Eugenie Bouchard Reminisces the Rio Olympics

Published 04/02/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates winning her fourth round singles match against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during day seven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


Former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard is one of the most followed players on the women’s Tour. She was the first Canadian player to reach a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2014. In 2012, she was crowned champion at the Wimbledon junior girls tournament. Later that year, she achieved further success, winning tournaments on the challenger level. 

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Recently, Eugenie Bouchard came across a clip of hers during the Rio Olympics 2016. She looked back on the wonderful memories from her stay in Rio. In the clip, the Canadian star was seen clicking selfies with a large number of fans. 

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)

Eugenie Bouchard poses for selfies with a number of fans

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Eugenie’s patience with posing for pictures with her fans was deeply appreciated by them on social media and even by the fans who were present there. When she came across the clip, she commented, “Throwback to the Rio Olympics awww!!” 

In the Olympic Games that season, Eugenie won her first-round match against American player Sloane Stephens. However, her journey came to an end in the next match, as she lost to the then World No. 2 and German player Angelique Kerber

In her initial years, Bouchard enjoyed a significant amount of success during the 2014 season. In the women’s Tour that year, she made the biggest impact. The 27-year-old player reached the semifinal at the Australian Open and French Open. In the following Grand Slam at Wimbledon, she lost to Petra Kvitova in the final. 

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)

Since then, the Canadian starlet lost momentum and had a number of poor performances. Since the 2015 season, Genie has faired miserably by her standards. She has not gone past the third round in Grand Slam events. 

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In the current season, the former World No. 5 failed to make it to the main draw at the Australian Open. However, there was some cheer in the Bouchard camp, when she reached the final at the Abierto Zapopan Open challenger event in Dubai. 

Eugenie decided to skip the season’s first WTA 1000 event in Miami, and she intends to resume her season on the clay courts. However, if she wishes to compete at the French Open main draw this year, she will have to accumulate a number of points. 

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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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