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Canadian Beauty Eugenie Bouchard’s Unexpected Tennis Resurgence Finds a Beautiful Connection to a Pregnant Serena Williams’ Glory Days, Back in 2017

Published 04/25/2023, 4:20 PM EDT

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It has been a long time since the Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard stepped on the court in a main draw. A player who was a potential contender for a Grand Slam title from Canada during her early years on the Tour underwent major shoulder surgery in 2021. It hindered her from regaining form on the court after her return last year. Now, it looks like Bouchard finally got back in her element as she secured a place in the main draw of the Madrid Open. Moreover, there is an unusual yet heartwarming connection between her resurgence and the tennis legend, Serena Williams.

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The peculiar co-incidence of the year where Bouchard reached the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open and Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam title is noteworthy.

Astounding comeback of Eugenie Bouchard finds connection to the peak years of Serena Williams


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The Canadian player became the talk of the town when she reached the final of the Wimbledon Championships in 2014. However, she could not clinch the title, as Petra Kvitova proved a tough match. Nonetheless, fans were still hoping for her to continue to deliver on the same scale and eventually, win a major title. However, that is not how it turned out to be.

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Though it might not seem like a big deal if one sees her performance as compared to Serena Williams, she has come a long way. The last time Bouchard got her name on the main draw of a WTA 1000 clay-court match was in 2017.


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That was the year when Serena Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam title while she was pregnant with Olympia. In 2017, Bouchard faced Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open. The unexpected comeback of Bouchard has also given Williams’ fans something glorious to reminisce about.



Fans and coach supported Bouchard in her endeavors after her comeback


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The former world no. 5 suffered a major shoulder injury in 2021, due to which she had to undergo surgery. The rehabilitation took a long time and now that Bouchard has made a comeback; she is getting back to her original form.

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With the support of her fans and coach, the former WTA player Rennae Stubbs, she has found her ground. Bouchard took down world no. 147, Elizabeth Mandlik, to get her name on the main draw of the ATP 1000 event.


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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in off-court topics and has a particular focus on the legendary ‘Queen of the Court’, Serena Williams. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Shivali has authored numerous articles covering varied topics concerning the 23-time Grand Slam champion, including her personal life, career, and more. In addition to her work on Serena Williams, Shivali is also a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires the four-time Major winner, particularly for her advocacy for mental health.

Edited By: Tony Thomas