(November 20, 2013) The WTA named Eugenie Bouchard as “Newcomer of the Year” as part of the tour’s annual awards voted on by members of the media.
The young Canadian began the year at No. 144 and ended it at No. 32. The WTA’s highest ranked teenager reached her first WTA final in Osaka where she fell in three sets to Samantha Stosur.
She made it past the quarterfinals at five times during 2013. . She had Top 10 wins over Sam Stosur and Jelena Jankovic. She also bested top 15 players Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon and Sloane Stephens in Tokyo. -
The last Canadian woman bestowed the same honor was Carling Bassett. Fellow countryman Milos Raonic won the ATP’s “Newcomer of the Year” award in 2011.
Past winners of the award include Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Martina Hingis.