BREAKING: Canadian Tennis Star Genie Bouchard Blames WTA’s Decision to Strip Wimbledon From Ranking Points As She Announces Big News Ahead of Wimbledon 2022

Published 06/17/2022, 5:04 PM EDT

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard made a strong statement after announcing her withdrawal from Wimbledon 2022. Genie Bouchard, who has been on a long hiatus from WTA tennis due to her injury-related issues, has announced that she will be withdrawing from this year’s Wimbledon due to the lack of ranking points.

PARIS, FRANCE October 02. Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in action against Iga Swiatek of Poland in the third round of the Women’s Singles competition on Court Simonne Mathieu during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on October 2nd 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Here is the statement released by Genie Bouchard today-

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“Hi guys, quick update on my end. I have decided to withdraw from Wimbledon due to the WTA’s decision to not award ranking points at this year’s Championships.”

Genie Bouchard Posts a Lengthy Statement

“Due to my shoulder surgery, I get a limited number of protected ranking (PR) entries. As much as I love Wimbledon and skipping it makes me sad, using a PR entry at a tournament with no ranking points doesn’t make sense. I must choose wisely and use my PR entries at tournaments that will help me get back to where I want to be.”

“I am continuing my training/rehab and plan on returning to competition later this summer, I will now use my two Grand Slam PR entries for the US Open and the Australian Open.”

“Thank you for all the amazing messages of support. I love you guys and can’t wait to see everyone again soon.”

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It is unclear how the other WTA stars will react to their strong decision to not award any points this year at Wimbledon and when Genie Bouchard plans to play next on the tour. We can only hope the situation resolves itself, and that the players and the tournaments can get on the same page again.

Bouchard’s last match was in March 2021

The former Wimbledon finalist last played in Monterrey, Mexico in March, last year. However, she lost in the opening round clash against Lin Zhu of China. Subsequently, she suffered a shoulder injury that has kept her out of action since.

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The Canadian star will be marking her return later this year. It’ll be interesting to see how she performs on her comeback.

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