"No 22-year-old I know has the capabilities I have, has achieved as much as I have."
She must LITERALLY live in a bubble then
1 MM and a couple of fluke GS runs between dozens of embarrassments at the hands of all kind of scrubs, and still talks about herself like she's Serena. Poor thing
This is the crux of it. I understand the whole clinging to you achievements when life is sucking but you really only do that in your bubble; you don't go around telling people "look, look, I'm still relevant! I still matter!" You only do that when you start to think the world is leaving your behind and desperately want to reaming in people's minds. The difference is she hasn't achieved anything since.
Wasn´t there an interview years ago with Sloane that sounded the same? Compared herself with Britney Spears...
Comparing Eugenie to Sloane is interesting. They both have had similar career trajectories with the only difference being Sloane having a better resume. But they both have that aura of expecting to win, get endorsements, be the face of women's tennis. Of course it's exacerbated by the Canadian/American/English speaking media who are desperate to have someone waiting in the wings when the Williams sisters and Sharapova retire. But in a general sense, they don't seem to want to work for winning but just expect it happen.
Eugenie Bouchard is like one of those College sorority girls that are clinging onto their High School glory days/popularity, thinking it somehow still makes them relevant and entitled.
One Wimbledon final can only keep you relevant for so long, honey. Lisicki and Zvonareva can tell you all about that. If you're gonna be arrogant, make sure your results are backing you up.
This is actually a good analogy. Unless she has new achievements, she'll always cling to her past ones. Like getting a good score on the ACTs/SATs when you start doing poorly in college. The odd thing is, making a slam final and getting slaughtered isn't a fully achievement. Right now, she's an answer to a trivia question that in ten years only die hard tennis fans will be able to answer.
I do think this kind of attitude can hinder one's ability to achieve more. Probably every time she loses to someone she shouldn't, she tells herself "at least I have my Wimbledon runner up plate; they don't have that; they don't know how to do that." Which is the equivalent of me saying every time my adviser wants more corrections on my thesis "but I got into 6 graduate schools therefore I know better." No, I don't know better but it seems that unlike Eugenie, I'm willing to listen and learn no matter how much it erodes my ego and self-confidence in my skills. The more aware of your faults the more likely you'll be able to correct them or at least neutralize them.