DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -
There will be a 1st time champion at this years Family Circle Cup as the final former champion, 2007 winner Jelena Jankovic was taken out Friday afternoon by Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Billie Jean King Court.
Bouchard, the tournaments 6 seed, has now beaten former FCC champs in back to back days. She defeated Venus Williams on Thursday before knocking out the 2nd seeded Jankovic Friday.
The Canadian's return game was a big factor in the 1st set as Bouchard broke Jankovic's serve 3 times in the opening frame and 6 times overall in the match.
The win is also payback for Bouchard who lost to Jankovic in the quarterfinals in Charleston last year.
In the semifinals Bouchard will face 14th seed Andrea Petkovic who upset 9th seed Lucie Safarova in 3 sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. This is the farthest Petkovic has advanced at the Family Circle Cup. She reached the 3rd round last year before having to withdraw with a calf injury.
On the other side of the bracket, qualifier Belinda Bencic continued her cinderella run through the bracket beating 3rd seed Sara Errani 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. She'll face Jana Cepelova got a straight sets win over 12 seed Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-1.
RESULTS - APRIL 04, 2014 Women's Singles - Quarterfinals  E Bouchard (CAN) d  J Jankovic (SRB) 63 46 63 [Q] B Bencic (SUI) d  S Errani (ITA) 46 62 61  A Petkovic (GER) d  L Safarova (CZE) 63 16 61 J Cepelova (SVK) d  D Hantuchova (SVK) 62 61
Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) d  J Goerges (GER) / A Groenefeld (GER) 61 64 A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ) d M Erakovic (NZL) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) 62 61
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, APRIL 05, 2014 BILLIE JEAN KING start 1:00 pm  A Petkovic (GER) vs  E Bouchard (CAN)
J Cepelova (SVK) vs [Q] B Bencic (SUI) A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) vs [PR] H Chan (TPE) / Y Chan (TPE) A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs  R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA)
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