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Eugenie Bouchard admits that throughout her extended injury hiatus, she did consider retiring.
Eugenie Bouchard, a finalist at Wimbledon in 2014, admitted that amid a 17-month injury layoff, “retirement crossed her mind.” Bouchard lost in Monterrey’s first round on March 2021. Bouchard was suffering from a shoulder ailment at the time.
Bouchard revealed that she underwent surgery on her damaged shoulder in June 2021. In August of last year, Bouchard made her eagerly anticipated tennis comeback in Vancouver after being out for 17 months. It was such a long process to come back, so I wouldn’t be lying if I said it didn’t cross my thoughts.
I only play for two years after taking a year or year and a half off. Is it worth it, you know? However, I decided it was worthwhile. Bouchard remarked, “I knew that if I let an injury stop me, I would regret it.
First appearance in Portugal for Bouchard since 2014 is scheduled
Bouchard is still trying to get back into shape because this week she will be competing in an ITF competition in Oeiras.
Bouchard’s selection as a main draw wildcard winner was confirmed by the Oeiras organizers last week. Bouchard will play in Portugal for the first time since 2014 after that. Bouchard advanced to the WTA Oeiras quarterfinals in 2014 but fell to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Hello, everybody. I’m ecstatic to play in the Oeiras Ladies Open and return to Portugal after a long absence. I haven’t been back in such a long time. According to a statement from Bouchard, “I can’t wait to see you all there. Two very well-known names are scheduled to appear at the Oeiras tournament.
On the clay courts of Oeiras, former world No. 3 Elina Svitolina will also compete. Svitolina made her comeback to competition earlier this month in Charleston after being sidelined for 13 months following childbirth. Svitolina agreed to compete in a few ITF events as she looks to establish her game and rhythm.
“Hello, this is Elina. Returning to Portugal is something I’m looking forward to. I want to express my gratitude to the event for providing me with the chance to participate in the Oeiras Ladies Open. I’m eager to meet all the Portuguese supporters. In a statement, Svitolina said, “I’ll see you there. The matchups between Bouchard and Svitolina in Oeiras will undoubtedly be watched closely by the locals.