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Eugenie Bouchard: All You Need to Kno About The Wimbledon Finalist

03/07/2014 17:07 BST | Updated 04/07/2014 14:59 BST
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles semi-final match against Simona Halep of Romania on day ten of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard has reached her first ever Grand Slam final following her Wimbledon semi-final win over Romanian Simona Halep.

Bouchard defeated the third seed 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 to continue her excellent majors record this calendar year, having reached the last four at the Australian and French Open.

Here's everything you need to know about tennis' latest golden girl...

  • She is named after Princess Eugenie, her twin sister is named after Princess Beatrice and her brother is named William. Her mother loves the royal family.
  • She is the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam women's final. Toronto’s Carling Bassett reached the semis at the U.S. Open in 1984.
  • Junior Wimbledon winner in 2012
  • Voted WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2013
  • She is already drawing comparisons with Maria Sharapova. Bouchard’s agent, Sam Duvall, even said: "I really think she has the ability to be more marketable than Maria. She speaks the two languages."
  • Bouchard attended The Study, a private all-girls school, until she moved to Florida at the age of 12 to pursue her tennis career.
  • She used to be obsessed with the Jonas brothers.
  • Her "dream date" is Justin Bieber.
  • If her tennis career didn’t take off, Bouchard said she'd be an air traffic controller.

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