Eugenie Bouchard Accepts Wildcard Entry for Thailand Open 2020

Published 02/06/2020, 5:03 PM EST


Eugenie Bouchard fans will be happy to hear she is playing in the Thailand Open, in Hua Hin, on the WTA Tour. She has accepted a wildcard entry into the maindraw of the event which will start on February 10. This is the first time the Canadian will play in the event.

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Once thought to be the future of tennis, Bouchard could not live up to the huge expectations. She has struggled hard with her form in the last few years, absolutely tumbling down the rankings. Her highest career ranking was No. 5, way back in 2014. She currently sits outside the top 200, at the World No. 267 spot.

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Eugenie Bouchard a welcome entry

The Hua Hin Challenger’s No. 2 and No. 3 seeds dropped out, leaving a bit of a void. The 2nd seed Dayana Yastremska won the trophy last year, beating Ajla Tomljanovic in three sets. She will not return to defend her title. Hsieh Su Wei too has pulled out of the event.

The bad news kept piling up as it was revealed that Samantha Stosur and Priscilla Hon, both Australian players, have pulled out of the tournament as well. However it was not all bad news for the fans.

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Eugenie Bouchard may no longer be on the top of the tennis world, but she is still a very popular player. No doubt her entry will bring in more crowds to the event. This is especially vital since a few other top players have pulled out of the event.

In other good news is, World No. 4 Elina Svitolina is still on board. Svitolina is a former champion there, having won the title in 2017. All in all, the event should still be exciting to watch with big names like Bouchard and Svitolina in the draw.

Bouchard is working with a very tight schedule at the moment. She is also planning on making an appearance for the launch of a new website in Los Angeles. the launch is on the Saturday of the tournament, which is on February 15. Should she go deep into the event, she will have a conundrum on her hands.

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Although, as a professional tennis player, she is bound to forego her scheduled appearance in Los Angeles for the tournament.

 

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