“Bringing Home the Bacon”: Eugenie Bouchard Thrilled As Canada Women’s Soccer Team Bag the Gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 08/07/2021, 6:20 AM EDT
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates against Jamie Loeb of the United States during their round 3 women’s singles qualifying match during the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 24, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)


Tennis personality Eugenie Bouchard has been one of the most notable players on the Tour. The Canadian star is quite popular with fans and amongst the tennis fraternity. When she first emerged on Tour, she grew in popularity rather quickly. 

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In recent months, Eugenie Bouchard has been quite active on social media. As she has spent most of the time on the sidelines due to injury, she has found a way to remain connected with fans. She has been following the Tokyo Olympics thoroughly and expresses her joy whenever an athlete or a team from Canada competes. 

Eugene Bouchard of Canada reacts in her second round match against Serena Williams of the United States during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

She recently was overwhelmed as the women’s soccer team of Canada won the gold medal. She commented, “WOMEN’s SOCCER!!! BRINGING HOME THE BACON!!! So proud.” To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games is something that holds tremendous importance for an athlete. 

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The Canadian women’s soccer team picked up the gold medal in thrilling fashion against Sweden. The win came by way of a Penalty shoot-out where Canada inched past Sweden with a 3-2 score on the scoreboards. Chiefly, this is the first time they have picked up Olympic gold in the sport of soccer. 

Eugenie Bouchard has barely played tennis this season

Reflecting on Bouchard’s season, she began competing at the Australian Open but couldn’t make it past the second qualifying round. After that, she played a couple of tournaments in Mexico, reaching the finals in the first event and losing in the opening round in the second. 

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the training match in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre on August 04, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Since then, she has not played any event and had to undergo surgery on her right shoulder. She has not been on Tour for a long time. However, she has taken up a role of an analyst on the Tennis Channel and will continue to do so until the US Open Series events are over with. 

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It’s been a while since she has been away from Tour and fans have been waiting to see the Canadian star return to action, competing on the tennis courts. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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