Chris Evert Backs Eugenie Bouchard to Taste Success at Grand Slams

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 | 0


Former World No. 1 and 18-time Grand Slam champion, Chris Evert, backed underperforming Eugenie Bouchard to regain her form and get back her penchant of going deep into the Grand Slams.

Bouchard’s form has been continually plummeting ever since the start of 2015 following a flourishing 2014 season that saw her make the  Wimbledon final and the semi-finals of the Australian Open and French Open in the same year.

However, the 22-year-old failed to carry on the momentum in 2015, where she failed to make even the last-four stage of any of the four majors. The story hasn’t been any better this season so far with the Canadian facing an early exit at the Australian Open.

Despite the downfall, Evert insists that Bouchard is competent of making an impact at the Grand Slams again.

“I think she (Bouchard) has the game to make it deep into the Grand Slams,” Evert told TSN. “Once a champion, always a champion, and I think she has champion qualities as far as the mental aspect of the game.

“A couple of years ago I saw the grit and the determination and the confidence that she had. There is no reason she can’t get that back.”

Bouchard, currently ranked 46th in the world, is 18-10 heading into the French Open, where she’s scheduled to square-off against 39th-ranked Laura Siegemund of Germany in the opening round.


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