Eugenie Bouchard Withdraws From US Open After Sustaining A Concussion In Locker Room Fall
by Staff | September 6th, 2015, 5:18 pm
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Top-ranked Canadian Eugenie Bouchard withdrew today from the US Open due to a concussion, the tournament announced.

Bouchard slipped and fell in the locker room Friday forcing her out of both mixed and women’s doubles yesterday.

Today, she confirmed her withdrawal from singles. She was to play Italian Roberta Vinci who moves on to her third US Open quarterfinal.

According to reports, Bouchard suffered the injury Friday after her late-evening mixed doubles win with Nick Kyrgios.

After a miserable season, Bouchard was finally stringing together wins this week in New York.


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4 Comments for Eugenie Bouchard Withdraws From US Open After Sustaining A Concussion In Locker Room Fall

Tennis Vagabond Says:

That’s awful to hear. After a nightmare season, she’s finally getting her confidence back, and then this.

HASN’T SHE PAID ENOUGH FOR DISSING ONE STINKING HANDSHAKE?


danica Says:

In fact, TWO :).

Well, this is just a concussion. Although it is sad that she had to withdraw from the tournament, she will be ready to play pretty soon. Azarenka had a similar experience at the AO a few years ago when it was also much hotter. She basically fainted at the court.

She will just need a couple of days of rest and then she will be able to start practicing slowly. I wish her a speedy recovery.


Margot Says:

What a horribly unfortunate accident, just as she was staring to play well. :(


annie Says:

Sadly, concussion symptoms can last for weeks or months. While someone may begin to feel better in their normal activities, symtoms can return with even slight exercise – never mind practising hard to play at a professional level. Recovery can be a long process that need to be monitored very carefully by medical professionals. Returning early can have devastating consequences for immediate and long-term recovery/health and quality of life (both sport and non-sport related). We need only to look at other athletes who have suffered throughout life and their retirement from going back too early after concussion

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