Saturday in London Canadian tennis history will be made when Eugenie Bouchard takes centre court at the All England Club to face sixth seeded Petra Kvitova in the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon. Wimbledon is a Grand Slam event on both the men’s and women’s tours and no Canadian of either gender has ever played in a Grand Slam Final.
Bouchard had success as a junior at Wimbledon, and over the last year or so has really skyrocketed up the ratings in women’s tennis. She’s also reached the semis in the first two Grand Slam events of 2014 (the Australian and French Opens) and finally got over the hump with a straight set win over Simona Halep in her third Grand Slam semi at Wimbledon. You can read more in this TSN report.
And Canadian men’s tennis player Milos Raonic also had a solid tournament, reaching the semi-final before running into Roger Freaking Federer who dispatched him in three straight sets to advance to the men’s final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday.