Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard (born February 25, 1994) is a Canadian professional tennis player currently ranked world no. 24. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the finals of a Grand Slam in singles, finishing runner-up to Petra Kvitová. She also reached the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open and 2014 French Open, and won the 2012 Wimbledon girls' title. Following the end of the 2013 WTA Tour, she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year. The next year, Bouchard received the WTA Most Improved Player award for the 2014 season.

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.

Bouchard plays very aggressive tennis and is known for hitting the ball early and rushing her opponent with a severely high groundstroke tempo.She will also make drastic and unpredictable changes in ball direction, which also causes many points won and winners, as her opponents don't know where she's going.
Bouchard uses a Babolat AeroPro Lite Pink racquet. Her equipment sponsors are Nike and Babolat.

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