The two had met in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International last year, and the Russian had held one match point
during her loss to Muguruza.
Bouchard broke Bogdan to 6-5 and then converted her second match point
Serving at 7-8, the German saved a third match point
before Halep finally converted on the fourth when the German sent a ball long.
A wildly unpredictable match veered one way, then the other, before Halep finally broke Kerber's resistance to claim victory on her fourth match point
when her exhausted opponent fired a backhand over the baseline.
This block contains set-in seams, indicated by match point
dots in the diagrams.
Loftus athlete Drinkhall started the tournament in Magdeburg well by winning his group, seeing off Brian Afanador of Puerto Rico 4-1 (12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-5) and Benjamin Brossier of France in a tight match which went the distance before Drinkhall won 4-3 (11-3, 11-13, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10) on his second match point
The Spaniard battled back from a set down and saved a match point
in the deciding tie-break yesterday to beat world No.
TENNIS: FRENCH OPEN SIMONA HALEP did not realise she saved a match point
as she completed one of the French Open's best comebacks to reach the semi-finals.
We will make hopefully the right decisions in terms of our squad, starting XI, bench, so that we will be able to use our match point
We are aware this is a match point
, a match point
at home, a match point
against Fulham, where I think we have the chance to correct something when we think about the first game which we played against them.
However, the British pair kept on fighting, and saved another match point
before winning a break to make it 4-5.
Treat Huey and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus fought off a match point
to turn back their fancied opponents and make the second round of the French Open men's doubles.