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.
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%)