Tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was born in Canada on February 25, 1994. She was the first Canadian-born player to represent Canada in a singles Grand Slam final at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, losing to Petra Kvitová in the final. In addition, Bouchard advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 French Open and Australian Open. She was recognized as the 2013 WTA Newcomer of the Year after winning the kids’ title at Wimbledon in 2012.
Finally, Bouchard became the first tennis player from Canada to be rated in the top 5 in singles format, won the WTA Most Improved Player award for the 2014 season, and attained a career-high ranking of No. 5.
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In Montreal, Eugenie Bouchard was one of the twins born to investment banker Michel Bouchard and Julie Leclair.
When Bouchard was five years old, she joined Tennis Canada’s National Training Center in Montreal and began playing tennis. She was raised in Westmount, where she went to a private girls’ school called The Study for elementary school and shared a street with former prime minister Brian Mulroney.
She relocated to Florida with her family at the age of 12. The 4 kids went to Fort Lauderdale’s private school. One of Eugenie’s closest childhood friends, tennis player Laura Robson, whom she met while working with Nick Saviano as a coach.
Her siblings began to refer to her as “the chosen one” after that. Bouchard went back to Montreal for training when she was 15.
To help Eugenie’s career, her father founded a limited partnership named “Tennis Mania.” In exchange for a 10% share of Bouchard’s potential earnings when she turned pro, he and two other investors invested money in the partnership. A court determined in August 2013 that the partnership has no legal interests since Eugenie, who was 9 at the time, could not have conceivably consented to part withholdings of her future earnings.
The money her father invested in the partnership before Eugenie turned professional, according to her father’s argument, was a commercial loss that would have resulted in a tax advantage for him.
Eugenie Bouchard took part in the 2005 Open Super 12 competition at Auray, France. In 2008, she won the ITF singles and doubles championships in Costa Rica as well as the ITF All-Canadian singles title in Burlington, Ontario. She won the Canadian Under-18 Indoor Championship in Toronto in 2009 at the age of just 15.
At this competition, Bouchard defeated fellow Quebecer Marianne Jodoin to win the indoor competition at the age of 15 and a month, making her one of the youngest winners ever. Later that year, in Caserta, Italy, she defeated No. 798 Frederica Grazioso to win her maiden main-draw professional match. She also won the Pan American Closed ITF Championships in the same year.
She fell to fifth-seeded Monica Puig in the junior singles quarterfinal match at the Australian Open. A week later, at the $25k Burnie International, she overcame fellow 16-year-old qualifier Zheng Saisai to win her first professional title. At the $10k tournament in Ibenik, Croatia, in April, she overcame qualifier Jessica Guinier to win her second professional championship. She was injured and couldn’t attend the French Open.
The No. 3 seed Irina Khromacheva defeated Bouchard in the quarterfinals of the junior singles competition at Wimbledon, but the pair won the junior doubles competition. A week later, she and Megan Moulton-Levy advanced to their first professional doubles final at the $50,000 tournament in Waterloo, where they were defeated.
She defeated Alison Riske, who was rated 114th, at the Citi Open in College Park at the end of July. Her first WTA Tour victory came in the main draw. She got the opportunity to face No. 2 seed, Nadia Petrova, after that victory, but she lost the match.
For the second year in a row, Bouchard advanced to the junior Australian Open quarterfinals but fell to Yulia Putintseva. At the $50,000 tournament in Dothan, Alabama, Eugenie Bouchard, and partner Jessica Pegula claimed victory. In the final, she overcame fellow Canadians Marie-ve Pelletier and Sharon Fichman.
Eugenie Bouchard defeated Katharina Lehnert in the final of the $10k in Bastad in May to earn her third professional singles championship. When she defeated Milana Premo in the final, she won her second consecutive ITF championship the following week in Bastad. Bouchard defeated third seed Elina Svitolina to win the junior singles match at Wimbledon.
Eugenie Bouchard advanced to her first WTA quarterfinal of the season but lost to Sloane Stephens. She defeated Shahar Pe’er, the former world No. 11, in the opening round of the Rogers Cup. She subsequently fell to Li Na, the champion of the 2011 French Open, in the next round.
At the Saguenay Challenger, Bouchard competed in her maiden $50k final but fell to Madison Keys. She won her first 50k tournament in the Toronto Challenger the following week. She also advanced to the doubles final. In the doubles final of a 75k in Phoenix, Bouchard’s final tournament of the year, she was defeated by Jacqueline Cako and Natalie Pluskota.
Eugenie Bouchard hired Nathalie Tauziat to coach and travel with her part-time for the 2013 campaign, and Bouchard changed her defensive, retrieving strategies from the junior level into an aggressive style of play. After the season, Tauziat was fired, and Saviano vowed to work with Bouchard in a more active capacity.
