November 20, 2013, Montreal (ISN) – The WTA announced Wednesday that Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) has been named “Newcomer of the Year” as part of the Tour’s annual awards. The award was voted on by members of the media.
Bouchard earned the honour thanks to a standout 2013 season. She started the year ranked no. 144 and finished it ranked more than 100 places higher at no. 32, making her the WTA’s highest ranked teenager. Bouchard’s results include reaching her first WTA final in Osaka where she fell in three sets to Samantha Stosur. She also posted four Top 15 wins. The 19-year-old was nominated for the award along with Madison Keys and Monica Puig.
Bouchard is the first Canadian since Carling Bassett in 1983 to be named “Newcomer of the Year”. Milos Raonic won the ATP’s “Newcomer of the Year” award in 2011.
Former winners of the award include Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Martina Hingis.
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