‘Can We Not Go There’: Eugenie Bouchard Does Not Want to Think About Retirement Ahead of Comeback

Published 01/03/2022, 10:21 PM EST
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 07: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts a point while playing Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 07, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard has not played tennis competitively since March 2021. The Canadian star had suffered from a torn subscapularis and has since been out of the tour.

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Moreover, she had also revealed that for many months after the injury, she simply couldn’t even pick up a racket. That being said, it’s clear that her recovery process would take a lot of time.

Eugenie Bouchard finally shares clips from practice

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A torn subscapularis is no small issue. Thus, when Bouchard finally shared videos of herself today practicing her volleys and her forearms, it was a breath of fresh air.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 26. Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns the ball to Anastasija Sevastova (not pictured) of Latvia during their Women’s Singles first round match during day one of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Eugenie Bouchard shared several videos of herself on her Instagram stories today, much to the joy of her fans. Thus, they immediately took to Twitter to start praising Genie’s form and her forehand.

In fact, one fan, in a display of faith in Bouchard, tweeted a recording of Bouchard’s forehand (which she shared on Instagram). Then, the fan wrote, “This fh (forehand) has calendar slam potential, @geniebouchard.”

 

Moreover, Eugenie Bouchard replied to the fan herself, sarcastically joking about the expectations of her eventual comeback to tennis. “🤣🤣🤣keeping the expectations real low I see!!” Eugenie replied.

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Bouchard has always interacted a lot with fans, and this is one such case. Clearly, she finds the situation funny, where she’s only begun practicing her swings and forehands after months and is being told that one of the most elusive feats in all of tennis, the Calendar Slam, is what fans expect from her side.

Genie does not want to think about retiring yet

PARIS, FRANCE October 02. Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts during her match against Iga Swiatek of Poland in the third round of the singles competition on Court Simonne Mathieu during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on October 2nd 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Another fan, sharing the same video by Bouchard, talked of how the past 8 months have been a glimpse into Genie Bouchard not being on the tour. “So we just really need to support and enjoy every moment she gives us,” the fan wrote on Twitter.

“Frankly, it’s (Genie’s retirement) is gonna suck big time,” the fan continued. Of course, since it was retirement being talked about, Eugenie obviously did not want to entertain the thought.

 

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Thus, she replied to the fan, asking them (lightly) not to broach the subject. Can we not go there yet plsssss lol,” Genie replied to the original tweet.

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Clearly, Eugenie Bouchard feels that she has a lot more to offer to the game, and doesn’t want to think about retiring from tennis just yet. However, when she does eventually return to the tour, she’d also prefer not to have too many expectations heaped upon her, as is apparent.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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