That’s karma. Eugenie Bouchard’s forgettable 2015 continued this weekend in Fed Cup on Montreal. The Canadian, who opted back in late to the team, created a stir by not shaking the hand of her opening round opponent from Romania, Alexandra Dulgerhu, during the draw ceremony.
“It’s nothing personal towards her. I just don’t believe in wishing my opponent good luck before the match. After we play I will shake her hand, no matter what happens,” Bouchard explained to a Romanian TV crew.
Dulgheru didn’t take offense to Bouchard’s customary routine. Then yesterday did one better having the last laugh by exacting revenge beating the higher ranked Bouchard in singles 64, 64.
With the tie 1-1, Bouchard will try to make amends today against Begu. Maybe Genie can win back some fans with some better play.
Here are the events:
First, Bouchard refuses to shake Alexandra Dulgerhu’s hand during the pre-tie draw ceremony:
Then Dulgheru beats the slumping Bouchard, and mocks the no hand shake with her team:
“Yes, it was a bit of a response to what Genie did. But it was a bit more of our joke,” Dulgheru said. “So, nothing personal.”
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