Eugine Bouchard created Grand Slam history after the brilliant young baseliner roared into the Wimbedon final.
The 20-year-old’s 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory over world No 3 Simona Halep meant Bouchard is the first Canadian to feature in a major singles final.
The effervescent counter-puncher will face 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who ended a long grand slam exile with a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 thumping of fellow Czech Lucie Safarova.
Acclaimed as the WTA Tour’s newcomer of the year last season, Bouchard has elevated a grooved game to elite class this year.
She is the only woman this year to reach the semi-finals, or better, of the first three majors of the season.
Underlining the magnitude of the achievement. only six other players have managed the feat — Jennifer Capriati, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Dinara Safina and Serena Williams.
Safina is the only player of that group not win a major.
The junior champion here two years ago, Bouchard has not dropped a set at these championships.