Eugenie Bouchard falls in Australian Open semi

Eugenie Bouchard falls in Australian Open semi

By Callum Ng

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard couldn’t get past China’s Li Na on Thursday afternoon in Australia, losing 6-2, 6-4.

It was the 19-year-old’s first trip to a Grand Slam semi-final and the first for a Canadian woman since 1984.

The native of Westmount, a place in Montreal known for tennis, built on a dream year in 2013. Last season she launched herself to no. 32 in WTA rankings, beat four top-15 opponents and made her first WTA final.

Her Australian Open began in a seeded position, allowing her smoother initial rounds. Then came a clash with Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic in the quarters. Bouchard played steadily, and then convincingly better in the third set, triumphing 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

Despite the loss today, Bouchard stands to yet again move up in the WTA rankings, reportedly as high as top-20.

According to Tennis Canada, Bouchard will now head to Montreal for Canada’s World Group II first round tie against Serbia, February 8 and 9.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

Olympic Club

Feature Poll

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 16647 points
  • Earned this week: 5605 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 14885 points
  • Earned this week: 3680 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 8266 points
  • Earned this week: 2773 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7350 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5981 points
  • Earned this week: 1706 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 19 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5589 points
  • Earned this week: 661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 411 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 4859 points
  • Earned this week: 1986 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1141 points

Blair Munn

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4139 points
  • Earned this week: 133 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 111 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,109 other followers