“Playing Very Good Tennis”: Eugenie Bouchard Compliments Elina Svitolina on Win Over Simona Halep at US Open 2021

Published 09/06/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates winning her fourth round singles match against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during day seven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


Tennis personality Eugenie Bouchard has been one of the most notable players on the Tour. The Canadian star is quite popular with fans and amongst the tennis fraternity. When she first emerged on Tour, she grew in popularity rather quickly. 

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Recently, Eugenie Bouchard was following the fourth-round match between Elina Svitolina and Simona Halep. The Ukrainian star ended up winning the match in straight sets, 6-3 6-3. The Canadian player was impressed with the performance of Svitolina and tweeted, “Svitolina is playing VERY good tennis. So positive as well.”

Sep 5, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Elina Svitolina the Ukraine after beating Simona Halep (not pictured) of Romania on day seven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Elina Svitolina dazzled Eugenie Bouchard 

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Reflecting on the match, Elina was playing a consistent game right from the word go. During the entire match, she served brilliantly and left no room for error. Overall, it was a clinical performance, which was appreciated by Bouchard. 

Speaking on Bouchard’s season so far, she began by competing at the Australian Open but couldn’t make it past the second qualifying round. After that, she played a couple of tournaments in Mexico, reaching the finals in the first event and losing in the opening round in the second. 

Sep 5, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania tosses her racket while playing Elina Svitolina (not pictured) of the Ukraine on day seven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Since then, she has not played any event and had to undergo surgery on her right shoulder. She has not been on the Tour for a long time. However, she had taken up the role of an analyst on the Tennis Channel and continued to do so until the US Open Series events were over with.

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It will be interesting to see when she steps next on a tennis court. It is yet not known if she will be able to compete in the current season. We wish her a speedy recovery as fans are hoping to see her back on the tennis courts again. 

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Rohan Kollare

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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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