'Got My Butt Kicked': Bouchard Reflects On Tearful Wimbledon Final Loss

'Got My Butt Kicked': Bouchard Reflects On Tearful Wimbledon Final Loss

by Zachary Wimer

Eugenie Bouchard once reached the Wimbledon final, but her loss to Petra Kvitova is still the most painful one of her career.

In a Grand Slam final a loss is painful for any player that experiences one. It's even more painful for players who play only one Grand Slam, and that was the case for Bouchard.

She never got to another major final and never really found that same level again. A lot has happened since then, and even when she attempted comebacks, injuries got in the way.

These days, Bouchard is neither retired nor active, so a lot of information about her career is unknown. She's also dabbled with pickleball, becoming a professional player in 2024 after announcing a switch to the sport in September 2023.

She recently spoke about that Wimbledon loss during an appearance on the 'The Mental Game by Brandon Saho' podcast, explaining what made it so painful for her.

"That was really tough for me, especially because to get to the final I actually hadn't lost a set, so I was really winning all my matches quite, in a straightforward way. And then I got my butt kicked in a straightforward way in the final."

Bouchard remembers the loss to Kvitova

Petra Kvitova was convincing—really convincing in that final match. The win came after only 55 minutes of play, with the final score being 6-3, 6-0 for the Czech player.

Bouchard shed a lot of tears even though she understood that she didn't deserve to win because, on that final day, her opponent was much better, even though she played a great tournament, which didn't matter.

"It was tough, and I didn't feel like I deserved to win at all because I totally got dominated on the court, but yeah, a lot of tears after that one."


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