WTA Rising Star Of The Month: Bouchard

After a slow start, Genie Bouchard had a stellar end of May, winning her first WTA title and making Roland Garros semifinals. For that reason she has been voted WTA Rising Star Of The Month for May.

Published June 13, 2014 12:12

WTA Rising Star Of The Month: Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard

After a slow start, 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard had a stellar end of May. She captured her first WTA title at NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP and reached the semifinals of Roland Garros

For that reason she has been voted WTA Rising Star Of The Month for May.

Bouchard became the second Canadian in the last 26 years to win a WTA title - since 1988, only she and Aleksandra Wozniak have done it (Wozniak won Stanford in 2008).

"This is kind of like a stepping stone for me. Winning a WTA title is of course a goal I've had, and I'm so happy to accomplish it, but I still want to achieve more - more titles, bigger titles - so this is a step in the right direction, and it's part of the dream, but I want to move forward and keep going from here."

Bouchard is also the only player to reach both the Australian Open and Roland Garros semifinals this season.

Bouchard also jumped four spots to seventh place in the Road To Singapore leaderboard for the season-ending BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Bouchard received more than half of the votes, beating out Garbiñe Muguruza and Monica Puig.

Final Results for WTA Rising Star of the Month (May)

1. Eugenie Bouchard (55%)
2. Garbiñe Muguruza (24%)
3. Monica Puig (21%)

2014 WTA Rising Star of the Month Winners

May: Eugenie Bouchard
April: Donna Vekic
March: Elina Svitolina
February: Kurumi Nara
January: Genie Bouchard

How it works:

Three finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com

* WTA Rising Star finalists must be under the age of 23

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