Day 7 of the 2014 Wimbledon tennis championships kicks off with Eugenie Bouchard versus Alize Cornet, a women’s singles match that will be televised on ESPN (TV schedule) and live streaming on ESPN3 (en vivo en Español). As reported in a June 28 Wimbledon news article, the 25th-seeded Frenchwoman will try and keep the momentum going following the second biggest win of her tennis career.
Going in as a huge underdog, Cornet shocked the tennis world when she defeated 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams (1-6, 6-3, 6-4) in the third round. In Bouchard, the 24-year-old from Niece faces a 13th-seeded Canadian who’s yet to drop a single set all tournament long.
All the 2014 Wimbledon action gets underway Monday at 8 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. CT/6 a.m. MT/5 a.m. PT) on ESPN (national TV broadcast) and on ESPN3/ESPN-Deportes live stream (en vivo en Español) for Spanish-speaking tennis fans. It’s certainly worth noting that while ESPN3’s English live stream requires login/verification, the ESPN-Deportes (Spanish feed) is 100 percent free of charge (no subscription required).
As noted in the WTA Tour head-to-head records, this will only be the second time that Bouchard and Cornet have crossed paths in their professional careers. Nevertheless, the 20-year-old from Montreal is ready for this showdown, and determined to draw the record even after losing their first encounter last year in Strasbourg, France, by a final score of 7-5, 6-7, 6-3.
“Alize is playing great tennis,” Bouchard said. “She’s beaten Serena twice already this year. To do that is no easy feat. She likes to be aggressive. Her forehand, she likes to put a bit more spin on it. Her backhand is a little bit more flat.
“But I’m not going to worry about her. I’m going to focus on me. Tennis is very mental. I’m looking forward to a battle.”
As far as her chances are concerned, tennis oddsmakers believe the Canadian beauty is up for the challenge. The latest 2014 Wimbledon betting lines show how Eugenie Bouchard is a -240 favorite to defeat Alize Cornet’s +200 odds of an upset, and how the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 21½ games.
Can the Cornet defy the odds yet again by stunning Bouchard following her win over the world’s No.1? Tennis fans around the world cannot afford to miss what will be a highly contested Round of 16 affair. Tune to ESPN at 8 a.m. Monday morning to view the action on a TV, or simply visit WatchESPN (English live stream/subscription required) and ESPN3/ESPN-Deportes for a free Spanish (Español) live stream (en vivo).