You know that “Childhood Photos and Videos of Women’s Tennis Players” page is one of my favorite sections of this blog and I can’t believe that it’s been four months since I last updated it with an old photo of a WTA star. Yesterday, twenty-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, the first Canadian woman to make it to a Grand Slam singles final, reached the third round of the US Open by beating Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4, and browsing the Internet for some information about her I came across this lovely school photo of the tennis beauty.
Did you know that Eugenie and her twin sister Beatrice were named after the British Princesses due to their mother’s admiration of the royal family, Prince Andrew’s daughters (Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York)? The Bouchard sisters both attended The Study All Girls School in Montreal, Quebec, up until the age of 12. Eugenie then moved to Florida to further work on her tennis with coach Nick Saviano and in her mid teens she returned to Canada.
Already at the age of nine Genie had her career plans set:
Nine is very young to decide what you want to do in life but that is pretty much when I decided.
I had already featured Genie twice in my “Childhood Photos” series, check out more pics of the tennis princess:
- When aspiring little Eugenie Bouchard met Billie Jean King
- Former besties and Wimbledon junior champions Laura Robson and Eugenie Bouchard – now and then
(source: Daily Mail)