Eugenie Bouchard Shares Exciting News Ahead of World TeamTennis 2021

Published 07/14/2021, 11:03 PM EDT
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates against Jamie Loeb of the United States during their round 3 women’s singles qualifying match during the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 24, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)


Recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery, Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard missed the entirety of the clay and grass season. Notably, she has not played a competitive match since her opening-round exit at WTA Monterrey Open in mid-March. However, she has now confirmed that she will be returning to the tennis courts later this year.

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More precisely, Bouchard has signed a contract with Orange County Breakers for the World TeamTennis 2021 event. It will start on November 13, and the former WTA World No.5 is super excited about it.

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Earlier, the 27-year-old Canadian revealed that she is working on her shoulder rehabilitation. Hopefully, she will fully recover and be ready for the unique mixed team tennis tournament based in the United States.

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Besides Eugenie Bouchard, who all will play for the Orange County Breakers team?

World TeamTennis is a mixed professional team tournament that started in 1973. Moreover, it transpires in a round-robin format, where several teams play one another for a place in the final.

For the 2021 season, five teams have registered so far, namely New York Empire, Orange County Breakers, San Diego Aviators, Springfield Lasers Tennis, and Chicago Smash.

Interestingly, in addition to Bouchard signing with the Orange County Breakers, two other players have also signed with the team. They are Americans John Isner and Jennifer Brady.

TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 06: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada wins a point against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during a first round match on Day 4 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 06, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Apart from them, former World No.1 Kim Clijsters and Jack Sock make the NY Empire team. Also, Americans Sloane Stephens and Frances Tiafoe will play for the Chicago Smash this year. Furthermore, Byran Brothers, Taylor Fritz, and Coco Vandeweghe have formed the San Diego Aviators team.

Significantly, each team will have three matches against the other team; the two teams with the most points will compete for the title. The tournament will commence at the famous Indian Wells Tennis Garden from November 13 to November 28, 2021.

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Will Bouchard play the US Open 2021?

Given the approval for the World TeamTennis, Bouchard does not seem to be returning to tennis courts for months. Also, she has not played in a single Grand Slam event this year. Although she did play in the qualifiers for the Australian Open 2021, she failed for the second consecutive year.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada looks on during in her qualifying match against Xiaodi You of China during 2020 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Thus, it is unlikely to see the former Wimbledon runner-up make her comeback at Flushing Meadows in August. However, tennis fans would be as excitedexcited about her for the World TeamTennis tournament this year.

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