Bouchard wins WTA Most Improved Player of the Year award
For the second straight year Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has ended the season with a WTA award, this time taking the Most Improved Player of the Year nod.
In her first full season as a pro last year, Bouchard took home WTA Newcomer of the Year.
In 2014, she continued to blaze a trail in Canadian tennis by fighting her way to three consecutive Grand Slam semifinals and reaching the final of Wimbledon. Bouchard peaked at no. 5 in the world rankings on October 20, 2014, a best for any Canadian singles tennis player.
Bouchard won her first WTA title in 2014 and helped lift her country to the Fed Cup World Group for the first time, where Tennis Canada’s female players will compete against the elite eight of women’s tennis in 2015.
Her strong season earned Bouchard a qualification spot in the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore for the first time.
And along the way, Bouchard became good friends with actor Jim Parsons.
Given Bouchard’s massive improvements from year-to-year, her fans worldwide and especially in Canada, are certainly looking forward to 2015.