Last Updated on September 19, 2022
Known for her nickname Genie, an aggressive baseliner who likes to go for her shots, a girl that in same year reached semifinals at three out of four Gran Slams, is Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard.
Genie was born on 25th February 1994 in Montreal, Canada. Her father Michael Bouchard is an investment banker who established a limited partnership called “Tennis Mania” to support her career and her mother is Julie Leclair. She has a twin sister Beatrice, and siblings Charlotte and William, who gave Genie nickname “the chosen one.” She and her twin sister are named after Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice of York. Bouchard started playing tennis at the age of five and was member of Tennis Canada National Training Center in Montreal. At age of twelve her family moved to Florida where she was coached by Nick Saviano. When she was fifteen, she moved back to Montreal for training. Her best career ranking is World No.5, becoming the first Canadian tennis player to be ranked in the top five in singles format. Her favorite player is Roger Federer and also she admires Jimmy Connors with whom she collaborated during her career.
Who is Eugenie Bouchard’s coach?
Eugenie Bouchard hasn’t competed since March 2021, due to a torn subscapularis in her right shoulder. In June 2021 she decided to undergo surgery and has been in the process of recovering ever since. It’s been a long road for the Canadian to her comeback this year at Vancouver Open in August. She currently doesn’t have coach, but occasionally during past few months she practiced with Canadian tennis coach Sylvain Bruneau.
He is a Canadian former tennis player and tennis coach. By his own admission, he was a mediocre tennis player and started his career as a coach quite early in his life. Bruneau spent six to seven years as the Fed Cup Coach of Team Canada. In 2009, he was promoted to the post of team captain. Under his guidance, Canada made it to the World Group I in 2015. In 2019, he became the head coach of the National Women’s Program. He currently serves as the personal coach of Bianca Andreescu, one of the most promising young talents of tennis.
“I spent time with Genie when she was here during the holidays. We’ve known each other for a long time, and I’m always happy to find training time with her in Montreal or share some advice whenever I can”– said Bruneau.
Eugenie Bouchard’s Past Coaches
Since twelve years old girl until end of season 2014, Genie was coached by Nick Saviano in a cooperative effort with Tennis Canada.
Nick Saviano was born on 5th June 1956 in New Jersey, USA. He is a former tennis player who during his pro career won one singles title and three titles playing in doubles. His best ranking was World No.48. After retirement he founded Saviano High Performance Tennis Academy where he coached many world-class juniors and professionals. Among others, he was coach of former World No.3 Sloane Stephens during season 2015 when she won her first WTA title at Washington Open.
As for Bouchard, he guided through her junior and the beginnings of her pro career. In the period of eight years together she won many titles and made her best results ever. Most significant are 2012 Junior Wimbledon singles and in doubles, 2011 Junior Wimbledon title in doubles, as well as her maiden WTA title at 2014 Nurnberg Open. Under his mentorship, Genie reached 2014 Wimbledon final and her best career ranking so far, World No.5. At the end of season 2014 they parted ways.
“Genie and I have decided that it is best for us to end our player-coach relationship and to move in different directions for 2015. Helping her grow from ambitious 12-year-old to No.5 in the world has been an exciting journey” – shared Saviano
For the season 2013 she appointed former French tennis player Nathalie Tauziat as her coach alongside Saviano.
Tauziat was born in Bangui, Central African Republic, where she lived for the first eight years of her life. She is a first cousin of Didier Deschamps, former captain and current manager of the French Football team. As a tennis player she turned professional in 1984 and during her career won 8 singles titles and 25 titles playing in doubles. She reached 1998 Wimbledon final and highest ranking of World No.3.
During the season Eugenie reached her first WTA doubles final at the tournament in Washington and her first WTA singles final at Osaka Open. After her breakthrough season, she was named Newcomer of the Year. Tauziat was let go after the season and Saviano committed to a more present role alongside Bouchard.
After Saviano, she is known for changing a number of coaches. From February 2015 Bouchard began working with Sam Symuk.
Sam Sumyk is a French tennis coach born in 1967. She coached variety of players during his career such as Dona Vekic, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and Vera Zvonareva. Biggest success he had by coaching Victoria Azarenka who was two time Australian Open champion, two time US Open runner up, Olympic mixed doubles gold medalist and singles bronze medalist and reached World No.1. Also he led Garbine Muguruza to French Open and Wimbledon titles and World No.1.
During the period training with Sam, she was out of form and had bad results. She felt out of top 20 and finished the year as World No.48. Genie fired Sam after only six months collaboration.
Next she appointed Swedish tennis coach Thomas Hogsted in October 2015.
