Eugenie Bouchard named Canadian Press female athlete of year

Westmount's  Eugenie Bouchard showed the tennis world this past season that she's a rising star in the sport.

She rose over 100 positions to No. 32 in the world rankings and picked up some upset victories along the way.

Bouchard's strong season has made her a runaway winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as The Canadian Press female athlete of the year.

She defeated Ana Ivanovic in the second round of Wimbledon, forced top-ranked Serena Williams to three sets in Cincinnati and was named W-T-A Newcomer of the Year.

Bouchard received 45 per cent of votes cast by sports editors and broadcasters from across the country.

The 19-year-old finished well ahead of snowboarder Dominique Maltais and speedskater Christine Nesbitt in the voting.

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