The tennis community joined forces in recent weeks to contribute towards an important cause. They have been showcasing their everyday skills with a slight twist by contributing to the development of the underprivileged. Eugenie Bouchard contributed to the ‘Mess Free’ challenge recently, practicing with a taco in her hand.
Bouchard played a few forehands, holding a taco in the other. The challenge is to execute a rally without spilling the food in the other hand.
Thanks for nominating me @monicaace93 for the @oldelpaso #MessFreeChallenge. How did I do? Together, we are donating 10k meal kits to Canadian families plus up to 10k more for every share of my video on Instagram.
You’re next @SofiaKenin 🌯🌯🌯 #MakeTonightTacoNight #sponsor pic.twitter.com/x1ydwH7o3l
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) October 29, 2020
Who else took up the challenge with Eugenie Bouchard?
Bouchard vowed to donate 10,000 meal kits to Canadian families and up to 10,000 more for every share of her video on Instagram playing ‘taco tennis’. She further nominated Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin to take up the challenge.
Olympic champion Monica Puig nominated Bouchard for the challenge. Puig was nominated by Indian doubles legend Leander Paes. Most players taking up the challenge donated a substantial number of meal kits in their respective countries.
The challenge was started by the Nick Kyrgios Foundation and food brand ‘Old El Paso’ in Australia. Kyrgios even played a trick shot while holding a taco in his left hand. Andy Murray soon took it up as well. Kyrgios’ foundation and the brand donated 10,000 meal kits to Food Bank Australia.
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Yeah, I can do the Mess-free Mex thanks to Old El Paso Tortilla Pockets ! What about you, @lleytonhewitt89 and @tayla_harris ??? My @nkfoundation and @oldelpasoaustralia have partnered to donate 10,000 Mex meal Kits to @foodbankaus plus one more for every share of this video. Getting involved is easy; share this post to your stories and help us feed thousands of families across Aus🌯🌯🌯 #MessFreeChallenge #OldElPasoTacoTuesday #Spon
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Bouchard is finding her form again
On the tennis front, Bouchard is on an upward rise. Her comeback after the resumption of the Tour started with a quarter-final appearance at the Prague Open.
Bouchard then reached the final of the Istanbul Open. There, she lost a thriller to Patricia Maria Tig in a final set tie-break. At the French Open 2020, she lost in the third round to eventual champion Iga Swiatek. She resumed the Tour, languishing below 300 in the WTA rankings. The Canadian star soon reached World No. 139.