“Killing Me”: Eugenie Bouchard in Splits of Laughter After Seeing Online Petition on Jeff Bezos’ Space Flight Mission

Published 07/21/2021, 5:54 AM EDT
MONTREAL, ON – JULY 24: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada addresses the media during previews of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on July 24, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)


Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has been a prominent name in the women’s game. She may not have been in the best of form in recent years, but she has enjoyed a fair amount of success in the initial years of her career. 

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Recently, Eugenie Bouchard came across an article on social media. On seeing the article, she burst into laughter. The article was about the richest man on the planet, Jeff Bezos. He recently went into space, which was his long-awaited mission, and the Canadian star saw an article in which people signed a petition that wanted Jeff to stay put in space. On seeing the article, Bouchard commented, This is killing me, you guys…” 

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Bezos went to space along with his brother, an 18-year-old student, and an 82-year-old former pilot. The mission lasted for around 11 minutes. 

Eugenie Bouchard hasn’t had the best of seasons this year

Coming back to tennis, Bouchard began the year by competing in the Australian Open qualifiers but lost in the second round. She later lost in the opening round in Lyon. She recently underwent surgery for a torn subscapularis on her right shoulder. Due to that, she did not feature at the French Open and eventually pulled out of the Wimbledon Championships too. 

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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada salutes the fans after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 2-6, 0-6 during day three of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on July 27, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The Canadian had her best season in 2014. During that year, she made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, followed by the French Open. Later, at the Wimbledon Championships, she was the finalist. After that, she made it to the fourth round of the US Open, which to date has been her best performance. Fans will hope to see the Canadian recover fully and see her back on the tennis courts. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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