially went with serve, but she then reeled off 10 straight games - either side of a rain delay - to romp to victory.


Lucie Safarova awaits in the last eight, the Czech having defeated compatriot Tereza Smitkova 6-0 6-2.

There will be further Czech representation in the last eight, as the 2011 champion Petra Kvitova breezed past Shuai Peng 6-3 6-2.

Sixth seed Kvitova hit an impressive 25 winners and claimed 84 per cent of her first-service points during a fine display on Court No.2.

Elsewhere, Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova's fine run continued as she usurped her third top-32 opponent of the tournament with a 6-2 7-5 win over Caroline Wozniacki.

Sabine Lisicki and Ana Ivanovic reached a conclusion in their third-round tie, which was interrupted by bad light on Saturday, with the former - runner-up to Marion Bartoli 12 months ago - prevailing 6-4 3-6 6-1.

Madison Keys was left in tears after she had to retire from her third-round clash with Yaroslava Shvedova due a leg injury. The American was trailing 7-6 (9-7) 6-6 before her injury brought a premature end to the match.

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