The Sars-Cov-19 pandemic, which officially broke out in early 2020, is still far from being defeated today. The latest data record almost 3 million deaths across the planet, with infections reaching 135 million. However, in recent months the whole world has finally been able to get its hands on the only real weapon at our disposal: the vaccine, whose administration - between more or less virtuous countries - generally began between December and January, at a more or less rapid pace.
In tennis, however, there was no lack of voices opposed to this solution, especially following the strong recommendations by the ATP and the WTA to players who encouraged the use of the vaccine: among these Andrej Rublev, Diego Schwartzman, Elina Svitolina and Aryna Sabalenka.
Bouchard got vaccinated
On the contrary, it seems to be Eugenie Bouchard, who in a recent post on Twitter made it known that he had received his dose of vaccine: "I received my Willy Wonka golden ticket," she wrote in the description, in reference to the famous movie.
Eugenie then added: "It will bring us back to real life." In recent weeks, the Romanian Simona Halep had also been vaccinated. Born in 1994 in Montreal, Eugenie Bouchard had the best season of her career in 2014, when she reached the final at Wimbledon (she defeated by Petra Kvitova) and the semifinal at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
In the same year she also reached her best position in the WTA ranking, climbing up to 5th place. In May 2014 she also won her first and only major circuit title, won in Nuremberg against Karolina Pliskova in the final. Since then, Eugenie has reached the last act of a WTA appointment six more times, always losing her (last March she was defeated in Guadalajara, Mexico, by Sara Sorribes Tormo in two sets).
A few weeks ago, Bouchard - today out of the top 100 players in the world - lost in the first round of the Monterrey Open, stopped by the Chinese Zhu Lin with a score of 7-5 7-6.