Bouchard not named Canadian player of the year for first time since 2012

Tennis - The 17-year-old Bianca Andreescu got this award

Author: Luigi Gatto | 2017-12-07 10:00 | 3657 reads

Eugenie Bouchard was named the female Canadian player of the year for four years in a row between 2013 and 2016, but now things have changed and she is outside top 80. This year the award went to Bianca Andreescu, who won Junior Australian Open and Junior French Open titles in doubles. She also played a key role in Fed Cup and achieved a career-high ranking at No. 143. She got her best career win in terms of ranking defeating World No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic in Washington. 'I want to thank Tennis Canada for these amazing honours', said Andreescu, who got the award despite Bouchard is ranked higher than her. 'By its very nature winning all three of these awards this year tells you this was a transitional year for me. Honestly, the learning curve was intense and steep. However, when I look back at my two Grand Slam championships with Carson and qualifying for Wimbledon, my first WTA quarter-final, my first Rogers Cup main draw, an amazing Fed Cup victory on the WTA circuit and several ITF accomplishments, I am very pleased with the year overall. I want to thank my team of coaches and trainers for their support and hard work throughout the year. Without them this would not be possible.'

Gabriela Dabrowski was named the doubles player of the year, while Carol Zhao Is the most improved.

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