Canadian clinches girls' single title at Wimbledon

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada holds her trophy after defeating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in their...

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada holds her trophy after defeating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in their girls' final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:32 PM ET

MONTREAL - Quebec's Eugenie Bouchard won the girls' singles title at Wimbledon on Saturday, making her the first Canadian to win in that category. 

She was also the first Canadian to reach a major singles final since 1994.

Bouchard, 18, from Westmount, Que., which is a town on the island of Montreal, beat Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-2 in one hour. 

Bouchard won her semifinal 7-6(3), 6-4 against Estonian Anett Kontaveit.

The Quebecer was considered the fifth favorite to win the competition. She broke five of eight serving opportunities at the expense of Svitolina and had one ace. Bouchard profited from five double faults from Svitolina and scored 58 of the match's 96 points.

Bouchard has another chance at a Wimbledon title Saturday when she plays in the doubles final with her American partner, Taylor Towsend. They are playing against another Canadian-U.S. pair, Quebecer Francoise Abanda and American Sachia Vickery.


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