Bouchard out with ankle injury
NUREMBERG, GERMANY — Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup tournament with a right ankle injury.
The 2014 champion informed tournament director Sandra Reichel of her decision late Monday, when an MRT scan showed she had torn a ligament in training the previous week.
The injury put the Canadian’s participation in the French Open in doubt.
“She told me she needs a miracle,” Reichel said Tuesday. “She sent for her doctor from Canada.”
Bouchard was replaced by Julia Glushko of Israel, who will play second-seeded Yulia Putintseva.
Defending champion Kiki Bertens won her opening match, beating wildcard entry Katharina Gerlach 6-2, 6-1.
Eugenie Bouchard has been sidelined with a right ankle injury.