Former finalist Genie Bouchard halts Wimbledon comeback: "Using a PR entry at a tournament with no ranking points doesn’t make sense"

Sunday, 19 June 2022 at 23:43
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Former Wimbledon finalist, Eugenie Bouchard will not make her tennis return at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club due to ranking points being stripped from the tournament.
Bouchard hasn't played since undergoing shoulder surgery last spring after a renaissance prior to that on the WTA Tour that gave potential hope that the Canadian would return to some semblance of her best.
But on the reason given, it came down to her having a protected ranking and these can only be used on a few occasions so for Bouchard, it does not make sense for her to take the spot and use up a chance for no ranking points.
“Hi guys, quick update on my end. I have decided to withdraw from Wimbledon due to the WTA’s decision to not award ranking points at this year’s Championships," said Bouchard on social media.
“Due to my shoulder surgery, I get a limited number of protected ranking (PR) entries. As much as I love Wimbledon and skipping it makes me sad, using a PR entry at a tournament with no ranking points doesn’t make sense. I must choose wisely and use my PR entries at tournaments that will help me get back to where I want to be.”
“I am continuing my training/rehab and plan on returning to competition later this summer. I will now use my two Grand Slam PR entries for the US Open and the Australian Open.”
“Thank you for all the amazing messages of support. I love you guys and can’t wait to see everyone again soon.”

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