Bouchard retires at China Open
Eugenie Bouchard retired in tears at the incident-packed China Open first round on Monday.
Bouchard has not played since she was concussed in a locker-room fall at the US Open, and she lasted just 10 games against Andrea Petkovic before having her blood pressure checked and exiting in Beijing.
The Canadian sobbed into her towel and was comforted by Petkovic before she rose and walked out, waving grimly to the crowd, with the scoreline standing 6-2, 1-1 to her opponent.
“I just asked her what happened, and she told me that she felt very dizzy. Then I asked if it was the same, if it still was the concussion,” Petkovic said.
“She said, yeah, it tends to come back when she gets physically very active. I just said I feel it’s really bad luck because I thought she was playing so well again.”