Genie Bouchard to make anticipated return to tennis at Odlum Brown VanOpen in Vancouver

After almost a year and a half on the sidelines, Eugenie Bouchard will return to competitive tennis next week at the Odlum Brown VanOpen, a WTA 125K event in Vancouver.

Having been on the sidelines since undergoing shoulder surgery in 2021, she will return to competitive action for the first time in 17 months.

Bouchard got a wildcard entry to take part in the tournament in front of her home fans. The 28-year-old last played in March 2021 at the Monterrey Open, where she injured her shoulder in a first-round match against Zhu Lin.

She has been teasing a comeback throughout the year but constant setbacks have halted her return. The former World No.5 was expected to compete at Wimbledon last month. However, the ATP and WTA's decision to strip the Major of its ranking points halted her comeback.

Multiple injuries have interrupted the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up's career since her breakthrough that year. Her latest setback was a shoulder injury last year. Before the injury, she looked to have rediscovered some of her old form, making two WTA finals in the space of six months.

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