Abanda takes aim at uneven attention
Francoise Abanda says she doesn’t get the same recognition as fellow Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard because she is black. Abanda posted the comment in response to a Twitter user who asked why the 21-yearold from Montreal doesn’t get the same attention as Bouchard, her teammate on Canada’s Fed Cup squad. “I will never get the same treatment because I am black. It’s the truth!” Abanda posted on her verified account. Abanda is currently the highestranked women’s tennis player in Canada at No. 128. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., has seen a steep decline in her career since reaching the 2014 Wimbledon final and is currently ranked 169th. Bouchard, however, has remained in the public eye thanks to endorsements and modelling.