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Eugenie Bouchard (born February 25, 1994) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She was the first Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam in singles with her 2012 Wimbledon girls' title.[2] Following the end of the 2013 WTA Tour, she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year.[3][4] At the 2014 Australian Open, Bouchard became the second Canadian to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam.[5] She also made the semifinals of the 2014 French Open.[6]

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Personal life[edit]Edit

Eugenie Bouchard was born to Michel and Julie Bouchard in Montreal. She has a fraternal twin sister, Beatrice, who is six minutes older. She also has two younger siblings, sister Charlotte (born 1995) and brother William (born 1999).[7] She and her twin sister are named after Prince Andrew's daughters.[8]

Eugenie started playing tennis at the age of five and she is a member of Tennis Canada's National Training Centre in Montreal. She attended The Study school inWestmount. At the age of 12 she moved to Florida to be coached by Nick Saviano,[9] where she met one of her best childhood friends, tennis player Laura Robson. At 15, Bouchard returned to Montreal for training.[9] A proficient student in mathematics and science, she once considered a career as a physician.[10]

Her favourite tennis player is Roger Federer, whom she met in 2012 at the Wimbledon Ball. She described talking with Federer as a highlight of her life.[9] For the 2013 WTA Tour, Bouchard enlisted Nathalie Tauziat to coach and travel with her part-time. Under Tauziat, Bouchard transformed her defensive, retrieving tactics from junior level into a game of aggression.[11] Tauziat was let go after the season and Saviano committed to a more present role alongside Bouchard, for the 2014 WTA Tour. During the 2013 off-season she appeared on CTV's The Social, as well as CTV Montreal as a guest weather anchor.

Tennis career[edit]Edit

2005–10: Early years[edit]Edit

In 2005, Bouchard participated at the tournament Open Super 12 in Auray, France. She captured the ITF singles and doubles titles in Costa Rica and also the All Canadian ITF singles title in Burlington in 2008. In 2009 and at only 15, she won the Canadian under-18 indoor championship in Toronto. At this event, Bouchard overpowered fellow Quebecer Marianne Jodoin to become, at 15 years and a month, one of the youngest winners of the indoor event. Later that year, she won her first professional main draw match at Caserta, Italy, defeating no. 798 Frederica Grazioso. Also in 2009, she won the Pan American Closed ITF Championships.[12]

2011: First professional title[edit]Edit

[1][2]Bouchard with her trophy after her win at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships junior event

At the Australian Open, she lost in the semifinals of the singles junior event against fifth seed Mónica Puig. A week later, she won her first professional title at the ITF $25,000Burnie International, where she defeated fellow 16 year old qualifier Zheng Saisai in the final.[13][14] She won her second professional title in April at the ITF $10,000 in Šibenik, Croatia. She defeated qualifier Jessica Ginier in the final. She missed the French Open due to an injury. At Wimbledon, Bouchard lost in the quarterfinals of the singles junior event to no. 3 seed Irina Khromacheva but won the doubles junior event with her partner Grace Min. She also reached a week later her first professional doubles final withMegan Moulton-Levy at the $50,000 ITF tournament in Waterloo, where she lost. At the end of July, she beat the 114th ranked player Alison Riske at the Citi Open in College Park. It was her first WTA main draw win. With that win, she had the chance to meet no. 2 seed Nadia Petrova in the second round, but lost the match.

2012: Junior Wimbledon champion[edit]Edit

Bouchard reached the semifinals of the junior Australian Open for the second straight year, but lost to Yulia Putintseva. Bouchard won her first professional doubles title at the $50,000 ITF tournament in Dothan with partner Jessica Pegula. She defeated fellow Canadians Sharon Fichman and Marie-Ève Pelletier in the final. In May, Bouchard won her third professional singles title at the $10,000 ITF Challenger in Båstad with a win over Katharina Lehnert. She won the next week her second straight $10,000 ITF title in Båstad, when she defeated Milana Špremo in the final. Bouchard won the singles title at the junior Wimbledon with a victory over third seed Elina Svitolina. She became the first Canadian ever, junior or pro, to win a Grand Slam in singles.[2] She also won the doubles title for the second straight year, this time with American Taylor Townsend, after beating Belinda Bencic and Ana Konjuh in the final.[15]

