“Can’t Believe You All Showed Up”: Eugenie Bouchard Hosts Spontaneous Party for Fans in New York

Published 07/13/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
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)


Canada’s favourite, Eugenie Bouchard is throwing a party in New York and all are invited. Craving for a snack, the 27-year-old took to her Instagram, to find out the best pizza restaurant in her vicinity. When fans stormed her DM’s with suggestions, she invited them to join her and grab a bite.

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What seemed like a light-hearted conversation at first lead to a packed restaurant with the Canadian on a dinner date with over a dozen of her fans. It was a wholesome moment, and fans showed up in large numbers for a chance to meet the star and get a free slice of pizza too. “I can’t believe you all showed up. I love when social media brings people together. Pizza parties forever,” she wrote.

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It wasn’t long ago that the Canadian underwent surgery on her right shoulder. She suffered an injury mid-game earlier this year and tried various conservative methods of rehab. However, after not benefitting much from them, she opted to undergo surgery.

The 27-year-old is now on her road to recovery with pizza and fans coming to her aid. As she documented her day on Instagram via one too many story posts, the Canadian was found to be running late to her own party. Ironically, her guests packed the seating stalls at Joe’s Pizza, while their host raced her way through the lanes of New York. Genie eventually made it just in time to try the fan recommended outlet and treat her followers to some classic NYC delicacies.

Eugenie Bouchard missed out on Wimbledon

Ever since her fall in a match at Guadalajara, Genie has been away from the court. Having pulled out of a number of tournaments, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist missed playing on the grass the most.

“Look, I’m not going to lie, it’s been part enjoyable and part torture. I wish I was there so badly especially with not having the event last year, because of the pandemic so it feels extra long since we’ve been there. Seeing those beautiful grass courts and all the fans, it’s just so nice, but I wish I was there so badly,” she said.

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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)
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Fans are looking forward to a quick return from the Canadian who has been out of action for more than three months now. While they must have surely enjoyed watching her pizza party, they would love to see her hold a racquet sometime soon.

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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