'My job is not done': Eugenie Bouchard makes Canadian tennis history, reaches Wimbledon final
Near the end of an interview that went to air shortly before the second women’s semi-final match began at Wimbledon, after talking about her sense of history, and of the moment at hand, Eugenie Bouchard was asked about her career goals: “My ultimate goal is to win a grand slam.”
The 20-year-old from Montreal will take her first shot this weekend, beating Romanian Simona Halep in straight sets, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on Thursday to become the first Canadian singles player to advance to the final at one of the sport’s four major tournaments. She will face Petra Kvitova, who won the earlier semi-final.
“It’s always exciting and special when I can make history,” she said. “My job is not done. I want to go another step further.”
Bouchard won on a warm afternoon in London, against a higher seed battling through an injury. (Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images)