Eugenie Bouchard wins Tennis Canada female player of year

Eugenie Bouchard won Tennis Canada's female player of the year award Tuesday. (BEN PELOSSE/QMI...

Eugenie Bouchard won Tennis Canada's female player of the year award Tuesday. (BEN PELOSSE/QMI Agency)

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Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., double dipped in Tennis Canada’s annual awards announced Tuesday.

Not only was Bouchard named the most improved female player for the second year in a row, she also took home Tennis Canada’s female player of the year award. The honours capped off a year that saw the 19-year-old Bouchard rise more than 100 spots in the WTA rankings, to finish the season at No. 32.

“It’s great to be recognized with these awards for the first time,” Bouchard said in a press release announcing the awards. “2013 was a great season for me with so many firsts and so many highlights that I will always remember. I learned a lot in my first full year on the Tour. I’m working really hard in my off-season and can’t wait for next year.”

Bouchard, a former junior player of the year and junior Grand Slam winner, made it to a WTA final for the first time in her career in 2013 and reached the semis on two other occasions.

“Eugenie’s career is just starting but what she has already accomplished in one short year on the WTA tour is very impressive,” Tennis Canada president Michael S. Downey said. “Her ceiling is so high, and Eugenie is so focused and determined to create even more success for herself and her country. She is well on her way to becoming a star not only in Canadian tennis but all over the world.”

Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa was named female doubles player of the year.


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