Eugenie Bouchard, who recently made a comeback at the Vancouver Open after a long time away from the courts, complained on her Instagram account about the photo used on her access credential.
According to Bouchard’s Instagram Stories, the initial credential featured a photo from her 2018 Sports Illustrated Swims*it edition photoshoot. In the picture, Bouchard wears a one-piece black swims*it.
Yet, it’s not clear if the incident was a real one or just a joke from Bouchard because the Canadian tennis player followed up with an Instagram story showing a new non-sensual credential.
Bouchard fails tour comeback
Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard made a comeback on Wednesday in Vancouver at the Odlum Brown VanOpen tennis tournament. The 28-year-old native of Montreal has been granted a wild card entry for the WTA 125 competition, which is held at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver from August 13–21.
Unfortunately for Bouchard, she didn’t get past the first round. Dutch player Arianne Hartono won against Genie in two sets (6-2, 6-2).
Bouchard has been out since March of last year due to a shoulder injury. Also, the Canadian player competed after being spotted in a bik*ni on Miami Beach last Sunday. According to The Sun, she was later fed sushi in a bar before being driven away in a taxi while cuddling a male friend.
In terms of the US Open, we may see Bouchard making an appearance. “Due to my shoulder surgery, I get a limited number of protected ranking (PR) entries. As much as I love Wimbledon and skipping it makes me sad, using a PR entry at a tournament with no ranking points doesn’t make sense.
I must choose wisely and use my PR entries at tournaments that will help me get back to where I want to be. i am continuing my training/rehab and plan on returning to competition later this summer. I will now use my two Grand Slam PR entries for the US Open and the Australian Open,” Bouchard said.