Serena into quarterfinals, sick Bouchard out

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NEW YORK: Five-time champion Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinals of 2014 at the US Open on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) but Canadian poster girl Eugenie Bouchard, struggling in the heat and humidity, was knocked out. Williams, routed Kaia Kanepi, 6-3, 6-3, for a fourth win over the Estonian and goes on to face fellow 32-year-old Flavia Pennetta of Italy in a clash of the two oldest remaining players in the draw. Seventh seeded Bouchard was at the center of a medical drama on Louis Armstrong court when she had to have her blood pressure and temperature taken in her 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 defeat to Russian 17th seed Ekaterina Makarova.

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