Eugenie Bouchard Announced Sad News About Tennis Return at Rogers Cup 2021

Published 07/09/2021, 8:52 AM EDT
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)


Eugenie Bouchard will be missing out on all of the summer action this year, due to a shoulder injury. The Canadian injured herself during the finals of the Guadalajara Open, against Sara Tormo, in March. She played only one game since then, in the Monterrey Open and bowed out in the first round.

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She pulled out of all the major events since March, including the Roland Garros and the Wimbledon Championships. Eugenie will be missing out on the Rogers Cup as well, later in August.

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Fans react to Eugenie Bouchard not playing in Canada

The Rogers Cup is a tournament organized as the Canadian Open by the National Bank, has the men’s event and the women’s events. Bouchard would be playing as a fan favorite at the tournament as it begins on the 7th of August. Her right shoulder injury has forced her to stay away from court, however not away from the venue.

I won’t be able to play but I might just show up…,” said Bouchard in a reply to a tweet.

The fans have showed their regret on social media, regarding Bouchard not participating in her homeland.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – AUGUST 14: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada looks on in her Women’s Singles Quarter Final match against Elise Mertens of Belgium during the WTA Prague Open tennis tournament at TK Sparta Praha on August 14, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images)

Eugenie’s 2021 so far

The Canadian national lost the Guadalajara Open in the finals, after putting up a tough fight against Sara Tormo of Spain. Eugenie lost 2-6, 5-7 against the Spaniard, as it was her third tournament of the year.

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Bouchard failed to qualify for the Australian Open main draw earlier in January, as she lost to Yue Yuan in the qualifiers. A first round defeat against Zhu Lin in the Monterrey Open saw her season coming to an end, as she reported her injury. The Canadian had to undergo a surgery on her right shoulder for a torn subscapularis.

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The World No.114 has a lot of potential to shine at the biggest platform of tennis. The 2014 Wimbledon Championships finalist will be hopeful of making a comeback sooner than ever.

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