Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal, Quebec, made Canadian sports history today as the first woman to make it to the Ladies’ Singles final in tennis at Wimbledon.
The No. 13 seed, Bouchard played 3rd seed Simona Halep of Romania in a closely matched contest. But Genie managed to dominate on the grass, 7-6 (5), 6-2
I expect good results like this
Tennis enthusiasts across the country gathered in various places around television sets to watch the competition this morning, and people are celebrating and conveying their best wishes in tweets and e-mails.
The Canadian Football League took to twitter to congratulate the 20 year-old athlete, who only two years ago, won the Girls’ Singles at Wimbledon.
In an interview following the victory, Eugenie Bouchard said “I expect good results like this” and, that it was not time to celebrate as she has another match to play.
Bouchard will play No. 6 seed, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women’s final Saturday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Kvitova won Wimbledon in 2011. A powerful lefty she defeated Bouchard in straight sets in Toronto last year.
“I’m just gonna go for it,” said Bouchard, who reached the semis of the Australian and French Opens this season. “I’ll have probably my toughest match yet.”