“The Day Has Finally Arrived”: Eugenie Bouchard Shares Marvelous News

Published 12/14/2021, 12:02 AM EST
WUHAN, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 26: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after won the match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day six of 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at Optics Valley International Tennis Center on September 26, 2014 in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Hong Wu/Getty Images)


Eugenie Bouchard had been away from the Tour for the majority of 2021 because of a shoulder injury she suffered in the beginning of the year. Genie has kept her fans engaged and updated with various social media posts about the progress of her recovery after the surgery in June.

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However, she has finally made her way back to the tennis courts. As Bouchard posted on her Instagram, she looked extremely overjoyed. It will be interesting to see when the 27-year-old will make her professional comeback to the Tour.

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Eugenie Bouchard hits a tennis ball after 8 months

After 8 long months, former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard has finally resumed her tennis practice. She took to Instagram to share the moment with her fans. After she struck her first tennis shot, she joyfully lied down on the court. She also said, “I hit a tennis ball!” in excitement as she lay with her hands on her face.

Despite staying away from court, Bouchard still possesses crispiness in the shot. The Canadian hit a classic forehand in the video posted. “The first ball I hit in 8 months!!! The day has finally arrived! I can’t believe it,” she wrote in the caption. All tennis fans across the globe will now be waiting to see the charismatic Canadian back on the WTA Tour again.

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Bouchard’s 2021 in a nutshell

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Eugenie Bouchard’s 2021 was quite unfortunate. Throughout her run this year, she has managed to compete at just four tournaments, including the Australian Open 2021. She notably reached the finals of the competition at Abierto de Guadalajara, losing just one set en route to the last match.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – AUGUST 14: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada looks on in her Women’s Singles Quarter Final match against Elise Mertens of Belgium during the WTA Prague Open tennis tournament at TK Sparta Praha on August 14, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images)

However, Bouchard couldn’t lift her second WTA title as she lost against the Spaniard, Sara Sorribes Tormo, in straight sets. Just after Abierto de Guadalajara, she entered the Monterrey Open. She made her exit in the round of 32 itself, losing to Zhu Lin of China. The Canadian suffered a major shoulder injury at Monterrey Open, which kept her away from the courts for eight long months.

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To see Eugenie Bouchard hit a tennis ball is such a pleasure. We hope to see the Canadian back on the tour in a short time.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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