“Own No.1 Fan”: Eugenie Bouchard Recalls Matches Against Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Ana Ivanovic

Published 08/13/2021, 1:08 AM EDT
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during a pratice session prior to the Fed Cup match between Switzerland and Canada on in Biel,Switzerland. (Photo by Tennis Canada/MB Media/Getty Images)


Non-stop tennis action continues to make fans bawl their eyes out. Not just enthralling battles, but even in off-court shenanigans, both Canada and Canadians are making world headlines. Eugenie Bouchard, in particular, despite not taking part in the Montreal-based National Bank Open 2021, has been winning hearts all over the internet.

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Former World No. 5, Bouchard, is an absolute favorite to fans worldwide. Her positive demeanor and magnetic charisma land her on the receiving end of praise often. Regardless, the quirky star believes she is her own biggest fan, as she reminisces over memories of the past.

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In yet another fun video, the Canadian-born recalled one of her iconic outings, against the likes of Serena Williams, Simona Halep, and Ana Ivanovic.

Eugenie Bouchard has to be her “own No. 1 fan”

Twitter fans were in for a treat as the 27-year-old emerged in yet another fun-filled video. Answering questions about her decoratively lived career so far, Eugenie stumbled upon a moment of history. In particular, the fan-favorite was asked about her famous outing in Singapore at the WTA Finals in 2014 and her fellow tennis peers in her round-robin group.

Recalling the iconic encounters, she said, “Okay I got this. In Singapore, in 2014, the other girls in my round-robin group were Serena Williams, Simona Halep, and Ana Ivanovic.

“I should remember things about my own career, especially you know, good accomplishments. I have to be my own No. 1 fan okay.”

Undoubtedly, fans loved every bit of the video, as both fans and Eugenie herself made several discoveries through quite a bit of entertainment

Answering another trivia question, the former star was surprised to find out that she was the most tweeted Canadian athlete in 2020. Well, with little to no on-court appearances that season, it was surely the Canadian’s quarantine diary that won over fans.

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New career on the cards?

Eugenie last played a competitive game of tennis in Monterrey, Mexico, in mid-March. Courtesy of an unfortunate arm injury in June, tournaments have come and gone, but Eugenie remains on the sidelines. Only recently, the Canadian sensation donned a new avatar, working at the tennis channel as an analyst and commentator.

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Opening up on her temporary career shift, she said, “I think just learning the behind-the-scenes of what goes in for production for a show like this and the fact that I feel like I’ve improved since my first day and it’s just satisfying trying to improve my skills in this world.”

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Even as fans enjoy her new look, they would undoubtedly give it all up to see her back on the court. However, a return might not be the first thing on her mind right now, as she enjoys life away from the sport.

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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