She had a glorious run at the Australian Open this past month and that performance has not gone unnoticed. Today, it was announced that Canadian Genie Bouchard has cracked the Top 20 in the current WTA rankings.

Entering the Aussie Open two weeks earlier, Bouchard was ranked 31st. After her stunning performance in Melbourne, Bouchard was rewarded with the No. 19 ranking in the Women’S Tennis Association’s rankings.

With her new seeding announced on Monday, Bouchard joins Carling Bassett (No. 8) and Helen Kelesi (No. 13) as the only Canadian women to crack the Top 20 on the tour.

While her impressive showing ended last week in the semi-final courtesy of Li Na, Bouchard didn’t leave Melbourne without making some noise first.

En route to her berth in the Aussie Open’s final four, the 19-year-old Montrealer made history – first becoming the first Canadian women to reach the quarter-final in a Grand Slam in 14 years, then becoming the first Canuck lady to reach the semi-finals since 1984 when the aforementioned Carling Bassett made it that far at the US Open. Plus, it is notable to mention that to get to the semis, Bouchard defeated former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, who was fresh off her own upset of current No. 1 Serena Williams.

While there was a ton of critical focus on Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil, it was the Canadian on the women’s side who garnered the most attention down under, enticing nearly six-million Canucks to tune into TSN to watch her quarter- and semi-final matches. Not bad considering the time difference.

Genie went to Melbourne with a mission and left a better, and more formidable, player.

Next for the 19-year-old will be her competing back in her hometown. Canada’s World Group II tie will take place in Montreal on February 8-9 where Bouchard will represent her country taking on Serbia.

She had a glorious run at the Australian Open this past month and that performance has not gone unnoticed. Today, it was announced that Canadian Genie Bouchard has cracked the Top 20 in the current WTA rankings.

Entering the Aussie Open two weeks earlier, Bouchard was ranked 31st. After her stunning performance in Melbourne, Bouchard was rewarded with the No. 19 ranking in the Women’S Tennis Association’s rankings.

With her new seeding announced on Monday, Bouchard joins Carling Bassett (No. 8) and Helen Kelesi (No. 13) as the only Canadian women to crack the Top 20 on the tour.

While her impressive showing ended last week in the semi-final courtesy of Li Na, Bouchard didn’t leave Melbourne without making some noise first.

En route to her berth in the Aussie Open’s final four, the 19-year-old Montrealer made history – first becoming the first Canadian women to reach the quarter-final in a Grand Slam in 14 years, then becoming the first Canuck lady to reach the semi-finals since 1984 when the aforementioned Carling Bassett made it that far at the US Open. Plus, it is notable to mention that to get to the semis, Bouchard defeated former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, who was fresh off her own upset of current No. 1 Serena Williams.

While there was a ton of critical focus on Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil, it was the Canadian on the women’s side who garnered the most attention down under, enticing nearly six-million Canucks to tune into TSN to watch her quarter- and semi-final matches. Not bad considering the time difference.

Genie went to Melbourne with a mission and left a better, and more formidable, player.

Next for the 19-year-old will be her competing back in her hometown. Canada’s World Group II tie will take place in Montreal on February 8-9 where Bouchard will represent her country taking on Serbia.