Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard has successfully scaled through the final round of the qualifying draw on Thursday, beating Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino in a 6-3, 6-2 victory and booking for herself, a spot in the main draw at Wimbledon come next week.
The finalist in the 2014 Wimbledon tournament crashed into the 191st position after a major injury and loss of form and has been on the low since then until Thursday when she crashed Dunque-Marino out of the Wimbledon main draw at Roehampton to secure a place.
“I was a really solid today, I was a little nervous before so I’m proud of the way I performed out there.” said the excited 24-year-old.
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Since after winning the junior title in 2012, 24-year-old Bouchard has been playing in the main women’s draw at Wimbledon, making this her sixth consecutive year in the tournament.
“I feel like I’ve earned (my main draw place) more than just being in by ranking so I’m proud of it and I got matches this week which is what I wanted because I’ve not played a lot, I’ve been injured, so that was the goal.”
“It was one of my goals to play matches. I feel like I have been improving recently. I don’t want to compare myself to the past or to others. Just trying to do the best I can out there.”
With this, I’m sure Bouchrad has got her confidence back following her statement to the BBC and yeah, she deserves all the encouragement and luck she can get.