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Into Wimbledon's final with a 'Bang': Sitcom star Parsons cheers for Bouchard at Centre Court

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    U.S. actor Jim Parsons, centre, watches from the players box duirng the Wimbledon women's semifinal match between Canada's Eugenie Bouchard and Romania's Simona Halep at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Anthony Devlin/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada turns to family, friends and coach as she celebrates defeating Simona Halep of Romania in their women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) (The Associated Press)

Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard has a big fan in actor Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory."

The three-time Emmy winner has been following Bouchard's progress at the All England Club, and he was sitting with the Canadian tennis player's family in the guest box at Centre Court during the semifinals Thursday.

When Bouchard's 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory over Simona Halep ended, Parsons joined in with the celebratory handshakes and hugs in the stands.

Bouchard said the two met through their respective agents and have been in contact for about a year, trading emails and discussing similarities between acting and sports.