Is Eugenie Bouchard Playing Wimbledon Championships 2021?

Published 06/21/2021, 8:07 AM 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)


Former World No.5 Eugenie Bouchard was last seen on the tennis court while playing at the WTA Monterrey Open. That event happened in March and since then, Bouchard has not played a single match, having skipped the entirety of the clay season as well.

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And her absence will now stretch to Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates a point. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

When was the last time Eugenie Bouchard played a match?

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Bouchard played two consecutive tournaments in Mexico in March. First, she played WTA Guadalajara where she reached the final, and next she played in Monterrey where she was ousted in the first round. And after this, to everyone’s surprise, Bouchard hasn’t participated in any other event.

Why didn’t Eugenie Bouchard play French Open 2021?

Then during French Open 2021, Bouchard opened up about her absence on her social media handles. She reported that she had torn her right shoulder muscle while she was playing in Guadalajara.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts during her match. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

“Hey guys. Bad news to report. As some of you may know, I’ve been having pain in my right shoulder since last fall. This past March, I tore my subscapularis in my first-round match in Guadalajara. Since then, I have tried every form of conservative treatment and rehab known to man, to no avail.”

Eugenie Bouchard’s surgery prior to Wimbledon Championships 2021

After dealing with a lot of pain, Bouchard underwent shoulder surgery which has now left her on a long road to recovery. Hence, Bouchard didn’t play French Open 2021 and will not play Wimbledon Championships 2021.

“So last week, I pulled the trigger and had arthroscopic surgery. Doc says everything went great. I have a tough road of rehab ahead of me, but my spirits are high and I will work hard to get back to the job that I love. I will be busy in the next few months and I’ll keep you posted!”

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During the clay-court season, Bouchard was seen on the qualifying list of WTA Belgrade that happened before the French Open 2021, but she withdrew at the last moment. And with her name missing from the list of wildcard entrants at French Open 2021, her absence from Roland Garros was confirmed.

Bouchard’s current ranking is at 115 and that would have enabled her to enter the qualifying draw of Wimbledon 2021. However, she could have gotten a wildcard as well as she is a former runner-up in London. Now, the Canadian has skipped the clay and grass-court season and will take a few more weeks to return on the tour.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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