Eugenie Bouchard plays her semi-final match at the Australian Open tonight, and we couldn't be more excited for her.
The 19-year-old Montrealer hits the court at around 9:30 p.m EST (that's 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Australia). She'll face China's fourth-seeded Li Na, who is 12 years her senior and has been to the finals of the Australian Open twice in the last three years. Bouchard is the first Canadian woman to make it to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam event in more than three decades.
Genie's success has been accompanied by minor sideshow after a controversial post-match TV interview in which she was asked which celebrity she would most like to date. Many commentators derided the question for being sexist, and some found the question, and her response of Justin Bieber, distracted from her on-court accomplishments.
But we're looking past the ruckus and looking forward to seeing her move on to the finals tonight. In anticipation, here's a gallery showcasing her prowess during the first five rounds of the Open — and a fun photo of her and George at the gym from last year.