Eugenie Bouchard Addresses Her Fans With an Assuring Message at the Canadian GP Event After Missing the Wimbledon Championships 2022

Published 06/20/2022, 1:49 AM EDT
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts during the ladies singles first round match against Risa Ozaki of Japan day three of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Recently, the former WTA world number 5, Eugenie Bouchard attended the Canadian Grand Prix. Prior to the race, the tennis player was at the Maxim Grand Prix party, where she had a message for her fans after her recent Wimbledon decision.

After withdrawing from Wimbledon, many fans criticized her, while several others showed their support.

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Eugenie Bouchard thanks her fans and gives an update on her return

During a recent interview at the Canadian GP F1 event, Eugenie Bouchard thanked her fans for supporting her, while also promising to make a strong comeback.

Before attending the Maxim Grand Prix party, the Canadian released a statement announcing her withdrawal from Wimbledon. The statement read, “I have decided to withdraw from Wimbledon due to the WTA’s decision to not award ranking points at this year’s Championships.”

“Due to my shoulder surgery, get a limited number of protected ranking (PR) entries. As much as I love Wimbledon and skipping it makes me sad, using a PR entry at a tournament with no ranking points doesn’t make sense,” she further said.

In that statement, she also revealed that she will use her protected ranking entries at this year’s US Open and at the Australian Open next year.

Bouchard is slowly making her way to the tennis court

Currently, the Canadian tennis player is going through rehab. Last year she underwent shoulder surgery and missed most of the tour. This year, she played a few exhibition matches in the hope of returning to the circuit, even hinting at a return to the French Open. Unfortunately, she could not get physically fit in time for that competition.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard during her third round match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Many thought she would make a comeback at Wimbledon, as it was her favorite competition. Notably, she reached the final of the Wimbledon back in 2014, her best showing at a Grand Slam to date.

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Now, she is aiming for a comeback to the tour at the US Open. Meanwhile, she will look to play in some tournaments to get ready for the Grand Slam event, as the last time she played a tournament was back in March last year in Monterrey.

Can Bouchard make a strong comeback this year at Flushing Meadows? Let us know in the comments.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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