Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard is tennis’ new “it” girl.
The 20-year-old Canadian is taking Wimbledon by storm. While many expected that she would be a champion of the future, Bouchard is making a name for herself right now.
On Thursday, she beat her third-ranked opponent to qualify for her first-ever Grand Slam final.
Speaking at a press conference after the match, Bouchard said she wasn’t surprised by her win.
“I expect good result like this and so, for me, it’s like, good, it’s a step in the right direction,” she said.
Bouchard is now just one step away from wining the biggest title of them all - that of Wimbledon champion – but it’s not just her swing that’s catching people’s eyes.
Thanks to her good looks and winning smile, Bouchard is already gracing magazine covers and is a crowd favorite.
5 Things to Know About Eugenie Bouchard
Bouchard and her twin sister, Beatrice, were named after British royalty. She has told reporters that Justin Bieber would be her dream date. One of her biggest supporters is “The Big Bang” star Jim Parsons. Bouchard has three siblings, including her twin sister. At a Wimbledon press conference on Saturday, she wore a kimono and carried a teddy bear.