Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard Confirms Rio Participation

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 | 0

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard is all set to make her Olympic debut after she confirmed her participation for the next month’s Rio Games.

Like many, Bouchard was also unsure of her chances due to the Zika virus fears that have come to haunt the sport’s mega-event. However, the 22-year-old insists that she has taken all the precautionary measures before heading towards the Brazilian city.

“I put a lot of time into my decision. Finally, I said that I wanted to go but I will take all precautions necessary,” Bouchard was quoted as saying by Global News.

She added: “I thought that I would maybe have two or three chances to participate at the Olympics during my career. I know that it would have been really difficult to stay at home and watch the Olympics on TV, to not be there and not play. I know that it’s better for me to play and I feel good with my decision.”

Bouchard, who is best known for reaching the Wimbledon finals in 2014 that saw her rise to No. 5 in the world rankings, will be joined by compatriots Gabriela Dabrowski, Vasek Pospisil, and Daniel Nestor among the others in the Canadian tennis contingent.

Country’s top singles star Milos Raonic, however, had pulled out of the quadrennial event due to Zika fears.

The Olympics begin from August 5.


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