10 to See: Genie Bouchard

Wednesday, Jul 26

Canada’s no. 1 female player is returning to Toronto for Rogers Cup presented by National Bank this August.

Name: Eugenie Bouchard

Age: 23-years-old (February 25, 1994)

Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Height: 5’10”

Ranking: 69

Best Shot: Backhand

Interesting fact: Bouchard was the first Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam title in singles at Wimbledon in 2012. On top of her singles title, she also won the junior girls’ doubles title with Taylor Townsend. Two years later she made more Canadian tennis history by becoming the first player to appear in a Grand Slam final.

Genie Bouchard will be making her seventh Rogers Cup main draw appearance this summer at Aviva Centre. It was in Toronto where Bouchard made her Rogers Cup debut back in 2011 against Andrea Petkovic. She was 17-years-old during her debut.

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in her Rogers Cup debut, 2011. Photo by Chris Trotman.

Bouchard’s best showing at Rogers Cup came last year in Montreal. She defeated former Roland Garros finalist Lucie Safarova in a thrilling third set tiebreak and backed up that win by overpowering world no. 11 Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-0 to make the third round.

This season for Bouchard has been highlighted by a semi-final finish in Sydney and an appearance in the third round of the Australian Open in January. During the clay season Bouchard contested against Maria Sharapova at the Mutua Madrid Open, a match which many labeled a contender for WTA Match of the Year. The WTA did announce that match as one of the top clay matches of the season.

RELATED: Bouchard gets first win over Sharapova

Following Wimbledon, Bouchard trained with Andre Agassi and Gil Reyes in Las Vegas prior to playing an exhibition match against Venus Williams at the BB&T Open in Atlanta – the first women’s match to be played at the ATP 250 event.

Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) plays Belinda Bencic (SUI) in the first round at Rogers Cup in Toronto, 2015.

The Canadian is coached by Thomas Hogstedt. The Swede has also coached Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Li Na, Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki.

Bouchard holds a 223-150 career record (67%) and has achieved a career-high ranking of no. 5 in October 2014.

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