Eugenie Bouchard hopes 2016 will be the year of her return to the world Tennis top. Her participation in the Australian Open, in January, may be the first step towards the return to the form that has made her known to the world. The 2016 Edition of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, will be held between 18 and 31 January in Melbourne. Prizes offered to the tennis players will surpass AU$30 million.


The 21-year-old Canadian has had a horrible year in 2015. Her position in the WTA rankings has suffered because of the poor presentation. At the end of this year, she is ranked as WTA's no.48, a place more than modest compared to 2014.

In 2014, Bouchard had an outstanding performance: she reached the fourth round at the U.S. Open, the semifinals at the Australian Open and Rolland Garros; at the tournament on grass at Wimbledon, she played Finals and lost in front of Petra Kvitova. After the final against Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard reached the peak of her career: she climbed up to the fifth position in the WTA rankings. Also in 2014, at the end of the season, Eugenie Bouchard received the award 'WTA Most Improved Player'.


In 2015, her only notable performances were the fourth round at the U.S. Open and the quaterfinals at the Australian Open. However, Bouchard has had a terrible misfortune. Before the match against Roberta Vinci at the U.S.Open, she suffered an injury after slipping on wet floor from the locker room and suffered a serious concussion to the head.

This forced her to abandon the tournament held at Flushing Meadows, but also the rest of the tournament of the year.

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Her only official match since then took place at the China Open in the first round against Andrea Petkovic. During the match she dropped out due to a state of dizziness.

The Canadian tennis player has filed a civil lawsuit against the organizers of the U.S. Open. She claims that her performances are severely affected by that incident. Bouchard is seeking damages that would reach several million dollars.

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