Eugenie Bouchard in the photo – Photo Getty Images
Eugenie Bouchard She’s one of the most relevant figures in the women’s circus, although she’s not currently in the spotlight, which she hasn’t done on the court. The 29-year-old Canadian, former junior world no.
Eugenie says: “I am happy to be back in Portugal. It’s been a long time since I played the European Summer on clay. The country here is very different from that in other parts of the world. For example the one in Bogota, where I come from. Strange that I didn’t remember playing here in 2014, I thought it was a different club. It’s a bad sign when I start forgetting places I’ve played. I remember nine years ago the food was amazing and now it’s even better!
I slept well. I recovered from the trip very quickly. I usually try to fix things like this quickly.
It wasn’t easy to start and stop all the time. I feel my level is still there but I need the pace of the competition. This is my first of six weeks of competition in Europe and I want to play most of them as well as possible. I will protect the ranking in some…”
“I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about quitting. A lot went through my head. It was a very long process and I thought if it was worth it but then I decided yes because if I let an injury stop me I would regret it. I missed the standing competition and that motivated me.
Winning a Grand Slam tournament has been my big goal since I was a child and I came very close once. It’s always been my dream and I think it’s like that for most people.”