All You Need to Know About Eugenie Bouchard’s Coaches

Published 02/28/2021, 7:22 AM EST
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada salutes the fans after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 2-6, 0-6 during day three of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on July 27, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)


One of Canada’s most promising talents, Eugenie Bouchard, took the world by storm with her performances during the 2014 season. During her career so far, there have been a number of coaches who have guided the Canadian star. However, in recent years, Eugenie has switched camps rapidly.  

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In 2020, Bouchard appointed coach Rennae Stubbs, a former Australian tennis player. The 49-year-old coach helped re-surge the Canadian tennis player’s career. Under her guidance, Genie reached her first WTA final after a period of four years and the third round of a Grand Slam, which was her best result in recent years. 

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 08: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates her win against Caroline Garcia of France during day three of the 2020 Women’s ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 08, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Greg Bowker/Getty Images)

Eugenie Bouchard found stability under Rennae Stubbs

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After changing a number of coaches, Eugenie has found stability under the Australian coach’s guidance. The pair clicked instantly and Rennae has inserted newfound energy in the 27-year-old player’s game. Prior to Bouchard, Stubbs coached Karolina Pliskova and former Grand Slam winner Samantha Stosur. 

During her breakthrough season in 2014, Bouchard was coached by Nick Saviano. The pair worked together as a team for eight years, and it was under his guidance where the Canadian player enjoyed her most successes. Nick himself was a former tennis player based in America. 

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)

Bouchard changed a number of coaches from 2015 onwards

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In 2015, Eugenie was coached by Frenchman Sam Sumyk for a short stint of seven months. In 2016, Bouchard worked with Thomas Hogstedt in the initial part of the season. Later, she teamed up with Nick Saviano for the second time, but their association didn’t last long. The period from 2015 onwards has been disappointing as far as results were concerned for the Canadian. 

Towards the end of the 2018 season, Eugenie decided to train under the leadership of Michael Joyce, who helped her win a maiden doubles title at the ASB Classic in Auckland. Their partnership ended mutually, and she joined hands with Jorge Todero in July 2019, which didn’t go on for long.

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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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