Eugenie Bouchard Edges Closer to Top 100 WTA Rankings Following WTA Guadalajara Success

Published 03/13/2021, 1:00 PM EST
PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 27: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles first round match against Anna Kalinskaya of Russia during day one of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on September 27, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Eugenie Bouchard has gotten an early change to her 2021 form. The Canadian, after failing to qualify for the Australian Open 2021, has now reached her second WTA final since 2016 at the WTA Abierto Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico. This result has good implications on her ranking, and if she wins the final, the rewards are greater.

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Bouchard is through to the finals of WTA Guadalajara, which is a WTA 250 series tournament. Thus the Canadian now edges closer to getting inside the top 100 rankings.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates winning her match. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Before the start of WTA Guadalajara, Bouchard was ranked 144th. But with the final in Mexico, she will rise to 116th if she loses the final. If she wins the final, she will jump to 102. Bouchard now has 533 points and stands a chance to win 180 points if she loses the final and 280 points if he wins the final.

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Eugenie Bouchard’s title drought since 2014

It is surprising to know that in her career, Bouchard has won just a single title. Since her breakthrough in 2014, Bouchard has reached five finals, losing all of them. In between 2016 and 2020, she had a drought where she didn’t reach a single final.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada stands dejected at Wimbledon 2014 final. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Unfavorable results in the past years have pushed Bouchard faraway from the elites. Once ranked at World No. 5 in 2014, Bouchard saw her ranking plummet to 330 in 2020. As the 2020 season resumed after the coronavirus lockdown, Bouchard had a change in form which saw her reach the WTA Istanbul final and the third round of French Open 2020.

Eugenie Bouchard in 2021

Bouchard ended the 2020 season ranked 141. But the 2021 season started on a bad note as she yet again failed to qualify for the Australian Open. A first-round loss at Lyon Open followed, but now WTA Guadalajara shows promise for the Canadian.

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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada looks on. (Photo by Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images)

Bouchard is in a good position to get back inside the top 100 rankings. She was last ranked in the top 100 back in 2019. A top 100 ranking would also ensure her participation in Grand Slams and other important tournaments.

Genie Bouchard plays 62nd ranked and fourth seed, Sara Sorribes Tormo in the final tomorrow.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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