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Bouchard cracks top 20 after Australian Open performance

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TSN.ca Staff
1/27/2014 2:28:49 PM
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Eugenie Bouchard's impressive run at the Australian Open has put her into the top 20 of the latest WTA rankings.

It's the first time the 19-year-old reached the plateau, jumping from 31st to 19th in the rankings that were released on Monday. She joins Carling Bassett (No. 8) and Helen Kelesi (No. 13) as the only Canadians to reach the top 20 on the tour.

The Montrealers magic run Down Under came to an end in the semifinals where she was defeated 6-2, 6-4 by world no. 4 Na Li of China. 
 
Bouchard was making her first main draw appearance in Melbourne after losing in qualifying last year. She became the first Canadian since Bassett at the U.S. Open in 1984 to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam. 
 
Next for Bouchard is Canada's World Group II first round tie against Serbia in Montreal on February 8-9.

Eugenie Bouchard (Photo: Canadian Press)

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(Photo: Canadian Press)
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