Eugenie Bouchard burst onto the tennis scene during her breakthrough season in 2014. The Canadian made it to the semifinals at the Australian Open and the French Open before advancing to the final with a brilliant run Wimbledon. She broke several records, becoming the first Canadian player to reach the final of a Grand Slam. Bouchard rocketed to stardom and soon became the face of Canadian tennis.
This made her famous and became a marketer’s dream. But Bouchard never managed to reach those heights again as she struggled with the growing expectations placed on her and never managed to fulfill the intended career she was billed for breaking onto the global scene. The former world No. 5 herself admitted she wasn’t ready for her sudden rise to fame. Bouchard said she didn’t expect such results in her early career and isn’t ready to deal with the expectations that come with them.
“Yes, I agree that fame comes quickly with that (tennis). I think that’s the part that most athletes, or anyone, really is the least prepared for. You train and plan for results and expect those results. But I wasn’t prepared for what would come with it. As nobody knows before. You don’t want to rush that either, because if that never comes, you don’t want to start thinking bigger than you are.” Bouchard said on an episode of tennis podcast Tennis Inside-In.
Eugenie Bouchard is about to make a comeback after a long injury break
Eugenie Bouchard is ready for her comeback after spending almost a year on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to repair a torn subscapularis in her right shoulder. She will return to the tennis track at the US Pro Women’s Clay Court Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Florida, which begins April 11. She was wildcarded into the main draw of the ITF $100,000 event, which will also boost her clay court season.
Bouchard’s last tournament appearance was in Monterrey in March last year and he is currently ranked 1450 in the world. The 28-year-old played an exhibition tournament at the Champions Series 2022 tennis circuit earlier this year. She won her first comeback match, defeating 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin 6-1. But she still has a long way to go to make a worthy return to the WTA circuit and a late career resurgence to the top of the game.
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