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The Lovely and Talented Genie Bouchard
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#41 Posted : Monday, September 30, 2013 10:47:47 AM(UTC)
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First win in two straight sets...next is once again Sloane Stephens waitin !!!



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#42 Posted : Monday, September 30, 2013 12:25:44 PM(UTC)
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First win in two straight sets...next is once again Sloane Stephens waitin !!!



Tuesday COURT 1
06:30 CEST - [11] Sloane Stephens (USA)   V Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)


  Suspect they juggled court assignments to give Brit Eurosport Laura Robson instead. (Also, Yanks don't wanna risk seeing Sloane whacked again by the Canuk.

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#43 Posted : Sunday, October 06, 2013 6:07:39 PM(UTC)
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                 Osaka, Japan


Monday (07 October) CEST (GMT +2)


07:00 Bouchard - Lepchenko (WTA Osaka)
"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#44 Posted : Monday, October 07, 2013 12:20:41 AM(UTC)
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http://www.hp-open.jp/score.html#t02

SAJONARA :)


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#45 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 5:25:34 AM(UTC)
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3th semi-final 2013...great year and more to come !!!



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#46 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:20:48 AM(UTC)
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This is "MORE"...FIRST WTA FINAL vs MAD SAM !!!

It was already a breakthrough year for Eugenie Bouchard and she kept the success coming on Saturday, powering through to the first WTA final of her career at the HP Open in Osaka.

Watch live action from Osaka all week on WTA Live powered by TennisTV!

Facing Japan's own Kurumi Nara, a first-time WTA semifinalist, there were some close moments early on - the two traded breaks and found themselves even at 2-all - but the No.5-seeded Bouchard came alive, winning the next seven games in a row to build a 62 30 lead, and she would close it out, 62 62.

Coming into this week, Bouchard's best WTA results were a pair of semifinals, both this year, at Strasbourg (where she fell to Alizé Cornet) and Québec City (where she fell to Lucie Safarova).

Now the 19-year-old Canadian - the No.1 teenager in the world - is into her first WTA final.

Awaiting Bouchard in the final will be No.3 seed Samantha Stosur, who won her semifinal match earlier in the day. Bouchard beat Stosur in their only previous meeting, though it did come via retirement.

"I played Eugenie one time but I had to pull out injured during the match," Stosur said. "It was an injury from Indian Wells, a pulled calf muscle. So I wasn't really ready to play in Charleston, and I wasn't really paying much attention in that match, so I'm going to have to do a bit of homework tonight."

Nara was playing her first WTA semifinal. She had never even been to a WTA quarterfinal beforehand.


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#47 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:25:41 AM(UTC)
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As they say in French..."BONNE MERDE" !



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#48 Posted : Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:04:00 AM(UTC)
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I am polite and I say : "BONNE CHANCE !"

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#49 Posted : Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:07:08 AM(UTC)
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GREAT FINAL...another step forwards:)



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#50 Posted : Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:29:50 PM(UTC)
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Came close had the finish line in sight and couldn't get it done and then got frustrated and Sam picked up her level and played well. Genie needs more serve, especially her second serve which Sam ended up feasting on in the third set. She plays one last event this year in Luxembourg and has gotten a tough draw with Petko. She is also playing Hopman Cup with Milos in Oz to start the year. Didn't qualify for AO last year, but could be seeded this time, which is quite the accomplishment for a 19 year old these days. Will be #32 tomorrow, but loses a few points from Challengers she won late last year. She needs to do well in Lux do assure her AO seeding. Hope Masha is back for AO....
Masha is my #1!!
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#51 Posted : Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:31:50 PM(UTC)
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Came close had the finish line in sight and couldn't get it done and then got frustrated and Sam picked up her level and played well. Genie needs more serve, especially her second serve which Sam ended up feasting on in the third set. She plays one last event this year in Luxembourg and has gotten a tough draw with Petko. She is also playing Hopman Cup with Milos in Oz to start the year. Didn't qualify for AO last year, but could be seeded this time, which is quite the accomplishment for a 19 year old these days. Will be #32 tomorrow, but loses a few points from Challengers she won late last year. She needs to do well in Lux do assure her AO seeding. Hope Masha is back for AO....


