Eugenie Bouchard Produces a Victorious Lyon Open 2021 Doubles Run Following Early Exit in Singles

Published 03/06/2021, 9:46 AM EST
MONTREAL, ON – JULY 27: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates a point against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during day three of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on July 27, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Eugenie Bouchard defeated Dominika Cibulkova 2-6, 0-6. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)


Former World No.5 Eugenie Bouchard didn’t have a great start to her 2021 tennis season, starting with her failure to qualify for the Australian Open 2021. However, there is some good news for fans as the Canadian star recently earned a ticket to the Lyon Open 2021 doubles finals.

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Eugenie Bouchard lost in the first round of the Lyon Open 2021 in the singles category. She suffered a humiliating defeat as Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated her in straight sets with a scoreline of 7-6, 6-2.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates winning her fourth-round singles match against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during day seven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

However, the tennis beauty has shown some exceptional skills while playing her matches in the doubles category. Partnering with Olga Danilovic in the Lyon Open 2021, she’s reached the final of the tournament.

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The two defeated Renata Voracova and Makoto Ninomiya in the semifinals and will now face the pair of Arantxa Rus and Viktoria Kuzmova. Fans certainly have great expectations from Bouchard and want her to win her first title of the 2021 tennis season tomorrow.

Will Eugenie Bouchard be able to climb back up the WTA rankings?

Eugenie Bouchard is currently at the 143rd position in the WTA rankings. Even though the doubles final will help her gain some spots in the rankings in the doubles category, she’ll have to play well in singles in order to climb some spots in WTA rankings.

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Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) in action against Bianca Andreescu (CAN) during the WTA Rogers Cup match on August 6, 2019, at Aviva Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Bouchard last played a final at the Istanbul Open 2020, where she ended up as the runner-up. The Canadian star lost to Patricia Maria Tig and hasn’t been in the best of forms since then.

Bouchard will certainly want to win the Lyon Open 2021 title, as it’ll give her some confidence before her next matches. Fans still have a lot of expectations from her and want her to win a major this season. Will Bouchard be able to stun everyone and win a singles title this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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