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Eugenie Bouchard was ‘inspired’ by Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, two other dominant players.
The 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, Eugenie Bouchard, finds motivation in fellow powerhouses Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka as she strives to succeed on the WTA Tour. After having shoulder surgery, Bouchard, 29, missed 17 months of activity before making a comeback in August.
Rybakina and Sabalenka, who play huge games, have been performing admirably in the greatest competitions as of early 2023. In the Australian Open final, Sabalenka overcame Rybakina, but the Kazakh got even when she faced the Belarusian in the Indian Wells final.
Bouchard, a former world No. 5, is still searching for her best tennis after coming back from a protracted injury layoff.
Bouchard was motivated by Sabalenka and Rybakina.
“We saw a lot of heavy hitters winning all the competitions.
Elena Rybakina and (Aryna) Sabalenka have appeared in practically every tournament’s final. It’s fascinating to note that the game style is still sort of the one that predominates at the very end. Personally, I like it because my gaming style is more aggressive and it encourages me to play that way.
It appears to be open. Although there is depth, it is also open. According to Bouchard, who spoke to Sportskeeda, “you know, there’s a little bit of both kinds of anything that can happen, but there are some really solid guys, so it is exciting. Bouchard is taking part in an ITF event this week in Oeiras with the goal of winning her first championship since making a comeback.
Of sure [I envision myself winning the belt again in a future bout]. If I didn’t still think that, I don’t think I would have spent all this time and effort doing this. Recovering from injuries is difficult; it requires a lot of endurance, time, and effort, and life is finite.
Because I still believe I can, I’m doing it. If I didn’t, I would be getting pregnant or doing something else, said Bouchard.