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Yayyyyyy more photo shoots.
I always think about this Ivan Brunetti comic-strip when I see your comments about Bouchards misery.Break from tennis pressure filled life is good! Bouchard has other options in her life too. She only 25 and a quite rich around the $259 million U.S. dollars. Why not enjoy it?
She had some success and got arrogant. Look it up on the internet. Not shaking the hands of other players/ saying good luck etc. Got nothing to do with jealousy. People are hating on Sergiy Stakhovsky. That´s not because he is a simple minded homophobe. No, it´s because he is young-ish, VERY attractive, & successful. Right!What's with the hate over in this thread?
Gotta admit must have been living under a rock but I don't know a lot about her tennis - what I do see is a beautiful girl who at 25 has achieved a lot and is bowing out to do something else, am I wrong?
Yes but it was not one action. It was several. I can imagine many of her comments about the cheating doping russian hwoore earned her alot of "haters" too.Like anyone else, people love or hate a person now a day based on one and only one recorded action that occurred in the heat of competition- not knowing if there is more substance behind it. Sometimes it does not pay to be a public figure and be judge by society on an emotional outcome that people read to much into and defines that person as overall a good or bad person.
Doubt Bouchard will play Fed Cup in this against the Czech. I think she just trying to figure her life out!---
Slim pickings for Canadian Fed Cup tie
By Stephanie Myles
World No. 23 Bianca Andreescu [was] expected to lead the charge for the Canadians in an important Fed Cup tie against the Czechs in Prostejov.
But Andreescu is pretty banged up after a career-making trip to Indian Wells and Miami. And she has a big spring clay-court season ahead as a top-25 player. So she can’t make the date.
But … who else will play?
Genie Bouchard’s status is unclear. She hasn’t played since losing in the first round of the Miami Open.
Françoise Abanda is out with a shoulder injury that has troubled her since January.
Rebecca Marino is about to play her fifth consecutive week in Japan. It would be asking a lot to quickly switch to clay in Europe, for her first Fed Cup singles tie since 2011.
Oh, good, that's Genie's own tweethttps://tennistonic.com/tennis-news/60536/genie-bouchard-its-fake-news-i-am-not-taking-a-break/
Article counters rumor that Bouchard is taking a break from tennis!
Fantastic news from Genie Bouchard that rejects the fact that she is taking an indeterminate break from tennis.
The Canadian was starting to have a sort of resurgence after reaching the quarters in Auckland and Newport, but after a disappointing Sunshine Double, she decided not to play in Monterrey and Bogota. According to reports from Tennis.Life,Genie wanted to take ” a break of undetermined length.” Therefore, she also didn’t enter the draws in Madrid and Rome, and her coaches were in a sort of “limbo.”
This also prompted speculations about a possible retirement also because of Genie’s flourishing “side career” as a model. According to the Canadian, that’s not true, and she will stay.
Eventually, Genie stepped in on the social media to clearly brand the fact that she will stay out of tennis to “get healthy” as fake news.”
Bouchard said it is “fake news” on her twitter account!Oh, good, that's Genie's own tweet
If Bouchard is still in rehab, there no need for a coach and trainer since she still healing up and try to get to 100% before a trainer and coach can begin building her tennis skills again. I think Bouchard is taking some vacation time now too! Maybe she will skip the clay and wait for the hard courts in June to begin her tennis tournament play again!
Except that people want her to be taken seriously as a Wimbledon finalist. While it's the same body, there is nothing to suggest that same player is anywhere near appearing.To give Bouchard some slack, she was off the tennis for like 2 months so I guess it takes some time to get back in the “swing” of things!
Lost to #27 rank player Tsurenko, a seeded player!
Based off that juicy SI photo posted above, the choice would seem to be fairly clear imho.Except that people want her to be taken seriously as a Wimbledon finalist. While it's the same body, there is nothing to suggest that same player is anywhere near appearing.
So a decision needs to be made: is she a good looking girl who plays tennis, where losing to a seeded player is not a bad thing, or is she a slam finalist-level player who should be going deep in most tournaments? After all, if she was the latter, she would have had a protected ranking that would have helped avoid a matchup such as this in R1. But alas her ranking wasn't even worth protecting. So....
It certainly wasn't a stretch to believe it at the time. She did end up reaching #5 in the rankings, but Raonic has been #3.Wow, did you ever goof with that!
No I wouldn't characterize it that way at all.It certainly wasn't a stretch to believe it at the time. She did end up reaching #5 in the rankings, but Raonic has been #3.
Don't think there was any reason to believe that her career would completely implode like it did, after the 2014 she had.
Just goes to show that there is never a sure thing in sports.
“But she is playing one after, in Lausanne immediately following Wimbledon.