Eugenie Bouchard: I did soul searching, I still love tennis

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Eugenie Bouchard: I did soul searching, I still love tennis

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SportsCafe Desk

08/07/2017

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has confessed that she still loves the game despite enduring a tough run of form since the turn of the year. Moreover, the 23-year-old also revealed that she was very satisfied with the training session that she had along with Andre Agassi last week.

Bouchard has seen some tough times both on and off the court in the past few years. From struggling with her form on the court to suffering injuries off, that have kept her away from the game, the Canadian has had to endure a lot. And while most would have expected 2017 to bring a change in fortunes for her, this hasn’t been the case as her struggle for form has only continued. Moreover, early exits at all three Slams so far this year, have seen her ranking drop to as low as 73 in the WTA pecking order.

But to her credit, the Canadian managed to reach the quarterfinals of the Washington Open after winning two matches, and after this, she seemed confident about her future. But perhaps most importantly, Bouchard revealed that her love for the game has not diminished despite her recent struggles.

“When things are not going well it's always tougher to see the love for it. But actually, recently I feel like I've had really disappointing results and right now my love for the game could not be any more. I took some time to train, to have the right people around me, to think—soul search in a way—and realize, OK, I love this, this is what I want to do,” she added.

“Today I basically spent the whole day on the tennis court and I had so much fun. I was on the court in doubles and I didn't feel tired at all and I don't feel tired now. You realize when you don't put your own limitations on yourself you can do so much more than you think.”

Bouchard even had a training session with none other than Andre Agassi last week in a bid to re-find her form and she said that she was very satisfied with the session. “I'm not going to elaborate too much because that's top secret stuff. But I am just so grateful that I got to spend some time with him."

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