| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo credit: Adam Wolfthal

Second seeded Eugenie Bouchard fought back after getting off to a slow start to defeat Yaroslava Shvedova in round two of the Portugal Open 6-4, 6-2 to move on to the quarterfinals. She defeated Yaroslava Shvedova to earn her trip to round two to face Shvedova, a two-time French Open quarterfinalist. Shvedova got off to a great start and was on her way to taking the opening set when she got out to a 4-2 lead, but it was Bouchard who won the next four games to take the first set and from there, never looked back.

"It was tight at the end of the first set, so I just tried to stay positive and luckily got through,” said Bouchard. “I think every day you get a little bit more used to the clay. It's still an adjustment period and the goal is just to get better with every match."

Bouchard will next face the winner of the match between María-Teresa Torró-Flor and former French Open champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Also moving into the quarterfinals Wednesday was the fourth-seeded Roberta Vinci who needed just over 50 minutes to complete a straight set win over Yanina Wickmayer, 6-0, 6-2. Up next for Vinci is the eighth-seeded Elena Vesnina or Bojana Jovanovski.

"Today, I played a solid game and even though the score looks easy, she was always making it tough for me," Vinci said. "It was very windy so I knew I had to focus every point and even when I was under some pressure I maintained my level."