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PARIS - Eugenie Bouchard raced into the French Open quarterfinals by beating eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-1, 6-2 in 52 minutes on Sunday. Hollis Thompson 76ers Jersey . The 18th-seeded Canadian wasted no time, opening up a 5-0 lead in just 16 minutes.
The Montreal native, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, next
plays either No. 14-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain or the unseeded Ajla
Tomljanovic. They were playing later Sunday. "I just felt good out there, I
executed my game plan really well, so Im happy with that," said Bouchard. "There
are always things to improve, and Im just going to focus on that tomorrow and
try to do even better my next match." Kerber, a quarter-finalist at Roland
Garros two years ago, made a string of unforced errors and Bouchard broke for a
2-1 lead in the second set when Kerber returned long from the back of the court.
Trailing 5-2, Kerber played with the strings of her racket as she hunched
forward on her chair, her head bowed. Bouchard, by contrast, sat upright, taking
a few deep breaths to compose herself before serving out the match. She clinched
victory on her first match point when Kerber — a two-time Grand Slam
semifinalist — made another unforced error, this time as her wild forehand
sailed out. "Im confident and I really believe in my skills. I believe I can
play with the best girls out there," Bouchard said. "Shes top 10, so I respect
her. She can play some really good tennis. I was really mentally prepared for
anything, for a battle." With the top three womens seeded players out, Maria
Sharapova remains the favourite to win the tournament for the second time. The
seventh-seeded Russian later played Samantha Stosur. Bouchard`s dominant victory
over Kerber stretched her winning streak to nine straight matches — the longest
of her career. And it lifted her career record against top 10 opponents to 5-10.
Her victims this season have also included No.10 Sara Errani at Indian Wells in
March and No.8 Jelen Jankovic last April in Charleston. Mens eighth seed Milos
Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., was attempting to join Bouchard in the last eight as
he faced Spains Marcel Granollers. Raonic is the first Canadian man to play in
the fourth round at Roland Garros. In mens fourth-round action later Sunday,
second-seeded Novak Djokovic was playing No. 13-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga;
fourth-seeded Roger Federer took on Ernests Gulbis; and sixth-seeded Tomas
Berdych faced No. 10-seeded John Isner. There were two third-round matches
remaining, with seventh-seeded Andy Murray and No. 28 Philipp Kohlschreiber deep
into a fifth set, and No. 12-seeded Richard Gasquet up against Fernando
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Sunday.BOSTON - With just under 40 seconds to go, the game tied at 105, Kyle
Lowry poked the ball away from Celtics rookie Marcus Smart, igniting the
signature play of the evening. I just sat on the crossover, said the Raptors
point guard. If he got by me he wouldve gotten a layup but I anticipated it well
and I know that DeMar [DeRozan] is always going to trail me. So I was just
hoping he was hurrying up. Leading the fast break, Lowry flipped the ball back
to DeRozan - following behind him as predicted - who finished it off with the
go-ahead, one-handed slam. Thats our thing, DeRozan boasted. Whenever hes on the
fast break he knows Im trailing and Im finding an opening gap where I can catch
it and go through and try to get a foul or something. So thats just how we play.
He knew I was coming. The play of the game was the steal [Lowry] had at the end,
Dwane Casey said. As the whistle blew - DeRozan would go to the line to cap off
a three-point play - Lowry turned to face the Garden crowd, arms spread at waist
level, and let out a roar. At the moment, he had that look in his eyes. He had
that same look, or variations of it, from the second quarter on. Most of the NBA
is familiar with it by now and it doesnt usually bode well for whomever is on
the other side. Hes got that angry face, said Patrick Patterson. Thats what he
always looks like. There was no way Lowry was letting his team lose that game.
Yesterday they said I wasnt aggressive enough and with us missing [Jonas
Valanciunas] and [Amir Johnson] I had to be more aggressive tonight, said Lowry
after scoring 35 points - his highest as a Raptor - on just 17 shots in Torontos
comeback 110-107 road win over the Boston Celtics Wednesday. The Raptors were
without their starting frontcourt. Valanciunas sat out nursing a couple injuries
- namely a sore hand - after taking a beating in a game the night before.
