Eugenie Bouchard of Canada smiles as she hits a ball into the crowd after defeating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic after their women's singles match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Adam Hunger
Rising star Eugenie Bouchard lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the fourth round. Bouchard has reportedly pocketed $187,000 from the tournament. She currently ranks eight in WTA world rankings. REUTERS

The social media is not only for normal and ordinary people. Celebrities including actors and sports personalities take advantage of the social media platform not only to reach and interact with their fans but also as a way to somehow boost their popularity. Recently, a list of sports personalities who might be worth a follow on Twitter in 2015 has been released and among them is rising Canadian tennis stunner Eugenie Bouchard.

Bouchard came second the list assembled by John Chidley-Hill of The Canadian Press after her impressive performance in the 2014 season, where she achieved her career-high singles rank at the fifth spot of the world rankings. The Westmount, Quebec native tennis star is looking forward to picking up from her success in the last season in the season-opening Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open in late January.

Currently, Bouchard has a more than 370,000 followers on Twitter. She keeps her growing number of fans updated with what is going on in her offseason by posting pictures of her recent vacation getaways, training sessions, and just about everything that comes to her mind. In addition to her Twitter accounts, Bouchard also maintains other social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram, in which she has 960,919 and 232,000 followers, respectively.

Bouchard is expected to begin her 2015 season at the 103rd edition of the Australian Open, where she was a 2014 semifinalist. The tournament, which will run from Jan. 19 to Feb. 15, features 99 of the top 100 women as well as the top 100 men. In a recent tweet, Bouchard has expressed her excitement for the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific. She has been ramping up her preparations for the next season now that the Australian summer of tennis is just a few weeks away.

Meanwhile, the other sports personalities who made it in the must-follow on Twitter in 2015 include Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, curling star Rachel Homan, former National Hockey League and TV commentator Don Cherry, Sochi 2014 silver medalist figure-skater Maegan Duhamel, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson, and Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan.

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