At the end of July, Bouchard won her second $25,000 ITF tournament and fifth singles title of her career at the Challenger in Granby. She defeated fellow Canadian and defending champion Stéphanie Dubois in the final.[16] She played a week later at the Citi Open where she was awarded a wildcard for the main draw. Bouchard made it to the first WTA quarterfinal of her career, where she was defeated by Sloane Stephens. At the Rogers Cup, she upset former world no. 11 Shahar Pe'er in the first round.[17] She then lost in the next round to 2011 French Open champion Li Na. Bouchard reached her first $50,000 ITF final at the Challenger in Saguenay, but lost to Madison Keys.[18] The next week, she won her first 50K at the ITF Challenger in Toronto.[19] She reached the doubles final as well. At her last tournament of the season, Bouchard lost to Jacqueline Cako and Natalie Pluskota in the doubles final of the 75K in Phoenix.[20]

2013: Breakthrough[edit]Edit

[3][4]Bouchard at the 2013 French Open

At the start of the season, Bouchard attempted to qualify for the main draw at the Apia International Sydney, but lost to Storm Sanders in the first round of the qualifiers.[21] She played the qualifiers for the Australian Open and was eliminated by Daria Gavrilova in the second round.[22] Bouchard played in the main draw of the Copa Bionaire in Cali, Colombia. She beat Laura Thorpe in the opening round but lost to Russian Alexandra Panova in the next round.[23] Her next tournament was the Copa Colsanitas where she had to play the qualifying rounds again. She beat Richèl Hogenkamp in the opening round but lost to Arantxa Parra Santonja in the second, preventing her from making the main draw.[24] Bouchard played in the main draw of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico. She played Eva Birnerová in the first round and won. She next faced defending champion and top seed Sara Errani, but was defeated.[25] She received a wild card entry to the Sony Open Tennis in Miami and beat Shahar Pe'er in her opening match and was defeated in the second round by world no. 2 Maria Sharapova.[26]

Bouchard then competed at the Family Circle Cup where she successfully qualified for the main draw, and drew fellow qualifier, Nastassja Burnett which she won in straight sets. She also defeated world no. 42 Laura Robson in three sets in the second round, her first top-50 win. She then had one of the biggest wins of her career when she defeated the former US Open champion Samantha Stosur to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the Premier tournament. It was the first top-10 victory of her young career. Although she lost to Jelena Janković, the quarterfinal appearance assured her a spot in the top-100 for the first time.[27] Bouchard went on to play a French Open warm up tournament, theInternationaux de Strasbourg, where she had one of her most impressive runs on the WTA Tour to date. She made it to the semifinals by defeating Silvia Soler-Espinosa,Camila Giorgi and Anna Tatishvili all in straight sets, but lost to Alizé Cornet.[28] Bouchard made her first Grand slam main draw appearance at the French Open, where she defeated Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets. Her next opponent was the defending champion and world no. 2 Maria Sharapova, who defeated her.[29]

At Wimbledon, Bouchard defeated qualifier Galina Voskoboeva in her opening match in three tough sets. In the second round, she had one of the biggest wins of her career when she beat world no. 12 and former no. 1 Ana Ivanovic on Centre Court in straight sets. She was eliminated in the third round by Carla Suárez Navarro.[30] At the beginning of August, Bouchard reached the doubles final at the tournament in Washington, D.C. which was the first WTA final of her career. She was defeated, with partner Taylor Townsend, by Shuko Aoyama and Vera Dushevina in the final.[31] The next week, she made it to the second round for the second straight year at the Rogers Cup, ultimately defeated by defending champion Petra Kvitová .[32] At the last WTA Premier 5 before the US Open, Bouchard reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open as a qualifier, but lost in three sets to world no. 1 Serena Williams.[33] At the US Open, she was stopped by world no. 9 Angelique Kerber in the second round.[34] Bouchard made it to the second WTA semifinal of her career at the Challenge Bell in mid-September, but was eliminated by Lucie Šafářová.[35]

At the Premier 5 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Bouchard had a remarkable run. She defeated Mónica Puig in the first round and the no. 9 seed Sloane Stephens in three tight sets in the second. In the third round, she beat the former world no. 1 and 6th seed Jelena Janković, her second win over a member of the top-10, in straight sets to reach her first WTA Premier 5 quarterfinal and fourth WTA quarterfinal of her career. She was defeated by Venus Williams in the next round in over three hours of play.[36] The next week, Bouchard lost to Sloane Stephens in the second round of the WTA Premier Mandatory China Open.[37] At the beginning of October at the HP Open, she made it to the first WTA singles final of her career and became the first Canadian to reach a WTA singles final since Rebecca Marino in 2011 in Memphis.[38] She ultimately lost toSamantha Stosur in the final.[39] At the BGL Luxembourg Open, the last tournament of her season, Bouchard was defeated by Andrea Petkovic in the first round.[40] Bouchard was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year after her breakthrough season, the first Canadian since Carling Bassett-Seguso in 1983 to win the award.[3][4]

