The younger generation of the Bouchard family consists of four members: Eugenie, her twin sister Beatrice, Charlotte and William, the only male in the group. Born on February 25th 1994, Eugenie Bouchard distinguished herself for the first time in the world of professional tennis at the age of twenty in 2014, a season in which she reached the final at Wimbledon and the semifinal at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, thus touching the 5th position of the women's ranking.
As a result of these incredible results, the young woman was awarded the Most Improved Player Award by the WTA. Two years earlier, she had already triumphed in the junior Wimbledon edition, defeating the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in the last match.
Today, far from the results of the past, Eugenie is around the 140th position in the world rankings.
Beatrice Bouchard: "The conditions were difficult"
Recently, Beatrice released the following interview, also published by EssentiallySports: "We are certainly not a simple, happy or perfect family.
We are far from all this. Our parents got divorced, they were no longer happy together. Genie was almost always with my mom, while I was with William and Charlotte at our father's." The young woman continued: “We were separated and that created a lot of tension between my mom and me, between Charlotte and Will, then between my dad and Genie.
Even today everything is not perfect, quite the contrary. Suffice it to say that I have seen Genie twice a year from the age of ten." Eugenie has only won one career title: it is the 2014 Nuremberg trophy, when she overtook Czech Karolina Pliskova in her last match.
On the other hand, six finals have been lost on the Tour: the last last September, surprised by Patricia Maria Tig in Istanbul. The former top 5 does not compete in a round of 16 in a Grand Slam event since the US Open 2015, when she decided to forfeit before her match against Roberta Vinci, future finalist of the tournament.
The greatests tennis stars on the planet, like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world. Roger Federer, after he said he will not play the Australian Slam, should come back on the court, for the joy of his fans, at the end of February or at the beginning of March.
The new season has yet to begin but there is already a desire to put a disastrous 2020 behind us from all points of view and start the new year with the first Grand Slam of the year in the hope that the pandemic can slowly regress and bring back the planet to live seriously and also allow the world of sport to perform in front of the general crowd.