Genie Bouchard is taking a break from tennis: report

Apr 4 2019, 6:25 pm

After first-round exits at a pair of tournaments this March, Genie Bouchard is going to take a break from tennis for an “undetermined length” to get healthy, according to a report from Stephanie Myles of Tennis.Life.

Bouchard reportedly withdrew from upcoming tournaments in Mexico and Colombia and hasn’t entered French Open tune up tournaments in Madrid or Rome yet.

Myles says Bouchard is currently spending time with her family in Montreal, which matches up with her recent posts on Instagram.

 

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The 25-year-old Canadian has improved her ranking to 76th on the WTA Tour, after it dipped to 194th last June. She even won a tournament this year, albeit in doubles, with partner Sofia Kenin at the Auckland Open in January.

Still, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist is a shadow of her former self. She failed to qualify for last year’s French Open, and hasn’t made it past the second round of a Grand Slam tournament since the Australian Open in 2017.

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With the French Open set to begin on May 20, Bouchard is set to miss Roland-Garros again this year. Hopefully, she can return to full health in time for Wimbledon, which takes place in July.

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