Eugenie Bouchard is currently competing in the WTA 250 event, the Canadian had a chat before the event with Tennis Channel’s Prakash Amritraj. She spoke about having to adapt to Chennai weather, Serena Williams' final match and her return to tennis.
She spoke firstly about Chennai and the weather issues she might be facing.
“It’s rare for someone like me at the stage of my career to go to a country I’ve never been to before, so I get excited like a kid going to a new place because usually we play for the same tournaments in the same cities. So, to go somewhere new is like super exciting,” she said.
“Wait you’re telling me this is not as hot as it gets? It’s like 90 F every day,” she added, “I like how we’re right on the water. I didn’t expect that at all.”
Bouchard was also asked about Ajla Tomljanovic's reaction to her win against Serena Williams in the 23 times Grand Slam winner's final match.
“How she (Tomljanovic) handled the whole Serena situation I thought it was really so gracious and humble and like I think a lot of people became fans of her because of that. (It was) unbelievable. Like, I don’t know if I’ve seen a sporting event like that before,” she praised.
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After undergoing an arthroscopic shoulder surgery, Bouchard spoke about how her return to the sport has been for her.
“This would be my third tournament back from being off for like a year and a half so I still feel like, rusty. I just need tournaments to start feeling better and more normal on court,” she explained.
Eugenie Bouchard reached the quarterfinals of the Chennai Open with a victory over Joanne Zuger and most recently over Karman Kaur Thandi.
She will now compete against either Nadia Podoroska or Tatjana Maria for a spot in the semifinals.