LONDON--Eugenie Bouchard is having a love affair with the All-England Club.
And you can bet the London tabloids are about to fall in love with her.
After winning both the junior singles and doubles at Wimbledon last year, the 19-year-old from Montreal - who only turned pro nine months ago - stunned the tennis world today with a thundering 6-3, 6-3 upset of 12th seeded Ana Ivanovic on famed Centre Court.
Ivanovic, the world No. 1 in 2007, simply couldn't handle Bouchard's all-court game, while the Canadian youngster refused to let the setting and her opponent unsettle her. A tough match against Maria Sharapova at the French Open a few weeks ago undoubtedly readied her for the experience when her match with Ivanovic was shifted to the main stage after Vika Azarenka withdrew from the tournament.
It's the biggest victory for a Canadian over a seeded player at any Grand Slam in recent times.
It took Bouchard, a product of the Tennis Canada complex in Montreal, just 62 minutes to dispose of Ivanovic.
Bouchard jumped to an early 3-0 lead before Centre Court was even half full and a whiff of an upset started to spread across the grounds. She captured the first set, then broke Ivanovic in the first game of the second set.
Ivanovic, a Serbian, broke back to tie the set 2-2, but Bouchard won four of the next five games to take the match, with Ivanovic weakly bunting a shot into the net on match point.
Bouchard now faces Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, the 19th seed, in the third round. She is the first Canadian woman to make it to the third round of Wimbledon since Sonya Jeyaseelan in 2000.