2014: Top 20 and first WTA title[edit]Edit

[5][6]Bouchard during the victory ceremony in Nürnberg

Bouchard started the new season at the Hopman Cup where she represented Canada with Milos Raonic, followed by a first round exit at the Apia International Sydney to Bethanie Mattek-Sands.[41] The next week, Bouchard won her opening match at the Australian Open over wildcard Tang Haochen,[42] followed by wins over Virginie Razzano,[43] Lauren Davis,[44] and Casey Dellacqua to advance to the quarterfinals. She was the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal since Patricia Hy-Boulais at the 1992 US Open.[45] In the quarterfinals, Bouchard defeated Ana Ivanovic and advanced to the semifinals, her best result at any Grand Slam to date. This was the first time a Canadian reached an Australian Open semifinal and only the second time in a Grand Slam, after Carling Bassett-Seguso at the 1984 US Open.[5] She was eliminated by world no. 4 Li Na in the semifinals, but guaranteed herself a spot in the worlds top-20 for the first time.[46] Two weeks later, she won both of her singles matches in the Fed Cup World Group II first round against Serbia, helping Canada reach the World Group playoffs for the first time since 2004.[47]

At the BNP Paribas Open, Bouchard defeated Peng Shuai in the second round and scored her third win over a member of the top 10 with a victory over Sara Errani in the third round.[48] Her run was stopped by world no. 7 Simona Halep in the fourth round.[49] Bouchard reached the quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup for the second straight year with wins over Alla Kudryavtseva and Venus Williams in the second and third rounds respectively.[50] She then advanced to the semifinals for the first time after defeating world no. 8 Jelena Janković, her fourth win over a top 10 player, but lost to Andrea Petkovic.[51][52] At the Fed Cup World Group Play-offs two weeks later, Bouchard helped Canada get its place in the World Group I, the first time ever for the country since the introduction of the new World Group format in 1995, by winning her two singles matches.[53] At the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, a French Open warm up tournament, Bouchard won the first WTA singles title of her career with a victory over Karolína Plíšková in the final. She is the first Canadian to win a WTA singles title since Aleksandra Wozniak at the Bank of the West Classic in 2008 and the sixth in history.[54][55]

At the French Open, Bouchard defeated Shahar Pe'erJulia Görges and Johanna Larsson respectively in the first three rounds to set up a clash with world no. 9 Angelique Kerber in the round of 16. She won the match in straight sets in only 52 minutes, her fifth victory over a member of the top 10, to reach the quarterfinals. She then defeated Carla Suárez Navarro in three sets to make it to her second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal.[56] In the semifinals, she was eliminated by world no. 8 and eventual tournament winner Maria Sharapova in three sets.[6] At Wimbledon, Bouchard defeated Daniela HantuchovaSilvia Soler-Espinosa, and Andrea Petkovic all in straight sets to reach the fourth round, where she will face Alize Cornet who defeated Serena Williams in their quarter of the draw.

Playing style and equipment[edit]Edit

Bouchard is known for hitting the ball extremely early and rushing her opponent with a severely high groundstroke tempo, which has been described as "hell" to play against.[57] She will also make drastic and unpredictable changes in ball direction.[58] At the 2014 Australian Open, Ana Ivanovic stated that "[Eugenie is] a very aggressive player. It's sometimes very hard to read her game. There are no real patterns, like with other players. She's a great mover."[11]

Bouchard uses a Babolat AeroPro Drive racquet and she is sponsored by Nike.

