In a press conference in Montreal, Eugenie Bouchard was asked if she has any advice for Naomi Osaka who has been struggling to enjoy tennis after winning two Grand Slams in a row, 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open. The Canadian player said: "Well, I mean I haven't won two grand slams, so I don't think I'm in a position to give too much advice, but it’s a part of life, you know, and I think the most important thing is to just remember that it's all because of a good thing – it’s because of amazing results.
In the past, I let myself feel down or negative if I felt too much pressure, but at the end of the day, it's like I feel pressure because of something amazing that I did. Why should I feel sad about it? So those accomplishments that I’ve had or any of those players that you mentioned have, are there forever.
So, you know, just enjoy it." Bouchard also recalled her meeting with Lady Gaga earlier this year. They chatted together for 45 minutes. "I think I was in Dubai playing a tournament - all my dreams I'm always at a tournament, like always.
Even if something else is happening, I'm at a tournament site. Yes - tennis has taken over my life. She called because she had this concert and she was inviting me to this concert and we had hung out before, but I was like in Doha or Dubai and I was like, I don't know if I can make it.
And then my mom was like, who are you on the phone with? And I'm like, Lady Gaga, you know - like give me - and you're on the phone and I remember like hanging up and seeing like 45 minutes and I was like, All right, this is a cool world to live in", concluded Bouchard.