Eugenie Bouchard: Winning Wimbledon Juniors Is My Proudest Accomplishment, But My Goal Is To Win A Real One
by Tom Gainey | August 31st, 2014, 10:53 am

Eugenie Bouchard has survived the rash of upsets thus far at the US Open. Just three of the Top 8 seeds remain in the women’s draw and that includes Bouchard who made the Wimbledon finals and the French and Australian semis.

Last night the 20-year-old needed three sets to clip Barbora Strycova Zahlavova, and afterward she revealed that winning the Wimbledon juniors was a bigger achievement than reaching the Wimbledon finals.

“I’m very proud of my [Wimbledon] title win in the juniors. That’s still my proudest accomplishment in my career to date,” Bouchard said. “But, you know, my real goal is to win a real one. I think it’s going to take a lot. I think it’s going to take better tennis than what I did tonight. It’s going to take the fight I showed tonight. I want to improve on playing the way I know I can play which is much better than what I did today.”

Tomorrow in her first fourth round US Open match Bouchard will play Russian Ekatarina Makarova.

“I think I’ve played her once and I lost that match I think a couple years ago,” Bouchard said. “I know she plays really well. I think she’s played well this year. I think she had a good result at Wimbledon. It’s always tricky playing a lefty, so I’m going to get my 60-year-old coach to serve to me. Hopefully that will prepare me a little bit.”

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5 Comments for Eugenie Bouchard: Winning Wimbledon Juniors Is My Proudest Accomplishment, But My Goal Is To Win A Real One

Hippy Chic Says:

Nice attitude,you made the final Genie you just need to go one better,best of luck Genie….

jane Says:

i like how she’s been fighting the last 2 matches and really showing some emotion. hope she continues to improve. she’s in a tough half of the draw here, though, with both vika and serena on that side.

Margot Says:

Maria’s serve is all over the place, think it’s the wind.
Cilic and Anderson 1 set each. Trying to watch two matches and post…wow, talk about multi-tasking ;)

jane Says:

lol, margot the multi-tasker. i like it. yes, maria having to find a way to deal with the elements. but she’s taken the second, which, as hippy opined on the other thread, is likely an ominous sign for the woz.

Hippy Chic Says:

Women do it better,multi task that is,amongst other things,lol the sexist hippy chic….

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