Eugenie Bouchard leaves the China Open today, after complaining of dizziness in her first match since suffering a concussion during the U.S. Open
Photo Credit: AP / Andy Wong

Genie Bouchard, Milos Raonic out of the China Open

Eugenie Bouchard did not make it through her first match since returning from a concussion suffered at the U.S. Open. She withdrew in the second set of her match with Germany’s Andrea Petkovic at the China Open today.

Petkovic took the first set 6-2, with the second stanza tied 1-1 when Bouchard was unable to continue, burying her face in her towel in tears on the court in Beijing. She was complaining of dizziness.

Petkovic, the No. 13 seed, came over and appeared consoling, offering words of encouragement to the very disappointed Bouchard.

Genie Bouchard was having a bad year, losing six matches in a row at one point. Just when it was turning around, it got worse. The concussion the Canadian tennis player is dealing with, followed a fall in the dressing room after her third-round win against Dominika Cibulkova at the U.S. Open. She slipped on a wet floor and fell backwards hitting her head.

Diagnosed with a concussion she was forced to withdraw ahead of her fourth-round singles match and the doubles competitions she was entered in. She also pulled out of the Tokyo Open as the tour moved to Asia.

A year ago Bouchard was the darling of women’s tennis having soared to fifth ranking, she is now ranked 38th. But she’ll be back.

Milos Raonic did not fare so well either. The hard server from the Greater Toronto area fell to Serbian Viktor Troicki in straight sets, losing in the first round 4-6, 4-6.

Categories: Economy, Health, International, Society

Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

For reasons beyond our control, and for an undetermined period of time, our comment section is now closed. However, our social networks remain open to your contributions.