For the second straight year Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has ended the season with a WTA award, this time taking the Most Improved Player of the Year nod./p>

In her first full season as a pro last year, Bouchard took home WTA Newcomer of the Year.

Eugenie Bouchard ended 2013 winning WTA Newcomer of the Year.

Eugenie Bouchard ended 2013 winning WTA Newcomer of the Year.

In 2014, she continued to blaze a trail in Canadian tennis by fighting her way to three consecutive Grand Slam semifinals and reaching the final at Wimbledon.

Bouchard in 2014: Australian Open | Roland Garros | Wimbledon

Eugenie Bouchard, seeded 30th heading into the Australian Open this year, beat 14th seed Ana Ivanovic on way to the semifinals.
After turning heads in Australia, Bouchard showed her flexibility on clay at the French Open. This time seeded 18th, Bouchard reached the semis once more beating the likes of Angelique Kerber (no. 9) and Carla Suarez Navarro (14).
After making all the way to the final at Wimbledon and defeating four seeded players along the way, Petra Kvitova proved too much for Bouchard. Photo: CP

Bouchard also won her first WTA title in 2014 and helped lift her country to the Fed Cup World Group for the first time, where Tennis Canada’s women’s team will compete against the elite eight of women’s tennis in 2015.

Bouchard in 2014: First WTA title | Fed Cup World Group reached

Eugenie Bouchard with the 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup trophy after her first WTA title.
Eugenie Bouchard helped Canada to the Fed Cup World Group elite eight for the first time.

Her strong season earned Bouchard a qualification spot in the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore for the first time.

.@GenieBouchard=2014 #WTA Most Improved Player ✓1st WTA Title ✓1st Grand Slam final http://t.co/ha5krcA5Js@SAPsportspic.twitter.com/nv2hSSdKH4

— WTA (@WTA) November 18, 2014

And along the way, Bouchard became good friends with actor Jim Parsons.

My most positive supporter 🙂 #JimParsonspic.twitter.com/02cXp1BadQ

— Eugenie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) June 26, 2014

Given Bouchard’s massive improvements from year-to-year, her fans worldwide and especially in Canada, are certainly looking forward to 2015.

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