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The most influential: Eugenie Bouchard

Talk about a breakthrough year. Eugenie Bouchard, 20, reached at least the semifinals of the year’s first three tennis Grand Slams – including Wimbledon, where she became the first player, male or female, to reach a major singles final while representing Canada.
Eugenie Bouchard is the first Canadian to reach the final of a Grand Slam in singles competition. (Mark Baker/Associated Press)

Talk about a breakthrough year. Eugenie Bouchard, 20, reached at least the semifinals of the year’s first three tennis Grand Slams – including Wimbledon, where she became the first player, male or female, to reach a major singles final while representing Canada.

How many young girls in this country do you think watched this and picked up a racquet?

First-round matchup: Eugenie Bouchard vs. Anne Merklinger

Winner: Eugenie Bouchard (54% to 46%)

Second-round matchup: Eugenie Bouchard vs Masai Ujiri

Winner: Masai Ujiri (62% to 38%)

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