Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard was one of the promising prospects when she arrived. She won the 2012 Wimbledon girls’ title after which she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year at the end of the 2013 Tour. Bouchard then received the WTA Most Improved Player award for the 2014 season. Gaining such honors at a young age did show signs of promise.
Eugenie is one of the four children in her family. She has a twin sister Beatrice, followed by another sister Charlotte and her younger brother William. Eugenie’s parents are Michel Bouchard, an investment banker, and Julie Leclair.
Recently, Eugenie’s twin-sister, Beatrice, reflected back on the childhood they had. The circumstances and the environment the Bouchard family were brought up in weren’t too pleasant. Beatrice said, “We’re definitely not like a simple, happy, perfect family. We’re far from it. My parents got divorced, they weren’t happy together. Genie was with my mom pretty much her whole life and my dad was with Charlotte, William, and me.”
Beatrice further explained that the family was separated at an early age. For a parent to keep a tab on their children under such situations is tricky and can be a real task.
Beatrice further stated, “So we were separated, and it also created a lot of tension between my mom and me, Charlotte and Will, and then with my dad and Genie. It’s still to this day not perfect at all. Simply due to the fact that I’ve been seeing her twice a year since I’m 10. Someone at the grocery store, you know I know them better than I know her, it’s strange.”
After going through such a troublesome childhood, Eugenie Bouchard still sports a cheerful attitude. The fact that she has made a name for herself despite difficult circumstances is amazing.