Bouchard re­tires at China Open

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

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.”

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