SICKNESS: Eugenie Bouchard Begins 2021 on a Dreadful Note

Published 01/25/2021, 12:30 AM EST
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada looks on during in her qualifying match against Xiaodi You of China during 2020 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)


One of Canada’s most popular tennis players, Eugenie Bouchard, has been a fan favorite since she first emerged on Tour. Her exceptional season of 2014 is still held in high regard. Being a finalist at Wimbledon, a semi-finalist at the French Open, and at the Australian Open at the age of 20 years is commendable. 

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However, since then, Eugenie has failed to make it past the quarterfinal stage in the past six seasons. After her 2014 stint, the Canadian reached the quarterfinal at the 2015 Australian Open. She even suffered a concussion during the 2015 US Open, when she fell in the locker room. 

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates against Jamie Loeb of the United States during their round 3 women’s singles qualifying match during the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 24, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Recently, the Canadian star failed to qualify for the Australian Open 2021 main draw. She lost in the second qualifying round match. During the entire match, Eugenie didn’t show any signs of dominating the match or the crucial points.

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Food poisoning last week, and flu this week for Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates a point in her first round match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during day one of the 2020 ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 06, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old gave fans an update and stated that she had suffered from food poisoning last week. And to add more misery to her woes, she was now down with flu. She clarified that it wasn’t the coronavirus, since that has been the most common flu people have been contracting over the past year. 

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Fans will hope that she recovers soon and feels healthy enough to compete at the highest level. Knowing what the Canadian is capable of producing, it would be a great boost to her career if she can create an impact similar to the one she had in 2014. She has the game to beat the best on the women’s Tour.

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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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