Former world No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard described the 2014 Wimbledon final loss as "scarring" and admitted she hasn't re-watched her first Grand Slam final. In 2014, a 20-year-old Bouchard made Canadian tennis history when she became the first Canadian ever to reach a Grand Slam final.
Bouchard was playing great tennis throughout the entire tournament as she reached the final without a dropped set. Bouchard dominantly reached the 2014 Wimbledon final but there she stood no chance as former world No. 2 Petra Kvitova ousted her 6-3 6-0.
"I was the first Canadian to ever reach a Grand Slam final,” Bouchard said on the Off the Vine podcast, per Sportskeeda. “I made history in a sense. And I was obviously very proud to do that for myself and my country.
Unfortunately, I did lose in the final, I got my bu*t kicked. But you live and you learn”.
Bouchard: No, I haven't re-watched the 2014 Wimbledon final
"To this day, I still have not been able to re-watch that match," Bouchard revealed.
"Because often we try to watch tapes of ourselves, and films, to learn good matches and bad matches and that one was so scarring, I have not been able to watch it”. Kvitova is a two-time Wimbledon champion as she lifted her first Wimbledon title in 2011.
Bouchard admitted Kvitova was simply the better player in the 2014 Wimbledon final and admitted she can't relive it because it's a "traumatic experience" and "so painful." "Kvitova had won Wimbledon before so I just came across an opponent who was playing out of their mind," Bouchard said.
"There was not much I could do. It's one of those traumatic experiences. It's like you can't relive that because it's just so painful." During her appearance on the podcast, Bouchard also revealed she is hoping to come back at either the French Open or Wimbledon. Bouchard hasn't played since 2021 March due to a shoulder surgery.