EUGENIE BOUCHARD WITHDRAWS FROM UPCOMING CANADIAN CHALLENGER EVENT DUE TO ILLNESS
Former World #5 withdraws due to illness after competing in Michigan
CALGARY (AB) – Former World #5 Tennis Player and Canadian Tennis Star Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the upcoming Calgary National Bank Challenger due to illness. The Calgary National Bank Challenger will take place November 6 to 13, 2022, while the Drummondville National Bank Challenger will take place a week later November 13 to 20, 2022.
“Today, we were advised by Genie’s agent, Chris McCormack from GSE Worldwide, that Genie had to withdraw from our event due to illness. We were looking forward to having Genie with us in Calgary, but an athlete’s health is critical to peak performance, and we respect her decision to withdraw at this time”, said Danny Da Costa, Tournament Director for the Calgary National Bank Challenger.
“I woke up this morning feeling sick, and I am not going to be able to play next week in Calgary. I am grateful to the tournament for offering me a wildcard and I am sad not to be able to participate. Competing on home soil is always special and look forwarding to competing in Canada soon”, said Eugenie Bouchard.
Bouchard becomes the second star player to withdraw from this year’s event. Kei Nishikori withdrew on October 20th, due to an ankle injury. Canadian Tennis Star Vasek Pospisil and Former World #12 Sabine Lisicki, the 2013 Wimbledon Singles Finalist remain committed to the event. The Calgary National Bank Challenger player list will be officially unveiled at the Core Shopping Centre on October 24 at 11:45 am. MT.
For more information contact:
Danny Da Costa, Tournament Director
Calgary National Bank Challenger
Tel: (587) 393 1604