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Eugenie Bouchard: 5 Things to Know About Tennis’ New ‘It’ Girl

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Tennis' New 'It Girl' Takes Wimbledon by Storm

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Tennis' New 'It Girl' Takes Wimbledon by Storm

Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard is tennis’ new “it” girl.

The 20-year-old Canadian is taking Wimbledon by storm. While many expected that she would be a champion of the future, Bouchard is making a name for herself right now.

On Thursday, she beat her third-ranked opponent to qualify for her first-ever Grand Slam final.

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Speaking at a press conference after the match, Bouchard said she wasn’t surprised by her win.

“I expect good result like this and so, for me, it’s like, good, it’s a step in the right direction,” she said.

Bouchard is now just one step away from wining the biggest title of them all - that of Wimbledon champion – but it’s not just her swing that’s catching people’s eyes.

Thanks to her good looks and winning smile, Bouchard is already gracing magazine covers and is a crowd favorite.

5 Things to Know About Eugenie Bouchard

  • Bouchard and her twin sister, Beatrice, were named after British royalty.
  • She has told reporters that Justin Bieber would be her dream date.
  • One of her biggest supporters is “The Big Bang” star Jim Parsons.
  • Bouchard has three siblings, including her twin sister.
  • At a Wimbledon press conference on Saturday, she wore a kimono and carried a teddy bear.
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