Profile: Eugenie Bouchard
- Published: 18/02/2017
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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)
Career: 2009 – Present
Prize Money: $5,154,181
Currently ranked no. 47 in the world, Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a twin sister, Beatrice. Both are named after Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York. She also has two younger siblings. Charlotte (born 1995), who is named after the daughter of Monagesque Royal Caroline. And William (born 1999), who is named after Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. She is fluent in both French and English.
Eugenie Bouchard started playing tennis at the tender age of five. At age 12, she relocated to Florida with her mother to be coached by Nick Saviano. While there, she met one of her best childhood friends, Laura Robson, who is also an excellent tennis player. However, age 15, Eugenie returned to Montreal to continue training on her home turf.
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. Her hard work paid off and she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year, following the 2013 WTA Tour.
Tauziat left after the season. Saviano therefore committed to taking a more present role 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. However, she finished 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 as a result of various coaching changes. However, the future is very bright for Eugenie Bouchard!
Eugenie uses a Babolat Pure Aero racquet. Her equipment sponsors including Nike and Babolat as well as others.
Genie plays very aggressive tennis. She is known for producing drastic and unpredictable changes in ball direction. This often confuses her opponents and as a result she usually scores points. However a lot of her shots tend to land outside the court, which means her overall shot accuracy percentage is very low.
Career titles: 1 WTA, 6 ITF
Current ranking: 43
Career titles: 1 ITF
Current ranking: 1,041
WTA Newcomer of the Year 2013
2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 – Tennis Canada female player of the year
2013 / 2014 – Bobbie Rosenfeld Award
QMI Agency Canadian Athlete of the Year 2014
Fun Facts about Eugenie Bouchard
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.