Genie Bouchard suffers concussion, withdraws from US Open
Sad news for Canada’s Genie Bouchard, as she was forced to withdraw from her 4th round singles match at the US Open today.
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) September 5, 2015
It has been a disappointing season for the 21-year-old from Montreal, who was ousted in the 1st round at the French Open and Wimbledon this season. Last year, Bouchard was outstanding in majors, making the 4th round of the US Open, the semis at the Australian and French Open, and the final at Wimbledon.
Bouchard appeared to have regained her form in this tournament, so this injury came at an inopportune time.
Bouchard slipped and fell in dressing room after match last night… sustained head injury
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) September 5, 2015
When Bouchard was heading to ice bath late Friday the room was dark (most had left) + floor recently cleaned; she slipped & hit elbow/head
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) September 6, 2015
The concussion was reported to have been sustained from a slip in her dressing room following a mixed doubles match with Nick Kyrgios.