Eugenie Bouchard staying levelheaded in Montreal

Eugenie Bouchard takes questions from the media Sunday afternoon in Montreal. (QMI Agency)

Eugenie Bouchard takes questions from the media Sunday afternoon in Montreal. (QMI Agency)

FELIX BOUDREAU, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:20 PM ET

Amongst hordes of fans and journalists, tennis star Eugenie Bouchard stayed levelheaded preparing for the Rogers Cup in her hometown.

“The Cup is in Montreal so it’s special but I have to prepare like it’s any

tournament,” Bouchard said. “I only think one match at a time.”

The tennis sensation – seeded fifth in the tournament – chose not to get cozy in her hometown. To stay focused she decided to set up camp at a hotel instead of staying with her parents.

Bouchard, 20, has come a long way since her last Rogers Cup in Montreal. In only two years, she went from being ranked No 247 in the world to being the world No. 7. The Montreal native is well aware that being a top-ranked player means people have more expectations.

“Pressure is a privilege,” Bouchard said, quoting legendary tennis player Billie Jean King.

 


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