‘Painful Getting These Emails’ – Eugenie Bouchard Weeps as She Misses Being at Wimbledon Championships 2022

Published 06/30/2022, 5:32 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)

The wait continues as Eugenie Bouchard is yet to make a comeback to the game. She last played in March 2021 at the WTA Monterrey Open, suffering a shoulder injury. Undergoing a series of rehabs and surgery, the Canadian has taken to her social media handles, dropping major hints of her comeback.

Looking at her social media posts, fans anticipated a Wimbledon comeback for Bouchard. However, days prior to the tournament, the 2014 runner-up announced her withdrawal from the tournament. But despite the withdrawal, emails from Wimbledon have been leaving her weeping.

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The emotional connection between Eugenie Bouchard and Wimbledon

Going back in time, in 2014, Bouchard played her first and only Grand Slam final at the Wimbledon Championships. Following that, she suffered a series of early round losses in the succeeding years. However, the losses didn’t let the love for Wimbledon go down from Bouchard’s mind. The result? To date, Bouchard addresses Wimbledon as her favorite tournament on the entire tour.

As understood by her social media posts, Bouchard aimed for a Wimbledon comeback this year. However, WTA’s decision to strip off ranking points from the tournament acted as a major decision maker for the 28-year-old. While Bouchard seemed to have gotten over the unfortunate scenario of not playing at Wimbledon, an email from the tournament had her go into nostalgia.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada stands dejected during the Ladies’ Singles final match against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

As is known by fans, players book practice courts to train or warm up for their matches. However, Bouchard experienced a rather hilarious act by the officials of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Despite not being present at the Championships, Bouchard received an email from the practice court booking team of Wimbledon. The email read, “Aorangi Courts will open from 11.00. Match warm-ups have priority.”

Being her favorite tournament, the email from the Championships had a lasting impact on Bouchard. Getting emotional, the Canadian took to her Instagram, uploading a post. The post featured the screenshot of the email, with a caption that said, “Painful getting these emails.”

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The email undoubtedly left Bouchard and her fans weeping. However, missing her presence at Wimbledon, fans are hoping to see Bouchard back on the court soon. While several rumours are in the air for her return, an official announcement by Bouchard is still awaited.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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