Defending Champion Eugenie Bouchard To Miss Doubles Event At ASB Classic

Published 01/05/2020, 7:22 AM EST


Defending Doubles Champion Eugenie Bouchard will not be participating in the doubles event at Auckland this year. The ASB Classic had been a brilliant tournament for the Canadian last year. In fact, she performed tremendously in both the singles as well  the doubles categories.

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How Did Eugenie Bouchard Perform At The ASB Classic Last Year?

She kicked off her 2019 in style by making it to the quarter finals of the ASB classic.

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Bouchard improved her own record in the doubles event by lifting the trophy. The Canadian had teamed up with American Sofia Kenin.

Will We See  Bouchard In ASB Classic 2020?

Though Eugenie Bouchard will be absent from the doubles event, this does not mean she’ll be absent from Auckland.

Bouchard will be playing in the singles event in Auckland and will look to turn around her fortunes.

2019 was not the best year for the Canadian who was once poised to be the next big thing on the WTA circuit. Struggling with injuries and abysmal form, she was out of title contention majority of the times.

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In fact, the Canadian star had to finish outside the top 200 in 2019 after starting the year at No 87. After some success in the initial part of the year, she had to face 13 straight defeats between February and November. That is an example of the height of bad form that the Canadian had reached.

Bouchard’s struggles on court continue

However, all that’s now in the past. Bouchard is looking to go back to her glorious days when she was a Wimbledon finalist and top 5 in the WTA rankings. To start off, she’ll have to face the challenge of German K. Flipkens in the first round of the ASB Classic.

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Do you think Eugenie Bouchard can turn things around in 2020?

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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