Watch: Eugenie Bouchard Plays Tennis in Freezing Canadian Temperatures

Published 12/07/2020, 12:20 PM EST
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during her third round match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Charles Platiau


Former World No.5 Eugenie Bouchard made her resurgence in the 2020 season. After a major slump in the rankings last year, Bouchard broke into the top-150 WTA rankings and reached her Istanbul Open final, her first WTA final in for years. The Canadian made reached the third round at Roland Garros, which was Bouchard’s best Grand Slam result since the 2017 Australian Open.

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Eugenie Bouchard enjoying the offseason

Recently, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist uploaded an Instagram video of having a fun tennis session. Playing in the freezing cold temperatures of Canada, Bouchard donned a red jacket and seemed to enjoy the off-court season.

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The tennis star captioned the Instagram post, “fyi this is what it’s like to play tennis in Canada, in case anyone was wondering”. Having a whopping 2.1 million Instagram followers, Bouchard regularly updates her fans about her travels.

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After the tour’s resumption in August, Bouchard reached the quarterfinals of the Prague Open but didn’t receive a wildcard for the US Open. Having last played at the qualifiers of the ITF USA 40A tournament, Bouchard suffered an abdominal injury and gave her opponent a walkover. Since then she has been recuperating and seems in vacation mode.

BIEL, SWITZERLAND: Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during a pratice session prior to the Fed Cup match between Switzerland and Canada on in Biel,Switzerland. (Photo by Tennis Canada/MB Media/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old recently posted a picture of herself looking stunning in a bikini while having a gala time on a picturesque beach. With the 2020 season plagued with mandatory quarantine periods and bio-secure bubbles, Bouchard was unwinding to invigorate before the start of the next season.

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She will head for the 2021 Australian Open in January, which has already been postponed by three weeks. Unable to qualify for this year’s Australian Open, Bouchard’s best result at Melbourne was reaching the semifinals in 2014. Since then she has failed to go past the third round.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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