Wahgunyah cheers for Eugenie Bouchard

IF Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard continues her dream run and wins the Australian Open, Wahgunyah will score $10,000 and a celebratory party.

Wahgunyah has been teamed with the teen and former junior World No.1 as part of online competition, Australian Open Blitz.

To take part, children across Australia earned points filming challenges and posting the videos online, entering their postcode.

The towns with the most points per population got the best players, with Wahgunyah matching Bouchard, who was placed 60th out of 256.

Although a fair way from the top, the town lucked out with Bouchard who knocked out World No.1 Serena Williams’ conqueror Ana Ivanovic in the quarter-finals.

The Wahgunyah Tennis Club stands to reap the rewards if the No.30 seed wins the title.

Club secretary John Voss said the money would be put towards new lights and resurfacing the courts with synthetic grass.

“It would be light at the end of the tunnel, because to get money for those kind of things is difficult,” he said.

Mr Voss said the money would come as sweet relief with the small club struggling for funds.

He said he believed Bouchard was in with a chance.

“She’s doing wonderfully well,” Mr Voss said.

“We hope she gets up and wins.

“Our future’s riding on it.”

Bouchard plays China’s No.4 seed Li Na today.

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