US Open drama: Dayana Yastremska didn't shake hands with Eugenie Bouchard

New controversies between the Ukrainian and the Canadian: problems of the past at the center of the decision of the 23 year old


by LORENZO CIOTTI

US Open drama: Dayana Yastremska didn't shake hands with Eugenie Bouchard
US Open drama: Dayana Yastremska didn't shake hands with Eugenie Bouchard © @tsitsichard X account

The problems of the recent past have not been overcome: Dayana Yastremska and Eugenie Bouchard found themselves facing each other during the US Open qualifiers, and the final match was not like a traditional tennis match.

The Ukrainian player took a sort of revenge and beat the Canadian in three sets (6-1, 4-6, 6-4). After the match, however, the 23-year-old from Odessa didn't shake hands with her opponent, greeting the chair umpire and immediately heading to her bench.

A gesture that hasn't gone unnoticed, but the war isn't the reason that led the athlete to make this decision this time.

Dayana Yastremska didn't shake hands with Eugenie Bouchard

In the last edition of the Mutua Madrid Open, after the victory against the Ukraine, Genie reacted to X as follows: "There is something special about playing with doped people in Madrid..." referring not only to Yastremska, but also to the success in 2017 against Maria Sharapova.

In this case, Yastremska was no longer accused of doping and only received a temporary suspension pending the final sentence. The Canadian then deleted her thought published on social media and tried to apologize: "I want to apologize for the Tweet, I have always been in favor of fair play but in this case I made an error of judgment and for this I must apologize.

" In 2016 Maria Sharapova tested positive for Meldonium and was disqualified for 15 months, in that case, when Sharapova returned to the field, Bouchard was very harsh in one of their confrontations: "She is a cheater, she is a traitor and so is especially for me (in the past he claimed to appreciate it).

I don't think any traitor should be allowed to play the sport again. You are being unfair to other tennis players who are fair and honest." Obviously, the Ukrainian girl did not like it and was not forgiven. Here is the video of what happened on the court:

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