LONDON - She may have been outplayed by Petra Kvitova in Saturday's final, but that certainly did not dissuade the Women's Tennis Association from giving Canadian Eugenie Bouchard her due. As a result of her historic run at Wimbledon, Bouchard has risen from No. 13 in the world to No. 7, marking the first time the 20-year-old has reached the Top 10 in her career.
If the Australian and French Opens were not enough, Wimbledon solidified Eugenie Bouchard not only as one of the greatest Canadians to ever grace a tennis court but as a serious championship contender for the next few years. Again, she is only 20, so the suggest that the sky is the limit for Bouchard would be a little more than a mild understatement.
As for Bouchard's opponent from Saturday's final, the aforementioned Petra Kvitova rose from No. 6 to No. 3 whereas the top three seeds - Serena Williams, Li Na and Simona Halep - all remained status quo.
On the men's side, Milos Raonic's semi-final run at the All-England Club did not go unnoticed.
The native of Thornhill, Ontario, rose from No. 8 in the world to No. 6 after making his own history at Wimbledon.
As great as Raonic's news is, however, none is more significant than Eugenie Bouchard jumping six spots to No. 7. But whether it's in relation to Bouchard or Raonic, you can be sure that Canadian tennis fans are already marking August 25 on their calendars. That, of course, marks the beginning of the fourth and the final Grand Slam of the season: The US Open.
It should be a wonderful finish to this already-historic season.