Johnson stayed back in Toronto, missing his third straight contest with an ankle
injury. For Lowry and the rest of Wednesdays starters it was the same story on a
different night. Plagued by slow starts to begin the season, Toronto allowed the
host Celtics to shoot a whopping 79 per cent in a 35-point first quarter. It got
ugly, and fast. Boston hit its first eight shots, going nearly half the period
without a miss. They made 11 of their first 12 until, before you knew it, the
Raptors were stuck in a 16-point hole and Lowry was having deja vu. Our starting
unit, we havent been playing up to par, he had said after a similarly crushing
slow start soured Tuesday nights win over the Thunder. I think… I know we need
to play a lot better. Its one of them things weve got to fix internally. Midway
through the second quarter, Lowry and company finally delivered on that promise.
With that same starting unit on the floor, the Raptors closed the opening half
on a 20-7 run putting a dent in their well-earned deficit. They decided to
compete, said Casey. Thats the thing. You take the whip out in the derby and
just keep cracking the whip, cracking the whip, cracking the whip. We cant be
that way. It shouldnt have to come from me to crack the whip at every turn to
get us gooing. Isaiah Canaan Jersey. But they decided to get going. To be a playoff or championship calibre team we shouldnt have to say
giddy up. As the half ended, with momentum starting to turn in favour of the
visitors, the ball was in Lowrys hands once again. Unhappy with a foul he
committed on the other end, sending Rajon Rondo to the line, he drove into the
body of the Celtics All-Star point guard, took a step back and drained the
buzzer-beating jumper. Without breaking stride or watching the ball splash
through the mesh, Lowry walked straight to the locker room. No roar that time.
Just business. Rajon, hes got good hands so I had to get my step back and get
freed up, he said. It was kind of a momentum push for us. He just got the two
free throws so I wanted to make up for the dumb foul I did. Lowry was pissed
off. Competition, as it usually does, fuelled him. A battle with Rondo, who
finished with a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. A dog
fight with Smart, who he went head-to-head with a couple occasions in the
pre-season. But more than anything else he was ticked off at himself and at his
team. They had let themselves down again. Toronto has allowed 30 or more points
in the first quarter of each of its last three games. Opponents are shooting 71
per cent over that span. I call us drama queens, honestly, DeRozan said of the
slow starts. Were like a suspenseful movie. Weve got to get out of that habit. I
dont know. Were just a group of guys that love a challenge for some reason. I
dont know why. Despite their 4-1 start to the campaign - Torontos finest in 10
years - weve yet to see the Raptors at their best for anything even close to a
48-minute interval. Theyve yet to face elite competition, sure, but theyre also
coming off a stretch of four games in five nights without their two most
important defenders and interior players for the second half of it. We cant be
satisfied with that, Casey said. Im happy we won but were trying to build
something here. Weve got to develop a playing personality starting the game.
Starting the game. We cant wait till we get punched in the mouth. [We have to]
understand that teams are coming after our necks and respond accordingly. The
good news, and its not insignificant, is that Lowry is already looking like the
All-Star that the Raptors hoped he would be when they committed to him this
summer. Prior to Wednesdays contest, the Raptors became the first team to record
10 or fewer turnovers in four straight games to open a season since the NBA
began tracking the stat in 1970. They gave the ball away just seven times in
Boston, forcing the Celtics into 28 turnovers. Lowry has been the catalyst, with
the ball in his hands more than any other Raptor player. The point guard did not
commit a turnover on Wednesday. Its the fourth time in five games hes gone
without one. Hes committed just two in 171 minutes. Help is also on the way.
Although the Raptors have decided to err on the side of caution in regards to
Valanciunas and Johnson, Casey believes theres a reasonable chance one or both
could be back in the lineup to face the Wizards at home on Friday. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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