“Testament to Mental Strength”: Eugenie Bouchard Reflects on Her Incredible Run at French Open 2020




Ever since the tennis season resumed, we have seen a spectacular comeback by Eugenie Bouchard. She has played some spectacular tennis and she is continuing to do so at this year’s French Open. She is very happy to be in Paris as she said,

“I’m proud of taking advantage of the opportunities. There are so few tournaments this year. Especially with my ranking, I was very limited with what I could play. First of all, very grateful to the French federation for giving me the wildcard here”

The Canadian is clearly making use of the wild-card as she is now in the third round. It’s her best run at the event in a long time but it didn’t come easy. She had to come back from a set down to beat Daria Gavrilova in 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

“I’m just super proud of myself… I think after I went up in the first set, I kind of maybe backed off a little bit, let her take control of the points a bit too much. To her credit, she played well, took that first set. The fact I was able to bounce back is something I’m super proud of, is a testament to the mental strength I’ve been working on.”

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – September 30, 2020 Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during her second round match against Australia’s Daria Gavrilova REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Can Eugenie Bouchard Go All The Way?

Bouchard has never won a Grand Slam before. The closest she came to do that was back in 2014 at the Wimbledon where she reached the finals. Since she is playing so well, she could finally win at the French Open. It would be amazing but she is not too focused on it.

“I’m just happy to be here right now. I don’t look [further] ahead than my next match, because really that’s my next job at the moment is my next round”

The Canadian star will next face Iga Świątek in the third-round and hopefully, she can continue her great run in Paris.

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