Eugenie Bouchard Moots Petition to Make Grass Court Season Longer After Watching Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/03/2021, 12:48 PM EDT
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 05: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada looks on during her singles match against Elise Mertens of Belgium on day seven during the 2018 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 5, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


It has long been argued and, dare one say, established, that grass-court tennis represents the original and purest form of the game.

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Many believe that the top administrators of the game should do everything in their power to ensure that tennis fans get more in the way of grass-court action and players, too, can derive the joy of competing on the surface for longer than they do now.

And now, Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has become the latest advocate of an extended grass-court season after following the ongoing action at Wimbledon Championships.

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Eugenie Bouchard seeks online support for extended grass court season

Currently ranked 114th in singles, Bouchard has proposed a petition on Twitter to “make the grass court season longer”.

“Petition to make the grass court season longer! Who’s with me?!” the Canadian wrote on her official Twitter page.

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Apart from getting over 3,300 likes and 177 retweets, her post has also drawn a lot of support from followers, with one even batting for a grass-court tournament in the United States.

Apart from the fact that Wimbledon, one of the most prestigious tournaments on the tennis calendar is played on grass, it also represents a tradition dating back to 1877 when the event was staged for the first time.

Wimbledon is the biggest and oldest event on grass

The top players, across the men’s and women’s fields, love to return to Wimbledon each year – not just for the joy of being part of one of the oldest tennis events but also to play on the lush lawns, which is a unique experience in itself.

The thrill of competing on the lawns is second to none, and over the years, the event has produced tennis of the highest order and games that have gone into the annals.

LONDON, LONDON – JUNE 28: An aerial view a roofless Centre Court and the outside courts taken from the BBC elevated camera position during day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/AELTC/Pool/Getty Images)

Most of the events on the calendar these days are played on hard courts and a few more tournaments on grass would be welcome.

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Bouchard has been out of action after announcing recently that she had undergone a procedure on her shoulder.

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Her best run on the Tour this year was at Guadalajara where she finished as runner-up after losing to Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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