Kudos to Eugenie Bouchard

Saturday, 5 July 2014

I don't know how many of you watch professional tennis, but as a Canadian, I have to give a shoutout to Genie Bouchard for crushing it at Wimbledon this year.

For all of you who are not crazy fangirls of Genie (**yet), Genie is a 20-year old Canadian tennis player from Montréal, Québec, who made it to her first Grand Slam finals match today.  She has climbed the ranks in record time; in 2013, she was ranked 66 in the world and went into Wimbledon 2014 as #13!  Although she lost to Petra Kvitova in straight sets this morning, she has made Canada so proud.  Genie - with twin sister, Beatrice -, named after the two British royals, has become the rising star of the WTA tour.  And I'm not just saying that because I'm from the 'north'; if you want proof, google the awards presentation of this year's Wimbledon final and you will be overwhelmed by the length of applause for Eugenie as runner-up.  Even the commentators, such as Chrissie Evert, noted the unusual amount of applause from the crowd as the loser of the match crossed center court to receive her prize.

Anyways, not to blabber on, but Eugenie Bouchard rocks, and she's the new face to watch in tennis.  Forget about the final score, you go Genie!

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