Eugenie Bouchard attempted to qualify for the Sydney International main draw at the beginning of the season, but she was defeated by Storm Sanders in the preliminary round of the qualifications. She competed in the Australian Open qualifiers before being defeated by Daria Gavrilova in the second round.
At the Copa Bionaire in Colombia, Eugenie Bouchard participated in the main draw. After defeating Laura Thorpe in the first round, she was defeated by Alexandra Panova in the following one. She had to play the qualifying rounds once more at the Copa Colsanitas. When she fell to Arantxa Parra Santonja in the second round, she was unable to advance to the main draw. She had defeated Richèl Hogenkamp in the first round.
In Acapulco, Eugenie Bouchard participated in the Mexican Open’s main event. She overcame first seed and defending champion Sara Errani after defeating Eva Birnerová in the opening round. She was given a wildcard entrance to the Miami Open, where she defeated Shahar Pe’er in her opening round before falling to Maria Sharapova, the No. 2 player in the world, in the second round.
She beat fellow qualifier Nastassja Burnett in straight sets at the Family Circle Cup to earn a spot in the main draw. Additionally, in the second round, she won in three sets against world No. 42 Laura Robson, giving her a top-50 victory. After the Australian quit the match, Bouchard prevailed over former US Open winner Samantha Stosur in the third round to advance to the Premier competition quarterfinals. Her young career’s first top-10 triumph came with this one.
At the French Open, Bouchard competed in her first Grand Slam main-draw match, winning in straight sets over Tsvetana Pironkova. She was defeated by Maria Sharapova, the reigning champion and current world No. 2.
In her debut round at Wimbledon, Bouchard defeated qualifier Galina Voskoboeva in three tense sets. She defeated former No. 1 and world No. 12 Ana Ivanovic on Centre Court in the second round, giving her one of the biggest victories of her career. But Carla Suárez Navarro knocked her out in the third round.
In the first WTA final of her career, Bouchard advanced to the doubles final at the tournament in Washington, D.C., at the beginning of August. In the final, she and partner Taylor Townsend lost against Shuko Aoyama and Vera Dushevina.
Bouchard had a great run at the Premier 5 Pan Pacific Open. She beat No. 9 seed, Sloane Stephens, in three close sets in the second round after taking down Monica Puig in the opening round. She advanced to her first WTA Premier-5 quarterfinal and fourth WTA quarterfinal of her career in the third round after defeating the former world No. 1 and sixth seed, Jelena Jankovic, in straight sets. This was her second victory over a player ranked in the top 10 overall.
With Milos Raonic, Eugenie began the new season at the Hopman Cup. She then lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round of the Sydney Open. The next week, Bouchard defeated wildcard Tang Haochen in her Australian Open debut before defeating Virginie Razzano, Lauren Davis, and Casey Dellacqua en route to the quarterfinals. Ana Ivanovic was defeated by Bouchard in the quarterfinals.
Although she lost to world No. 4 Li Na in the semifinals, she nevertheless made it into the top 20 for the first time. She defeated Serbia in the Fed Cup World Group II first round two weeks later by winning both of her singles matches, which helped Canada advance to the World Group playoffs for the first time since 2004.
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic, and Caroline Wozniacki were among the best athletes that qualified for the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore in October, although Bouchard was eliminated in the round-robin stage.
She was honored by the WTA as the Most Improved Player at the conclusion of the 2014 season. Saviano and Bouchard announced their separation on November 24, 2014. Bouchard placed seventh in the world at the end of the season.
Together with Vasek Pospisil, Bouchard started her season at the Hopman Cup for Canada. She was defeated by Lucie afáová of the Czech Republic in her opening match, and Canada went on to lose the tie. Following that, Canada won the match against the American team thanks to victories from Bouchard over Serena Williams and Pospisil over John Isner.
Although they won the penultimate match against Italy, they still placed second in the group and were eliminated. Bouchard was defeated by Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. On February 5, 2015, Bouchard started working with Victoria Azarenka’s Grand Slam-winning coach Sam Sumyk.
Bouchard won consecutive matches for the first time since March’s Indian Wells Open when she overcame Polona Hercog and Alison Riske, respectively, in the first and second rounds of the US Open. Bouchard defeated Dominika Cibulková in the third round in three sets to go to the second week of the US Open for the second consecutive year.
Given that Bouchard was also making progress in the doubles and mixed doubles events, the competition was considered Bouchard’s return to form. As a result of a concussion she sustained after tripping and falling in the locker room, Bouchard was unable to compete against Roberta Vinci in the fourth round.