Good to hear about Hopman Cup.  Perth is so widely broadcast in Oz, we can typically get quite a bit of stream--often unmediated by "the usual suspects". lol


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#52 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:02:17 AM(UTC)
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Genie on CANUCK-TV:)


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#53 Posted : Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:42:58 AM(UTC)
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NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR !!!



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#54 Posted : Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:45:56 AM(UTC)
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SOON AT THE TOP...Genie <3<3<3

Sometimes the transition from the juniors to the pros is a difficult one - the raw talent is apparent, they just need some time to develop the complete package. But when it comes to this year's WTA Newcomer Of The Year, it didn't take long for the genie to come out of the bottle.

Eugenie Bouchard - or Genie Bouchard, as she likes to be called - burst into the international spotlight last year with her victory in the Wimbledon juniors, becoming the first Canadian, male or female, ever to win a Grand Slam title in singles. She reached her first WTA quarterfinal a few weeks later at the International event in Washington DC and eventually wrapped up the 2012 season ranked No.144.

For some players, a good follow-up season might be getting into the main draws of Grand Slams, making the Top 100, just improving in general. But Bouchard has done more - a lot more, in fact.

Bouchard reached the quarterfinals or better five times during the 2013 season - the quarterfinals of Premier-level events in Charleston and Tokyo, the semifinals of Strasbourg and Québec City and her first WTA final at Osaka. She scored her first two Top 10 wins - Sam Stosur and Jelena Jankovic. And she had some near-Top 10 wins as well, Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon and Sloane Stephens in Tokyo.

The Canadian kept climbing the rankings throughout the year, breaking the Top 100 after Charleston and the Top 50 after Québec City, and after that maiden WTA final in Osaka she hit No.32 in the world, where she would eventually end the year - not just Canada's No.1, but the No.1 teenager in the world.

That rapid ascension - as well as her lethal combination of power, athleticism, nerves of steel and a penchant for taking the ball early - earns her this year's WTA Award for Newcomer Of The Year.

So what does the Newcomer Of The Year think about her rise, pressure and everything in between?

"I put enough pressure on myself, and that's really the only kind of pressure I want to focus on," she said during an interview on Canadian TV last week. "I can't really control other players' results and my ranking so much, so I just want to focus on improving and playing the best I can in every tournament.

"If there's pressure, that's great - I love playing in big moments, and in pressure moments."


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#55 Posted : Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:15:24 AM(UTC)
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WHO ELSE? :)



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#56 Posted : Sunday, December 15, 2013 8:44:49 AM(UTC)
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Bouchard Makes Maclean's Cover

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#57 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2013 11:13:57 AM(UTC)
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Eugenie Bouchard named Canadian female athlete of year...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports...-year-1.2477057?cmp=rss

Genie plays the HOPMAN CUP...


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#58 Posted : Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:32:25 AM(UTC)
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Official site...GO GENIE !!!


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#59 Posted : Saturday, December 28, 2013 3:23:06 PM(UTC)
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Really nice revenge win for Genie over Sam in three sets, coming back from a set down and enduring a rough patch in the middle of the second set. She then played a great 3rd set, very aggressive, fearless and believing in herself. Tomorrow she plays Aggie for the first time, which should be interesting. I think she can take her, if she can figure Aggie's game out quick enough. I might be going to see Fed Cup in Montreal, Canada vs Serbia, which will be great.
Masha is my #1!!
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#60 Posted : Monday, December 30, 2013 3:40:54 PM(UTC)
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Genie lost to Aggie in 3 sets, showing her usual fighting spirit coming back from a set and 4-1 down to force a third, saving 4 match points. Milos of course then shat the bed against #288 in the world to lose the tie, though they did put a win together in the mixed. Pretty impressive stuff from Genie in her match again.
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