Duval upsets Bouchard in remarkable comeback

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Victoria Duval; Getty Images

Cancer survivor Victoria Duval is making a remarkable comeback in an ITF event in Indian Harbour Beach this week.

The 21-year-old American, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, is contesting her first tournament since Wimbledon last year.

Currently ranked No.896, Duval stunned former world No.5 Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals of the clay event 6-0 6-3.

It was a disappointing loss for the No.56-ranked Canadian, the tournament’s top seed. Bouchard had accepted a wildcard into the event, returning to the secondary ITF circuit for the first time in almost four years in a bid to boost her confidence following five consecutive losses since January.

Duval had defeated former world No.47 Ajla Tomljanovic and fellow American Kaitlyn Christian in earlier rounds. The former world No.87 now meets American Amanda Anisimova in the semifinals.

The other semifinal features rising Tunisian Ons Jabeur and Belarusian Olga Govortsova.

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