WTA career finals[edit]Edit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. October 13, 2013 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard [7]Samantha Stosur 6–3, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 1. May 24, 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nürnberg, Germany Clay [8]Karolína Plíšková 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. August 3, 2013 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard [9]Taylor Townsend [10]Shuko Aoyama

[11]Vera Dushevina

3–6, 3–6

WTA Challenger and ITF Circuit finals[edit]Edit

Singles: 7 (6 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]Edit

Legend
WTA Challenger 125s (0–0)
ITF $100,000 (0–0)
ITF $75,000 (0–0)
ITF $50,000 (1–1)
ITF $25,000 (2–0)
ITF $15,000 (0–0)
ITF $10,000 (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 5, 2011 Burnie, Australia Hard [12]Zheng Saisai 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. April 10, 2011 Šibenik, Croatia Clay [13] Jessica Ginier 6–2, 6–0
Winner 3. May 12, 2012 Båstad, Sweden Clay [14] Katharina Lehnert 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner 4. May 19, 2012 Båstad, Sweden Clay [15] Milana Špremo 6–3, 6–0
Winner 5. July 22, 2012 Granby, Canada Hard [16]Stéphanie Dubois 6–2, 5–2 ret.
Runner–up 1. October 28, 2012 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) [17]Madison Keys 4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. November 4, 2012 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) [18]Sharon Fichman 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]Edit

Legend
WTA Challenger 125s (0–0)
ITF $100,000 (0–0)
ITF $75,000 (0–1)
ITF $50,000 (1–2)
ITF $25,000 (0–0)
ITF $15,000 (0–0)
ITF $10,000 (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. July 9, 2011 Waterloo, Canada Clay [19]Megan Moulton-Levy [20]Alexandra Mueller

[21]Asia Muhammad

3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Winner 1. April 22, 2012 Dothan, United States Clay [22]Jessica Pegula [23]Sharon Fichman

[24]Marie-Ève Pelletier

6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner–up 2. November 2, 2012 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) [25]Jessica Pegula [26]Gabriela Dabrowski

[27]Alla Kudryavtseva

2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner–up 3. November 11, 2012 Phoenix, United States Hard [28]Ulrikke Eikeri [29]Jacqueline Cako

[30]Natalie Pluskota

3–6, 6–2, [4–10]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]Edit

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2012 Wimbledon Grass [31]Elina Svitolina 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2011 Wimbledon Grass [32]Grace Min [33]Demi Schuurs

[34]Tang Haochen

5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2012 Wimbledon Grass [35]Taylor Townsend [36]Belinda Bencic

[37]Ana Konjuh

6–4, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]Edit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. This table is current through the 2014 Topshelf Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A Q2 SF 0 / 1 5–1 83%
French Open A A A A A 2R SF 0 / 2 6–2 75%
Wimbledon A A A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
US Open A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 10–2 0 / 5 14–5 74%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A NH 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Year-End Championships
WTA Tour Championships A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A Q1 4R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Miami A A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Madrid NH A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Beijing NTI A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Doha A Not P5 A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Canada Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Cincinnati NTI A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Tokyo A A A A A QF NP5 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Wuhan Not Held 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Career Statistics
Tournaments Played 5 4 8 16 21 24 16 94
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Overall Win–Loss 0–5 3–3 11–8 25–15 46–16 39–24 30–13 154–84
Win % 0% 50% 58% 63% 74% 62% 70% 65%
Year-End Ranking 1104 1068 538 302 144 32

Doubles performance timeline[edit]Edit

This table is current through the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
French Open A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Wimbledon 3R 1R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
US Open 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 2–2 2–2 0 / 4 4–4 50%

WTA Tour career earnings[edit]Edit

Year Grand Slam

singles titles

WTA

singles titles

Total

singles titles

Earnings ($) Money list rank
2010 0 0 0 4,125 n/a
2011 0 0 0 12,858 n/a
2012 0 0 0 64,695 n/a
2013 0 0 0 415,742 61
2014 0 1 1 1,233,624 9
Career* 0 1 1 1,738,730 169

*As of June 23, 2014

Head-to-head vs. top 20 ranked players[edit]Edit

Bouchard's win-loss record (10–16, 38%) against players who were ranked world no. 20 or higher when played is as follows:[59] Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.

Top 10 wins per season[edit]Edit

Season 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Wins 0 0 0 0 2 3

Wins over top 10 players per season[edit]Edit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2013
1. [52]Samantha Stosur 9 Charleston, United States Clay 3R 6–1, 2–0 ret.
2. [53]Jelena Janković 10 Tokyo, Japan Hard 3R 7–5, 6–2
2014
3. [54]Sara Errani 10 Indian Wells, United States Hard 3R 6–3, 6–3
4. [55]Jelena Janković 8 Charleston, United States Clay QF 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
5. [56]Angelique Kerber 9 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 6–1, 6–2

Awards[edit]Edit

2013 – WTA Newcomer of the Year[3][4] 2013 – Tennis Canada female player of the year[60] 2013 – Bobbie Rosenfeld Award[61]

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