Eugenie Bouchard has not played an eighth-final in a Grand Slam event since the 2015 US Open, when she defeated Alison Riske, Polona Hercog and Dominika Cibulkova before retiring not still on the field against Roberta Vinci, future finalist of the tournament.
Genie is stil trying to get beck her career and her strenght, despite the many ups and downs. Today in 120th position in the WTA ranking, Eugenie reached this year the final of the Abierto Zapopan in Guadalajara, where she lost in two sets to the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo.
The Canadian player recently took part in a Rapid Fire Friday session organized with her TopCourt, in which she had to answer a whole series of quick questions. For example, Bouchard made it known that she would have liked to be a traffic controller if she hadn't become a professional tennis player, or that her childhood idol was the sensational German champion Steffi Graf.
Eugenie Bouchard: "The best hair belongs to the tennis player..." Eugenie also had to answer a somewhat bizarre question: who has the most beautiful hair on the Tour?. The response of the North American was not long in coming: Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Greek tennis player, born in 1998, won his first Masters 1000 title a few days ago in Monte Carlo, before reaching the final in Barcelona (defeated in the third set by Rafael Nadal, after having had a match point). The Athenian, number 5 in the world rankings, reached his second semifinal at the Australian Open after beating Gilles Simon, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Mikael Ymer and Rafael Nadal, while the match against Matteo Berrettini was not held due to an injury of the 'Italian.
Tsitsipas path broke against Russian Daniil Medvedev, already a finalist at the US Open. The Mutua Open in Madrid, an ATP event that is part of the 'Masters 1000' category, will be held again this year after the cancellation of 2020 due to the Coronavirus emergency: the holder of the trophy will therefore be Novak Djokovic, but absent in 2021.