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Bouchard's final appearance helps TSN set Wimbledon ratings record

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TORONTO - Strong performances by Canadian players at Wimbledon helped turn the event into a ratings winner for TSN.

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard's match against Petra Kvitova in Saturday's women's final drew an average audience of 1.8 million viewers to TSN and RDS, according to overnight data from BBM Canada. That makes it the most-watched Wimbledon women's final on record.

Overall, 3.6 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the Westmount, Que. native become the first Canadian singles player to compete in a Grand Slam final, with audiences peaking at 1.7 million viewers in the last few minutes of the match.

On Friday, Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, attracting an average audience of 766,000 viewers to TSN and RDS for his battle against Roger Federer. The Raonic-Federer match reached 2.4 million unique viewers and peaked at 1.1 million viewers as Federer served for the win.

Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil and his American partner Jack Sock won the Wimbledon men's doubles title over defending American champions Bob and Mike Bryan in a match that drew an average audience of 319,000 and a reach of 2.2 million unique viewers.

Overall, more than 10 million Canadians watched some part of this year's Wimbledon.

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