Former world number 5 Eugenie Bouchard has just returned from a good week of play in Prague where she made it to the Quarter Finals and was eliminated by Belgian Mertens. The Canadian spoke in an interview about how she has spent these difficult months due to the Pandemic and the Lockdown and revealed that she has received great help from tennis legends such as André Agassi and Steffi Graf.
Eugenie Bouchard's words about André Agassi and Steffi Graf
In Prague, the Canadian tennis player worked with Rennae Stubbs, former tennis world number 1 in doubles and had special help during the Lockdown. Here are her words on the Tennis.com podcast: "I felt like the physical part of my game was still enough to improve, so I moved to Vegas and never looked back.
I'm more than grateful and happy that André and Steffi helped me with my tennis, I have to say that I have a really fantastic team." Bouchard also revealed that he prefers to work with women and explained why: "They understand the emotional side better, a male coach has more difficulty understanding these nuances for women during a competition."
Thanks to the successes against Kudermetova and Zidansek, Bouchard thus reached the quarters in Prague where she only came out against the Belgian Elise Mertens. With these results, the current number 332 of the WTA world rankings should return to the Top 300 in the world.
Despite a rather complicated ranking, the 26-year-old is still one of the most popular players on the entire women's circuit. During a recent podcast, Reyes, Agassi's former coach, spoke thus about Bouchard: "I was impressed by her dedication, she has been working intensely to improve her fitness since October.
I must say that among those who I trained it's not easy to say for everyone, but Eugenie is doing very well." Eugenie bouchard should play the Western and Southern Open and the US Open 2020, both scheduled exceptionally in the bubble in Flushing Meadows, New York, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, as there are still many problems in the United States due to the spread of the virus.
Genie, a real star on the social media (especially on Twitter) played her only Slam final at Wimbledon, during her amazing 2015. Now she is trying to ragain confidence and shape, in order to amaze again.