Genie Bouchard to make anticipated return to tennis at Odlum Brown VanOpen 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.
Former finalist Genie Bouchard halts Wimbledon comeback: "Using a PR entry at a tournament with no ranking points doesn’t make sense"
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.