Bouchard out with an­kle in­jury

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

FRAN­CISCO SECO, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Eu­ge­nie Bouchard has been side­lined with a right an­kle in­jury.

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