The USTA responded to Eugenie Bouchard’s claim the organization and the US Open were negligent in the fall and subsequent concussion sustained by the Canadian star at the event in September.
In a 16-page filing, the USTA argued that Bouchard should have known how things work in the locker, and she entered without any authorized personnel present. Hence, she assumed the risk.
They also said the locker rooms are always lit as was the case the night Bouchard slipped and hit her head. Therefore, the USTA argues, Bouchard was able to see any obstacles.
The USTA also pointed out that since the fall, Bouchard has still been active on social media which goes against her claims of impairment and physical injury.
They added that any claims of lost money were “speculative.” In her suit, Bouchard was looking for a seven-figure decision.
Both sides are interested in going to a jury trial, so that’s where this may be headed.
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