Breaking News: Eugenie Bouchard quits tennis after US Open for career in new sport

Eugenie Bouchard has made a significant career shift, leaving tennis to join the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour in 2024.

The former Wimbledon finalist has faced significant challenges due to injuries since her peak in 2014. Her recent defeats in the qualifying rounds for Wimbledon and the US Open indicate her struggles.

Notably, she had a controversial encounter with Dayana Yastremska, whom she had previously defeated in the first round of the Madrid Open. Bouchard referred to Yastremska as a “doper” after the match in Spain, creating a social media fiasco. Bouchard tweeted, “There’s something about playing dopers in Madrid.”

It also led to a snub at the net during their recent US Open qualifier. Yastremska gave Bouchard a cold glare and skipped shaking the Canadian’s hand, instead proceeding to shake the umpire’s hand.

“The tennis court is just way too big, and there’s way too much ground to cover,” Rubin said in the video. “I recently came across the pickleball court, and it clicked: this is where I belong. This is home now. And in this sport, size doesn’t matter.”


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