I Stand By Bouchard: Leader of the Genie Army, Ready to Rise and Conquer the World!

mikej

Hall of Fame
big final for both women

Bouchard would move from 163 —> 136 with the win

Tig would move from 64 —> 58 with the win, would pass Pegula who has herself had an awesome recent stretch

either way, congrats to Bouchard for actually grinding through qualifying and well into the main draw this week, something she rarely is willing to do, as I’ve beaten a dead horse about previously
 

Rubens

Hall of Fame
Genie won the 1st set of the final 6-2, but is trailing in the 2nd 0-2. I know she will lose this match, but it was a great effort nonetheless.
 

James P

Legend
Big time drama in the 3rd as she comes back from 1-4 to tie it up at 4-4, then loses the break at 4-5, then rebreaks yet again for 5-5.
 

Johnr

Rookie
She did fend off 6 championship points (?), but that was more of a case of winner being unclutch, but Bouchard is incredibly unclutch, she had the match if she wanted it.
 

Ironwood

Professional
Tough loss but she fought well esp saving all those match points. But it was there for the taking! New respect for her fight back. Is there a new maturity here that could keep her somewhat relevant for another 4/5 years?
 

Fintft

Legend
That’s the least excited I’ve ever seen a tourney winner.
Maybe she is modest no? And she had lost her father 3 months ago.
Besides she almost did it last June when she was unseeded!
And she probably doesn't have a sponsor while these 25K could only go as far...

Congrats to the second ranked (now) Romanian player (after Simona Halep), Patricia Maria Tig!
And to her coach husband, former ATP #74 Razvan Sabau!
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
her PR team continues to earn their keep, no shortage of WCs
GS tennis is after all, a story of hope, of comebacks and Genie’s win or loose; will generate a lot of good press for Roland Garros worldwide. Plus, she now really trying to win and come back in her career! :giggle:
 

Ironwood

Professional
It would be great to see her get by a couple of rounds at RG, and put herself back in the picture, if even just on the fringe!
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
I enjoyed the final quote: "It's not fun like you're at the beach, but it's like this joy in kind of pushing yourself and trying to be the best you can be. I've actually caught myself having these moments of, 'Oh my God, I'm actually enjoying this.' Before I would see it in a negative way like, 'Ugh, it's such a grind. Ugh, the travel. Ugh, I'm in a third set.' Maybe it's also because I'm getting older and I'm just so old now that I'm being mature and having some wisdom, but I do totally appreciate it more and truly enjoy it more."
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Has been a good stretch for her - I certainly wouldn’t have guessed red clay was where she was going to resurrect her career
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.

Bouchard run has ended in the 3rd round! Swiatek‘s game was superior today! 6-3, 6-2 Swiatek! Much better run at a GS for Bouchard then many seeded players! I think Bouchard will be in the 130s after RG. If she won her match, inside the 100s! Bouchard did good! :giggle:
 
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mikej

Hall of Fame
Bouchard run has ended in the 3rd round! Swiatek‘s game was superior today! 6-3, 6-2 Swiatek! Much better run at a GS for Bouchard then many seeded players! I think Bouchard will be in the 130s after RG. If she won her match, inside the 100s! Bouchard did good! :giggle:
#140 now
 

Ironwood

Professional
Didn't see the match....was over when I looked for it. In all, Genie has had a good two weeks and hopefully she will get herself back into main draws next year.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
After a win 6-3, 6-2 over Bouchard yesterday:

Published on Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 by Reem Abulleil

Iga Swiatek handed top-seeded Simona Halep a 6-1, 6-2 defeat in the Roland-Garros fourth round on Sunday to avenge her exit to the Romanian last year in Paris at the very same stage.


The 19-year-old Pole produced a devastating performance against the 2018 champion to storm into a maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.


The 54th-ranked Swiatek, a former Wimbledon junior champion and Roland-Garros junior doubles champion, fired 30 winners and won 81 per cent of her first-serve points, wrapping up the win in just 68 minutes.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
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