Patrick Mouratoglou Reacts to Eugenie Bouchard’s New Endorsement Deal

Published 07/16/2021, 2:11 AM EDT
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during a pratice session prior to the Fed Cup match between Switzerland and Canada on in Biel,Switzerland. (Photo by Tennis Canada/MB Media/Getty Images)


Former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard has had the potential to become a great tennis player. However, for many years now, injuries and inconsistent performance has pushed her out of the limelight. Nevertheless, the Canadian is working immensely to make a stunning comeback on the tennis tour.

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At the Abierto Zapopan 2021, Bouchard reached the final but lost the title to Sara Sorribes Tormo. This remains her best run of the season so far. Afterward, the Canadian entered the Monterrey Open in mid-March and suffered an opening-round exit.

PARIS, FRANCE October 02. Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts during her match against Iga Swiatek of Poland in the third round of the singles competition on Court Simonne Mathieu during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on October 2nd 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Notably, the 27-year-old injured her shoulder and has not returned to the tennis court since Monterrey. Moreover, she underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery and is currently rehabbing for the same. The good news is she will now take to the court with a new partner.

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Recently, Slinger Bag announced teaming up with Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. Looking at the announcement poster, Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena Williams, gave his approval. He said, “Slinger Bags looks good on you, Eugenie Bouchard.”

Without a doubt, Patrick is one of the most successful tennis coaches in the 21st century. Apart from mentoring the second innings of 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena, the Frenchman is shaping up many future prospects, namely, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Coco Gauff.

LONDON, ENGLAND – June 29: Cori Gauff of the United States practicing watched by Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and father and coach Corey Gauff before the start of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Unfortunately, Tsitsipas and Williams both went out of Wimbledon in the opening round. While the Greek could not transition from clay to grass, the American injured her leg mid-match.

As for the 2014 Wimbledon finalist, she could not play because of her shoulder injury. However, Genie is looking forward to coming back later this year.

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When is Bouchard planning to return on the tennis tour?

Excitedly, the Canadian announced when she would be back to playing tennis. In November 2021, Bouchard will mark her return at the World TeamTennis event before joining the WTA tour. There, she will play for the Orange County Breakers alongside John Isner and Jennifer Brady.

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Inarguably, fans are eager to see Bouchard in her best form again. Moreover, it would be interesting to see if Mouratoglou decides to coach her in the future. They could even become the next best coach-player team in tennis.

Do you think the French coach will take Bouchard as an apprentice?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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