New updates about the legal process between Eugenie Bouchard and the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) that started after the Canadian player suffered an injury after slipping and falling and hitting her head in a locker room during the 2015 US Open.
The civil trial will start in New York on 20th February, and it will last about 10 days, as revealed by TSN. Bouchard is expected to testify about what happened.
Bouchard claims unspecified monetary damages, as she lost potential earnings (with her stating that the concussion she suffered affected her performances) and had to cover medical expenses in order to heal from the injury.
There are many potential witnesses, including Australian Nick Kyrgios, who on the night of the alleged incident played the doubles match with Bouchard. The 23-year-old, who was ranked 25th when the incident happened, claims that a cleaning and dangerous substance was one of the main reason why she slipped on the floor, but USTA maintains a strong position: '(Bouchard) knew, or should have known, the physiotherapy room was closed at the time she attempted to enter,' it has countered.
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