Bouchard have 62 minutes to complete the victory and advance to the third round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career. The match was moved to Centre Court from an outside court at short notice after the second-seeded Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injury.
“We just heard about the court change 15 minutes before the match,” said Bouchard. “I’m really quite excited. That is crazy to play in front of a big crowd like this. I really enjoyed. I’ma focusing on return and neutralizing his first serve and I think I did a great. ”
Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver is the first Canadian eliminated in the singles draw this week, because he could not capitalize on a lead in the fifth set.
Russia Mikhail Youzhny defeated Pospisil in the men’s second round by playing the scores of 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-4.
Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., And Ottawa’s Jesse Levine is scheduled to play Thursday in the third round match.
Already leading 5-3 in the first set, Bouchard took 12 of 13 points to close set and go up a break in the second. The 2012 Wimbledon junior champ sealed the victory when she broke Ivanovic’s serve in the second match point.
“I think any day I can beat anyone. It’s just about playing the way I know I can play,” said Bouchard. “Today I was able to stay with him and take my chances when I can. Anything can happen in a match.
“I just tried to work on some things – trying to be aggressive during the point, he delivered neutralize serve him well today, so that was a bit tough for me I tried to play my game …”
In eight previous appearances Wimbledon, Ivanovic – a former world No. 1 – failed to reach the third round only once. Bouchard, from Montreal, currently hold the No. 66 position in the world rankings.
Ivanovic admitted he was outplayed.
“Really [Bouchard] played a very good match today,” said Ivanovic. “This is the first time I actually saw her play, so it’s obviously quite hard to get used to.
“He was tracking the ball really well, serving well. Thought I maybe the end of the match he’d get tight, but he was really strong the whole way through.
“He has a very bright future. He had a terrific game for such a young girl.”
Bouchard finished with 14 winners and 11 unforced errors against 2008 French Open champion.
“I’m happy to be able to play well again,” he said. “After winning the juniors, Wimbledon feel like my second home.”
Bouchard next opponent will be Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, who beat Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Bouchard, 19, improved to 21-14 during the coup. He has posted several other big wins this year, including a third-round victory over U.S. Open winner Samantha Stosur last April in the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, SC