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Canada's Bouchard reaches 1st Family Circle Cup semifinals with 3-set win over Jankovic

  • Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, returns to Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, returns to Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns to Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns to Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

Eugenie Bouchard won five of the final six games for a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory Friday over second-seeded Jelena Jankovic to reach the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup.

The 20-year-old Canadian played a strong opening set, but trailed Jankovic 2-1 in the decisive set. Then she won the next three games to take control and advance to the semifinal round for a second tournament this season and fifth time in her WTA career.

Jankovic reached the Family Circle semifinal in two of the past three years. As the highest-ranked player remaining in the field, she seemed a good bet for another.

Instead, the Serbian couldn't fight off the sixth-seeded Bouchard's late rally.