https://www.wtatennis.com/players/316161/eugenie-bouchardper live rankings, she's now 262 and the 4th ranked canadian
(her ASB points from last year have disappeared, but she has a main draw WC this year to try to get some of those points back - again, fortunately for her, singles career limping along rather than being already done due to her ability to generate WCs)
she has the large majority of her points (160 of her remaining 223) on the line during january and february - if she were to fail to defend any of those points, she'd be around 550 - she either has a good january / february or it's all over
Bouchard need to take it to the finish line and be either the winner or finalist in ASB. She will be in the draw for many of the WTA main tournaments along with Australian Open!Big time result to defend her QF points from last year - if she were to win again and get another 50 points that’d go a long way to defend the 70 she has on the line shortly at the Aussie
Otherwise she really needs to follow up this result with 3-4 wins (3 quailes, 1 main draw) at the Aussie to have kept pace with last January and stay near the top 200
Wow what a great insight.---
[On Nike paring down their stable]
Who’s next? From what we understand, Genie Bouchard may also be a free agent when her contract expires March 1. And there might be a few more.
As it is, the Canadian former No. 5 has not earned any income from her Nike clothing deal for nearly two years. She’s in the non-guaranteed phase of her deal (which is fairly standard). And the drop in her fortunes means she has been at what’s called “100 per cent reduction” – i.e., not qualifying for any bonuses based on ranking levels.
Named Xiaodi You.AO 2020
Plays tonight a Chinese ranked in the 200s in 1st R Qs.