NEW YORK, NY, USA - With so much raw talent and drive, it was only a matter of time before Eugenie Bouchard started catching fire again - and that time might be now. The Canadian, who reached her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon last year and went as high as No.5 in the world later in the year, battled into the third round of the US Open on Wednesday, her best Grand Slam result since Australia.
Things may have started brewing before the tournament even began, as she began working with ATP legend Jimmy Connors on an informal basis - the two were snapped on the practice courts...
And on Wednesday she made it two in a row for the first time since Indian Wells, but it wasn't easy by any means - she served for the match in the second set but was broken and lost it in a tie-break.
But she got right back on the horse and stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the third set, and she would eventually hang on just enough to close Polona Hercog out after two and a half hours, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2.
That win set up a first-time meeting on Friday with Dominika Cibulkova, another former Top 10 player.
But after all was said and done on Wednesday, Bouchard took to Twitter to thank her most loyal fans:
Wow. Love you guys ??? https://t.co/h3EOd6iiyw
? Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) September 3, 2015