…and she needs your votes!
A Fed Cup veteran, Eugenie Bouchard played the role of hero last April, which allowing Canada to retain its place in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II. Her courage and determination have earned her a nomination for the Heart Award given by the ITF.
The Canadian is up against Belgium’s Elise Mertens, Slovakia’s Viktoria Kuzmova and Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, to determine the winner of the World Group/World Group II. The award honours players who have represented their country with distinction, have shown courage on the court and have demonstrated a strong commitment to their team.
What a day!!! So proud of Team Canada 🇨🇦❤️ pic.twitter.com/iomUqIsKWH
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) April 23, 2018
During the World Group II play-off against Ukraine at IGA Stadium April 21 and 22, Bouchard worked hard to defend her country. The Canadian achieved a perfect record by defeating two higher ranked players and doing so despite her fatigue, cramps and an injury to her hand. Bouchard first defeated world no. 78 Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2, 7-5 before overcoming Lesia Tsurenko (no. 41) by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(5) the following day. Canada won the tie 3-2 after getting the victory in the decisive doubles rubber. This win allows the Canadian team to begin their 2019 campaign in World Group II next February.
Until then, Bouchard needs your help to win this award! In fact, the winners will be determined by a popular vote. Fans can vote starting Friday, June 29 until Thursday, July 5 by clicking here.
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