"Got my butt kicked" says Eugenie Bouchard looking back at Wimbledon final loss in emotional admission

Thursday, 09 May 2024 at 02:00
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Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard went down memory lane as she recalled her heartbreaking loss at the 2014 Wimbledon final, an event that was the highlight of her career.
Bouchard stunned the tennis community by reaching the final, defeating Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep in the process. She became the first Canadian-born player representing Canada to reach a Grand Slam singles final. However, her Cinderella story was ended by Petra Kvitova, as the Czech star overpowered Bouchard in a 6-3 6-0 victory.

Humiliating defeat was a tough pill to swallow, admits Bouchard

In a recent appearance on The Mental Game by Brandon Saho Podcast, the 30-year old was asked to revisit the memorable final. Bouchard stated she felt embarrassed at the 55-minute loss, considering she did not drop a single set en route to the final.
"That was really tough for me, especially because to get to the final I actually hadn't lost a set, so I was really winning all my matches quite, in a straightforward way," said Bouchard. "And then I got my butt kicked in a straightforward way in the final.
"It was tough, and I didn't feel like I deserved to win at all because I totally got dominated on the court, but yeah, a lot of tears after that one."

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