Rising Stars Wimbledon Showdown

WTA Rising Stars Simona Halep and Genie Bouchard will square off for a spot in the Wimbledon final.

Published July 02, 2014 12:11

Rising Stars Wimbledon Showdown
Simona Halep, Genie Bouchard

22-year-old Simona Halep and 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard will square off Thursday afternoon in a showdown of WTA Rising Stars.

The two will take to Wimbledon Centre Court with a spot in the Wimbledon final on the line.

Both have had tremendous success at Grand Slams this season. Bouchard is actually the only player to reach all three Grand Slam semifinals this season and just the sixth player to do so since 2000. While Halep is the only player behind Bouchard to make all three Grand Slam quarterfinals and is into her second straight Slam semifinal.

Road To Singapore Leaderboard Impact

• Halep will take over the No.1 spot by reaching the final
• Bouchard will jump to No.4 by making the final or No.3 by winning the title

Rankings Impact

• Halep will rise to a career-high ranking of World No.2 by reaching the final
• Bouchard is set to make her Top 10 debut on Monday, moving to World No.8, equaling the highest ranking by Canadian. She also has a chance to enter to the Top 5 depending on other results

Halep won their only prior meeting, edging Bouchard in 3-sets at the BNP Paribas Open.

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