Eugenie Bouchard

Key Facts

Date of Birth: 25/02/1994
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence: Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 1.78 m / 5′ 10″
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: active
Career: 2009 – Present
Prize Money: $5,154,181

 

 

Biography

Currently ranked no. 47 in the world, Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a twin sister, Beatrice, both of whom are named after Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York. She also has two younger siblings, sister Charlotte (born 1995) , who is named after the daughter of Monagesque Royal Caroline. And brother William (born 1999), who is named after Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. She is fluent in both French and English.

 

She started playing tennis at the tender age of five. At age 12, she moved to Florida with her mother to be coached by Nick Saviano, where she met one of her best childhood friends, tennis player Laura Robson. At 15, Bouchard returned to Montreal for training.

 

She won the 2012 Wimbledon girls’ title and met her idol, Roger Federer, at the Wimbledon Ball that year. She described talking with Federer as a highlight of her life. 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. Following the end of the 2013 WTA Tour, she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year.

 

Tauziat left after the season and Saviano committed to a more present role alongside Bouchard, for the 2014 WTA Tour. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Bouchard became the first Canadian-born player representing Canada 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 as well as 2014 French Open. Bouchard received the WTA Most Improved Player award for the 2014 season.

 

2015 and 2016, both proved to have mixed results with various coaching changes and some success. Bouchard uses a Babolat Pure Aero racquet. Her equipment sponsors are Nike and Babolat.

 

Genie plays very aggressive tennis and is known for producing drastic and unpredictable changes in ball direction, which confusing her opponents and result in scoring points. However a lot of her shots tend to land outside the court, which means her overall shot accuracy percentage is very low.

 

 

Career Stats

Singles

Career titles: 1 WTA, 6 ITF
Current ranking: 43

 

Doubles

Career titles: 1 ITF
Current ranking: 1,041

 

 

Awards

2013 – WTA Newcomer of the Year
2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 – Tennis Canada female player of the year
2013 / 2014 – Bobbie Rosenfeld Award
2014 – QMI Agency Canadian Athlete of the Year

 

 

Fun Facts

Her fans call themselves “the Genie Army”

 

She can juggle!

 

Ginie idolized Maria Sharapova growing up and is a huge Roger Federer fan.

 

She has said that if her tennis career didn’t take off, she’d be an air traffic controller.