Following the filing of further action on her behalf against the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the parties settled their dispute in 2018. Due to the injury, Bouchard was compelled to withdraw from other competitions, and for the balance of 2015, she only participated in one match, which she lost against Andrea Petkovic at the China Open in the second set due to dizziness. In the WTA rankings for 2015, Bouchard was ranked 48th in the world.
Bouchard began the new season in the Shenzhen Open, where she defeated Donna Viki and Nicole Gibbs in the first two rounds, more than three months after her last encounter. In the quarterfinals, Timea Babos defeated her. She upset Bethanie Mattek-Sands with just three games lost the following week at the Hobart International.
She then defeated Alison Van Uytvanck in a tight straight sets match to advance to her second consecutive quarterfinal of the year. She later beat Camila Giorgi and Dominika Cibulková to advance to her first final since the 2014 Wuhan Open, where she was defeated by Alizé Cornet in straight sets.
Bouchard participated in the Brisbane International to kick off the year. Shelby Rogers defeated her in the opening round. Bouchard defeated Zhang Shuai, ranked 23rd in the world, in the opening round of the Sydney International.
She next overcame world No. 6 Dominika Cibulková in straight sets to set up a quarterfinal matchup with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who was ranked No. 27 in the world. By defeating Pavlyuchenkova, she advanced to her first semifinal since February 2016. World No. 10 Johanna Konta defeated her. Bouchard won her first two matches at the Australian Open against Louisa Chirico and Peng Shuai before falling to CoCo Vandeweghe in the third round in three sets.
Her next four competitions, the Mexican Open, Indian Wells Masters, Miami Open, and Monterrey Open, all saw her lose in the opening round.
Near the close of 2017, Bouchard parted ways with coach Thomas Högstedt and then started working with Harold Solomon. She represented Canada at the Hopman Cup alongside Vasek Pospisil, however, they were unable to claim a single victory.
She lost all three of her singles matches in straight sets and sustained a buttock injury in her last match against Elise Mertens. At the Hobart International, Bouchard’s losing run continued when she lost to Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets once more. As a result, Bouchard dropped out of the top 100 in the WTA rankings for the first time since 2013.
The Auckland Open in New Zealand marked Bouchard’s season debut. There, she advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to top-seeded Julia Görges. At the competition, Bouchard teamed up with American Sofia Kenin to play doubles. The team went on to win the competition, giving Bouchard her first WTA Tour doubles victory.
At the Auckland Open, where she received a wildcard, Bouchard had some early signs of regaining her form. She won in straight sets over eighth seed Caroline Garcia and Kirsten Flipkens before falling to Amanda Anisimova in a tough encounter in the quarterfinals.
Unseeded Bouchard won her first two matches in the Australian Open qualification tournament over You Xiaodi and Maddison Inglis before suffering a disappointing straight sets loss to Martina Trevisan in the last qualifying round.
She beat the top seed, Svetlana Kuznetsova, at the Istanbul Cup after qualifying in the top half, making it all the way to the finals when she lost to Patricia Maria ig.
Eugenie Bouchard’s best Grand Slam performance since reaching the third round at the 2017 Australian Open came at the postponed 2020 French Open, where she lost to eventual champion Iga Swiatek.
Eugenie Bouchard began her 2021 season at the Australian Open, but in the second round of qualification, she was defeated by Yuan Yue in straight sets. In the opening round of Lyon, Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus defeated Bouchard in straight sets.
After being given a wildcard for the Abierto Zapopan Open, she beat qualifier Caroline Dolehide in three sets in the opening round before defeating eighth seed Kaja Juvan, Caty McNally, and qualifier Elisabetta Cocciaretto in straight sets to advance to her second WTA final in six months. In the final, Sara Sorribes Tormo defeated her in straight sets.
Eugenie Bouchard had slipped to 1459 in the WTA rankings as of February 28, 2022. She was no longer in the WTA rankings by May 2022. Bouchard announced her return to the tour in June, the first time since the 2021 Monterrey Open, at the Wimbledon Championships. She elected to skip the Championships despite having no WTA rankings points to contribute after obtaining entry through her protected ranking for Wimbledon.
Beatrice, Bouchard’s twin sister, is six minutes older than her. Additionally, she has two younger siblings: Charlotte (born in 1995) and William (born in 1999). She and her twin sister were given the names Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice of York, the children of Prince Andrew.
She was a strong math and science student who once thought about becoming a doctor. She speaks both French and English with ease. Roger Federer is her favorite tennis player, and she first met him in 2012 at the Wimbledon Ball. She cited her conversation with Federer as a career high point.