Bouchard Comes Back To Tennis With Wild Card Entry In Bogota

Bouchard Comes Back To Tennis With Wild Card Entry In Bogota

by Alex Waite

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Eugenie Bouchard has accepted a wildcard invitation to compete in the 2023 Bogota Open.

Bouchard will compete in the competition, which starts on April 5. It will be the former Wimbledon finalist's first on-court appearance since she crashed out of the 2023 Australian Open qualification stages after a loss to American Ashlyn Krueger.

The 29-year-old spoke to the official Copa Colsanitas Twitter channel to express her joy at returning to Colombia this year. In 2013, the Canadian player competed at three events in the nation, including the Billie Jean King Cup and the WTA 125K in Cali.

"Hi guys! I am very happy to announce that I am going to play in Bogotá this year. Thanks to the Colsanitas Cup for the opportunity; I have excellent memories when I played in Colombia and I can't wait to play again in front of the tennis fans of that country”

The return comes after a challenging period for the former world number five. In the past two seasons between 2021 and 2022, Bouchard has failed to qualify for any of the four majors - a run that continued at the 2023 Australian Open.

After climbing to number five in the WTF world rankings in 2014, the Canadian's consistency has dipped. She is now 325th in the rankings and will aim to turn around her disappointing run of form.

The Bogota Open will present her with an opportunity to do that, as she certainly finally wants to return to the ranks where she belonged in the past. In the previous two seasons, Bouchard didn't win many matches.

In 2022, the Canadian finished the year with a 6-9 record, while the year before, she managed to play only nine matches, winning five of those. This year, she has been even less active, with two qualifying matches behind her belt, one win and one loss.


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