Who is Genie Bouchard? The First Canadian in Tennis World’s Top Five

Eugenie Bouchard is a Canadian tennis celebrity. In 2014, she became the first Canadian tennis player to make the top five in the world. She achieved two Grand Slam semifinals at the Australian Open and the French Open. But who is she to make a whole country go nuts about her?

Canada’s Sweetheart

In 2012, she won the women’s title at Wimbledon. This was incredible for Canada, as never before had anyone won a junior Grand Slam singles title. She became the first Canadian singles player to compete in a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.

WTA’s Most Improved Player award in 2013.

She won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award for Canadian Women’s Athlete of the Year in 2013 and 2014.

In 2015, after winning her third-round match at the US Open, she slipped in the locker room and fell, leading to a concussion. She won a million-dollar lawsuit against the organizers.

By 2016, she made her debut in Rio. She made it to the second round of the singles and doubles tournaments.

Personal Life

She has a twin sister named Beatrice and two younger brothers. She started playing tennis when she was 5 years old. At the age of nine, she won an event in Montreal and qualified for a tournament of 12 and under in France. From that moment on, she knew that tennis was what she wanted in life.

At age 12, she moved to Florida to join Nick Saviano but at age 15, she returned to Montreal to train with the National Tennis Training Center.

Bouchard has won the hearts and respect of all Canadians.