Olympians join #GenieArmy as Bouchard reaches Wimbledon final
It’s no surprise that 20-year old Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard is the ‘talk of the town’ among tennis elites who have set-up shop in London, England.
The Canadian in only her second year of playing at the top level, has reached three Grand Slam semifinals and after her win on Thursday, the women’s singles final at Wimbledon (Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on TSN – coverage begins at 8).
Bouchard’s tremendous achievement has obviously captured the imagination of the Canadian public (try to find a major newspaper without Bouchard on the cover Friday morning), but it has also awed and made cheering spectators of Canada’s greatest athletes, who are quickly swelling the ranks of #GenieArmy.
Compliments don’t come much bigger in Canada than from a six-time Olympic medallist.
And that’s just the start…
A potential Rio 2016 teammate chimed in from Hungary.
And a recent Olympic gold medallist who may be out of his element.
No word yet if Bouchard will take up ‘#pony’ on his offer but an exhibition match could probably raise a decent amount for charity. One thing we do know is that Bouchard won’t be feeling charitable when the tournament 13th seed faces number six Petra Kvitova – the 2011 Wimbledon champion – on Saturday at the All England Club.