Bouchard makes WTA comeback after beach and sushi weekend

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Bouchard makes WTA comeback after beach and sushi weekend

Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard will make a comeback to the WTA tour this weekend 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.

Bouchard has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in March of last year. Bouchard will join the competition after last Sunday she was spotted on Miami Beach wearing a bik*ni. Later on, she was fed sushi in a bar, and left with a taxi in which she cuddled a male friend, per The Sun.

Yet, Genie Bouchard got right back to training on hard courts, as one of her Instagram posts shows.

Bouchard to play US Open

Bouchard had intended to participate at Wimbledon, but she changed her mind after the WTA decided to withhold ranking points from this year's competition.

“Hi guys, quick update on my end. I have decided to withdraw from Wimbledon due to the WTA’s decision to not award ranking points at this year’s Championships," Bouchard announced in a message posted on her social media.

“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 doesn't have a ranking at the moment and she is basically starting from scratch.