Filip Peliwo crowned champion at Wimbledon
July 8, 2012 · Print This Article
Montreal, July 8, 2012 –One day after Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) won the girls’singles title at Wimbledon, Filip Peliwo (Vancouver, BC) followed suit on Sunday at the All-England Club by winning the boys’singles crown to complete the Canadian sweep.
Peliwo defeated World No. 1 Luke Saville of Australia 7-5, 6-4 to win his first junior Grand Slam title in his third consecutive Major championship match of the season. The 18-year-old Canadian, ranked no. 4 on the ITF junior rankings, erased a 2-5 deficit in the opening set to win 7-5 and needed one break of serve at 3-3 in the second set to secure a straight sets victory after hitting an ace on his first match point. He avenges his loss to Saville in the final of the Australian Open earlier this year.
Peliwo is the first Canadian boy to win a Grand Slam singles title and completes a historic Wimbledon junior singles sweep for Canada.
Bouchard successfully defends Wimbledon doubles title
Bouchard completed girls’trophy sweep on Sunday by taking the doubles title alongside American Taylor Townsend. The pair defeated Belinda Bencic Ana Konjuh 6-4, 6-3 in the final to give Bouchard her second straight doubles title at Wimbledon after winning last year with American Grace Min. With her three titles on the famed London grass courts, Bouchard has won more junior titles at Wimbledon than any player in the Open Era.