Thomas Hogsted is 58-years-old former pro tennis player, born in Mariestad, Sweden. He won Junior Us Open in 1981 and only one Grand Prix tournament title at Ferrera Open. As tennis coach he was training top players such as Tommy Haas, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and many others. His best result was with Maria Sharapova, winning 2012 French Open. Haas won three ATP and Halep two WTA tournaments while collaborating with him, while Wozniacki reached 2014 US Open final.
His partnership with Bouchard was in two occasions, first time lasted six months until April 2016 and second time nine months during season 2017. In both, she was struggling with form, didn’t won any title and droped to World No.81 at the end of season 2017.
After parting company with Thomas, from 2018 preseason, Bouchard began working with Harold Solomon.
Harold Solomon was born on 17th September 1952 in Washington, USA. He is former pro tennis player who won 22 singles titles and reached World No.5. His best result on the Grand Slams was 1976 French Open final. After retirement he founded and runs the Harold Solomon Tennis Center, now known as the Florida Tennis SBT Academy, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He coached many prominent tennis players like Jennifer Capriati, Mary Joe Fernandez, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova and others, achieving great results by winning Grand Slams and Olympic medals.
Harold trained Genie for only nine months; when due to the bad appearances she felt out of top 100 players.
Starting from October 2018 she was under mentorship of Michael Joyce.
Michael Joyce was born on 1st February 1973 in Santa Monica, USA. He is former tennis player but didn’t have any significant success on Tour. He retired in 2003 and next year became Maria Sharapova’s coach alongside her father Yuri. During her cooperation with Joyce, Sharapova won three Grand Slam singles titles and reached the World No.1 ranking. He also coached Jessica Pegula, Victoria Azarenka and Johanna Conta.
While coaching Genie, he helped her win her maiden doubles title at 2019 Auckland Open. However after six months together, in April 2019 they parted ways.
From July 2019, Eugenie joined hands with Jorge Todero.
Born in Argentina, Jorge Todero has earned more than 40 years of professional tennis coaching experience. After a career playing professional tennis, Jorge entered his professional tennis coaching role around the age of 30. He later went on to open Mastelli Todero Tennis Academy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, coaching such players as Martin Jaite, ranked number 10 and Alberto Manchini, ranked number 8 in the world.
He worked with Genie for a short period until the end of season 2019, which she ended ranked 262.
For season 2020 Genie appointed former Australian tennis player Rennae Stubbs for her coach.
Rennae Stubbs is 51-years-old Australian tennis coach, television commentator, and former professional player. During her pro career, she was known for playing in doubles and winning 60 tournaments, including four Grand Slams. Stubbs transitioned from her playing days immediately into a successful television career as a commentator and host for TV Networks. In the subsequent years, Stubbs had also began advising and coaching tennis players. She was Karolina Pliskova coach, but biggest success she made with Sam Stosur who won 2021 US Open in doubles.
Rennae helped re-surge the Canadian tennis player’s career. Under her guidance, Genie reached her first WTA final after a period of four years, at Istanbul Cup, and the third round of a Grand Slam, which was her best result in recent years. She improved her ranking from 330 to 120 on the WTA rankings.
“Bouchard wanted to get herself back into a position where she felt confident again and believe in her game and believe in herself,” Stubbs said. “My big thing with her was how you practice and how you treat yourself in practice. And what you say to yourself in practice translates onto match courts so it was just a matter of getting her into a good frame of mind on the practice court and working on the right things and having her not be so hard on herself.”
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Eugenie Bouchard’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Eugenie Bouchard under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coaches||Years of Completion||Titles|
|Nick Saviano||2006 – 2014||2008 ITF Costa Rica 2008 ITF Costa Rica (in doubles) 2008 ITF Burlington 2009 Canada U-18 Indoor Championship 2009 Pan America Indoor Championship 2011 ITF Burnie International 2011 Sibenik Open 2011 Junior Wimbledon (in doubles) 2012 Dothan Open (in doubles) 2012 Bastad Open 2012 Junior Wimbledon 2012 Junior Wimbledon (in doubles) 2012 Challenger de Granby 2012 Toronto Challenger 2014 Nurnberg Open|
|Sam Symuk||February 2015 – August 2015||none|
|Thomas Hogstedt||October 2015 – April 2016 2017 – September 2017||none|
|Harold Solomon||2018 – September 2018||none|
|Michael Joyce||October 2018 – April 2019||2019 Auckland Open (in doubles)|
|Jorge Todero||July 2019 – December 2019||none|
|Rennae Stubbs||2020 – 2020||none|