Tokyo – Eugenie Bouchard of Canada upset sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.
Bouchard, making her debut in the Tokyo tournament, broke Jankovic to go up 5-2 in the second set and then held serve to win the match in 1 hour, 10 minutes at Ariake Colosseum.
Jankovic had a 5-4 lead in the first set but Bouchard won the last three games after a talk with her coach.
The 19-year-old Bouchard will next face either Venus Williams or Simona Halep of Romania, who play later Wednesday.
In another third-round match, fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, defeated Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, 6-1, 6-1. – Sapa-AP