MELBOURNE, Australia — Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semifinals in her first trip to the
The result means two-time Australian Open finalist Li, who beat
The 19-year-old Bouchard, the first Canadian to reach the Australian Open semifinals, played with composure against former No. 1-ranked Ivanovic, who started the season with a title at Auckland, New Zealand, and produced a major upset to eliminate top-ranked
Bouchard went to the net 24 times and won 19 of those points. She broke Ivanovic's serve seven times, including the last game, and had to sit through a lengthy timeout when she trailed, 4-3, in the second set while her opponent received treatment.
Bouchard is playing only her fourth Grand Slam tournament. She lost in the second rounds at the French Open and
Li, who lost to
Li, from China, won her only previous match against Bouchard in straight sets at Montreal in 2012.
"We had a tough battle last time, and I think I didn't have a lot of experience back then," Bouchard said. "This time I think I'll be ready."
Li beat two 16-year-olds in the opening rounds and had to save a match point against
"After saving the match point, I think I got a lot of confidence," Li said of her close call in the third round. "Even more belief in myself."
Li lost her serve only once, while leading, 5-0, in the opening set, and finished off the 67-minute match with an easy forehand to the open court.
Later Tuesday, No. 3
The other half of the men's draw plays its quarterfinal matches Wednesday when top-ranked
A four-time Australian Open champion, Federer was never threatened in beating 2008 finalist
Dimitrov reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut.