Former world no. 5 and 2012 Wimbledon junior champion Eugenie Bouchard will make her fourth World TeamTennis appearance on July 23 for Orange County Breakers. Ranked 78th in the world, Eugenie had made a promising start of the season, reaching the quarter-final in Auckland and winning a match at the Australian Open before losing to Serena Williams in straight sets.
Heading back to North America, the Canadian suffered a defeat to the younger compatriot Bianca Andreescu in Newport Beach and she has been struggling with an injury ever since, achieving nothing in Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami.
Eugenie had decided to skip the action in April and May, returning at Roland Garros where she won just four games against Lesia Tsurenko, heading back to Miami and working on the physical shape ahead of Eastbourne and Wimbledon.
Later in July, Bouchard will embrace her fourth World TeamTennis campaign, competing for the Orange County Breakers at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on July 23. Orange County Breakers will host Philadelphia Freedoms in their third match at home and the crowd will be able to watch Bouchard, Steve Johnson and many other good players in action from 6 pm.
Bouchard made her WTT debut back in 2009 for Kansas City Explorers at the age of 15, returning with Texas Wild in 2013 and New York Empire two years ago. "I am very excited to play World TeamTennis for the Orange County Breakers this summer,” said Bouchard.
“Playing WTT is always something I look forward to every summer. I think we have a really good squad and I am hoping I can help the team get a big win in Newport Beach on July 23." “It’s exciting for our team and for our fans to get a player of the quality of Eugenie Bouchard,” said Breakers coach Rick Leach.
“She adds another dimension to our team and is very familiar with the WTT format. We look forward to treating our fans to a fun and entertaining night of tennis on July 23”.