Eugenie Bouchard loses Wimbledon final

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Eugenie Bouchard’s historic run at Wimbledon has come to an end with a loss in the women’s final.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 to claim her second Wimbledon title.

No Canadian had reached the Wimbledon women’s singles quarter-finals in the Open era before Bouchard.

She had a breakthrough season last year and reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and French Open earlier this season.

Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., is currently ranked 13th in the world, seven positions below Kvitova.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., made it to the men’s semifinal at the All England Club before losing in straight sets to Switzerland’s Roger Federer.

Comments

  1. If she had won the final , every news outlet in Canada would have gone into meltdown with hyperbole about how she is the greatest Canadian athelete since Wayne Gretzky… But as she just came second, she is already yesterdays news
    The adulation of winners is so terribly fickle and wrong .

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