Canadian professional tennis player Eugenie Bouchard managed to reach the second round of qualifying for the ITF USA 40A tournament. She defeated Alexa Glatch 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of qualification. But the 26-year-old suffered an abdominal injury in the second round of qualification against Katie Volynets. She lost the first set 4-6 and was also losing the subsequent set 0-3 when she suffered the injury.
The former World No.5 Bouchard was not looking confident throughout her match. She was losing points and doing too many unforced errors. She won only four games out of a total of thirteen games.
Initially, the injury didn’t seem too big, but after the doctors arrived it became evident that Bouchard was in pain. She ultimately decided to withdraw from the match, giving Volynets the victory.
It is not the first time that Bouchard has suffered from an abdominal injury. She pulled out of an ITF event in 2018 due to the same problem. It has been causing pain to her for a long time. Fans will definitely hope that she will return to the court very soon.
It has not been an impressive year for Bouchard. She could not even qualify for the main rounds of the Australian Open 2020, getting eliminated in the qualifiers. The 26-year-old managed to reach the quarter-finals of the Prague Open 2020, but lost to Elise Mertens and could not proceed ahead.
She reached the finals of the Istanbul open 2020 but lost to Patricia Tig despite winning the first set. Then, the Canadian did not take part in the US Open 2020. At the French Open 2020, it was the magnificent young talent Iga Swiatek who defeated her in the third round. Swiatek eventually won the French Open 2020 title as well.
Now, it almost looks like Bouchard will not be able to take part in any further tournaments in 2020. However, fans expect her to recover soon and see her back in action as early as possible.