Canadian professional tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has been making waves throughout the first 6 months of 2014 with her play and has made it clear that she plans to be hoisting the winners trophy in a women's Grand Slam event in the near future.
Endorsers and opponents have taken notice of her outstanding play in 2014 which started with her reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open. She recently attracted even more attention with her winning of her first Women's Tennis Association (WTA) title, the Nuremberg Cup only days before the beginning of the French Open.
At this prestigious Grand Slam event in Paris she reached the semifinals and put a scare into her opponent Maria Sharapova as she won the first set and had the French Open champion on the ropes in a close battle which she eventually lost in three sets by a score of 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Her performance in the semifinal showed how close she is to being able to beat Maria Sharapova, one of the most dominant players on the tour and a woman known for her mental and physical strength.
It is the mental toughness of Eugenie Bouchard in addition to her play on the court that has many comparing her to Maria Sharapova and predicting that she will soon be playing in the final of a Grand Slam tournament.
She displayed the mental toughness of a potential Grand Slam winner in the quarterfinals of the French Open when she was down 1-4 in the middle of the third set against Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro and she came back to tie the set 4-4 by winning 12 straight points and then eventually go on to win the match by a score of 7-6, 2-6, 7-5. The Spanish player was the higher seed and was winning by 3 games and yet she was able to come back to win. This is a trait of great players that while spoken of by many is one that very few players possess and is why tennis insiders are so excited about her potential.
Eugenie Bouchard is a tennis player who is on the brink of breaking into the elite category of Grand Slam winners and as she has expressed in her interviews she is not satisfied with being close, again the trait of a champion and one of the many reasons endorsers and tennis observers are predicting great things for this Canadian tennis star.