"Unless you're Serena, Federer, Djokovic or Rafa nothing's a given: Eugenie Bouchard makes honest admission about post Wimbledon drop-off

Friday, 10 May 2024 at 02:00
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Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard may no longer be a household name, but she did give fans a glimpse into her mindset as she dealt with expectations following her spectacular run to the 2014 Wimbledon final.
As the 13th seed, Bouchard defeated the likes of Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep en route to that year's Wimbledon final. However, she was stopped by Czech powerhouse Petra Kvitova, who cruised to a straight sets victory over the Canadian in under an hour.

Bouchard speaks on not being able to live up to the expectations

The 30-year old made an appearance on a recent episode of The Mental Game by Brandon Saho podcast. During her interview, she admitted to being under tremendous pressure to win more titles after her run to the final. Additionally, she revealed she was made fun of for her drop in form following her rise to a career-high ranking of World No.5.
"I just felt so much pressure and expectation from the outside world like "oh you got to the finals of a Slam and you should win one next year and win two the year after", and it's like unless you're Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafa, nothing's a guarantee, nothing's a given," said Bouchard. "Even to achieve anything like what I did is obviously great in the sport, but I got made fun of or like, I felt bad because I got to (World No.) 5 and then I went down to 50, and so that was terrible. But if I had never gotten to 5 and if I did a slow, work my way up to 50, that would be amazing."

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