“Baby cheeks”: Maria Sharapova And Eugenie Bouchard Reminisce Their Victories at Wimbledon Championships

Published 07/05/2021, 4:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 24: Maria Sharapova of Russia blows a kiss to the fans after winning her Ladies’ Singles first round match against against Samantha Murray of Great Britain on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


As the Wimbledon Championships is taking place in full pace, a few stars have decided to go back in time. Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard have joined the #10year challenge a little late this year, however providing a fresh path along the memory lane for the fans.

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Sharapova and Eugenie are not competing in this year’s grass court event. Sharapova retired in February last year, whereas the Canadian is recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

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Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard’s emotional throwback at the Wimbledon Championships

A 17-year old girl from Russia had taken everyone by storm, with her performance at SW19. The former World No.1 turned pro in 2001, at a tender age of 14 years old. The 2004 Wimbledon Championships was her first Grand Slam title, as she won a few more Grand Slams along the road. Sharapova beat then tournament fifth seed, Lindsay Davenport in the finals to clinch the title.

On the other hand, Eugenie won the girl’s double junior event with partner, Grace Min. The duo won the final against Demi Schuurs and Tang Haochen in 2011. Eugenie came close to winning the Wimbledon Championships singles final in 2014, when she lost to Petra Kvitova. The World No.140 missed out on the tournament this year due to a shoulder injury.

Genie Bouchard’s season in a nutshell

The Canadian national has had a tough year after sustaining a shoulder injury in Monterrey. Bouchard last played in the Monterrey Open in March, where she lost to Zhu Lin in the second round. She also reached the finals of the Abierto de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, eventually losing out to Sara Tormo of Spain.

Genie received a message from the AELTC on her mail, which was a sad experience for the Canadian. The court booking mail from AELTC struck a sign of dismay in her heart.

Sharapova and Bouchard’s other Wimbledon results

Maria Sharapova did not have a great run on the grass courts at SW19, since winning her first title in 2004. The best runs she had at the All England Club were the semifinal finishes in 2005, 2006 and 2015.

Eugenie Bouchard is predominantly a junior in front of Sharapova when it comes to achieving success at Wimbledon Championships. After making her debut in 2013, the Canadian reached the final in 2014. However, Bouchard has not been able to repeat her heroics ever since then.

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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)

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