Genie Bouchard will be joining Emma Raducanu and US Open 2022 doubles champion Barbora Krejcikova at the upcoming Transylvania Open as a wild card. Bouchard, however, will have to build up from the qualifiers and reach the main draw to have a chance to meet any of the stars playing in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
If you've never heard of Cluj, the city is situated in the Heart of Transylvania and is famous for hosting one of the best music festivals in the world, Untold Festival.
Bouchard wished to come to Romania
Genie Bouchard, according to the TD of Transylvania Open, was the one who reached out to them and expressed her wish to play in Cluj.
"We are delighted to have here one of the most popular players in the WTA circuit! Eugenie Bouchard is coming off a serious injury and is extremely motivated to get back to the top of the world, where she has been for a long time.
Genie contacted us, and we gladly gave her a Wild Card on the qualifying draw, which makes it all more attractive," said Patrick Ciorcila, director of the Transylvania Open.
Who else will compete
Below are all the players that announced their participation at Transylvania Open so far.
- 1. KREJČÍKOVÁ, BARBORA (CZE) – 26 WTA
- 2. BEGU, IRINA-CAMELIA (ROU) – 41 WTA
- 3. POTAPOVA, ANASTASIA – 45 WTA
- 4. KALININA, ANHELINA (UKR) – 47 WTA
- 5. BONDAR, ANNA (HUN) – 52 WTA
KOSTYUK, MARTA (UKR) – 54 WTA
- 7. PAOLINI, JASMINE (ITA) – 55 WTA
- 8. BRONZETTI, LUCIA (ITA) – 57 WTA
- 9. SIEGEMUND, LAURA (GER) – 57 WTA (SR)
- 10. SORRIBES TORMO, SARA (ESP) - 58 WTA
- 11. WANG, XIYU (CHN) – 60 WTA
PARRIZAS DIAZ, NURIA (ESP) – 63 WTA
- 13. LI, ANN (USA) – 64 WTA
- 14. BOGDAN, ANA (ROU) – 65 WTA
- 15. MARTINCOVA, TEREZA (CZE) – 66 WTA
- 16. LINETTE, MAGDA (POL) – 67 WTA
- 17. PARRY, DIANE (FRA) – 71 WTA
JUVAN, KAJA (SLO) – 72 WTA
- 19. NIEMEIER, JULE (GER) – 73 WTA
- 20. SHERIF, MAYAR (EGY) – 74 WTA
- 21. KRUNIC, ALEKSANDRA (SRB) – 75 WTA
- 22. RADUCANU, EMMA (GBR) – 83 WTA (WILD CARD)
- 23. CRISTIAN, JAQUELINE (ROU) – 87 WTA (WILD CARD)