Eugenie Bouchard continues to shine in the spotlight
When tournament organizers booked Eugenie Bouchard for Centre Court on Tuesday, there was the potential for big-time disappointment.
After all, the 19-year-old might be Canada’s rising female tennis star, but she was only ranked 62nd in the world. And here she was, not only featured heavily in promotional material around the Rogers Cup, but was scheduled to play her opening round match against a former top-20 player in a spot usually designated for players who have at least won a tournament.
It could have another example of giving a young player too much too soon. Instead, it was another chance for Bouchard to show that she has both the on-court and off-court maturity to handle any challenge thrown at her. (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)