"I have not been able to re-watch that match" - Bouchard on her maiden Wimbledon final in 2014
Eugenie Bouchard made history b becoming the first Canadian player to reach a Grand Slam final when she reached the Wimbledon final in 2014, but she says she has never gone back to re-watch her historic match.
Earlier that year, the Canadian had achieved career bests by reaching the semifinals of both the Australian Open and the French Open. She carried this momentum to the grass-court season, where she went one step further by reaching the final of Wimbledon. However, she was defeated by Czech Petra Kvitova in 6-3 6-0.
In a recent podcast, Bouchard spoke about how she felt destroyed after the match and has never gone back to re-watch her historic moment.
"So, basically, no Canadian player had ever reached the finals of any Grand Slams before and so, when I did that at Wimbledon in 2014, I was the first Canadian to ever do that," said the It’s just kind of history, I made history in a sense. And I was obviously very proud to do that for myself and my country. Unfortunately, I did lose in the finals, I got my butt kicked. But you live and you learn."
The 28-year old admitted she still cannot bring herself to watch the match, as she felt traumatized after the humiliating loss, which took place in under an hour.
“To this day, I still have not been able to re-watch that, like match" added Bouchard. "Because often we try to you know watch tapes of ourselves and films to learn and you know good matches and bad matches and that one was so scarring, I have not been able to watch,"