EDMONTON — Tennis fans across the country have their eyes set on Montreal’s Eugenie Bouchard — and Edmonton is no exception.
A number of events are being held across the city Saturday morning for people to be able to watch the young tennis star in action during her much-anticipated Wimbledon final match.
Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam women’s singles final on Thursday when she defeated Simona Halep of Romania. The semi-final victory shot the 20-year-old into the world’s top 10, and it is only her second year on a professional tour.
On Saturday, Bouchard will be facing off against Petra Kvitova, a 24-year-old from the Czech Republic who won Wimbledon three years ago.
Edmontonians will be able to cheer Bouchard on at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, which is pairing up with YEG Fitness to host a “Strawberries and Cream With a Slice of Genie” breakfast.
“It’s been a long time since we have had anybody to cheer for that is Canadian in Wimbledon, or in tennis in general,” says T.J. Sadler, the editor of YEG Fitness. “So it’s nice to get a big group together and go and celebrate what Eugenie Bouchard has done.”
The breakfast starts at 6 a.m. and the match kicks off an hour later.
A couple other locations in and around Edmonton that will have the 7 a.m. match on include:
- Broadmoor Tennis Club (located next to the Broadmoor Golf Club in Sherwood Park)
- Saville Community Sports Centre (located at 11610 – 65 Avenue)
With files from Andrea Creelman, Global News
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