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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a return during a training session at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 4, 2014.Reuters

Eugenie Bouchard has become the first Canadian tennis player to reach No. 6 in the WTA world rankings.

The 20-year-old from Westmount, Que., has been in the top 10 since July, when she moved from 13th to seventh. With that jump she surpassed Carling Bassett-Seguso's Canadian record ranking of eighth.

Bouchard reached the Wimbledon final and the semi-finals of the Australian Open and French Open in her breakout season.

She has already qualified for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore later this month.

Bouchard is the top seed this week at the Generali Ladies Linz tournament in Austria.

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