Canadian Eugenie Bouchard will compete in the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro tournament in late April.
The tournament announced Bouchard as a competitor Monday. She will join Angelique Kerber, Kristina Mladenovic, Kiki Bertens, Carla Suarez, and Fiona Ferro on the women's side, with more competitors still to be announced.
Rafael Nadal leads the men's side which also includes Andy Murray, David Goffin, John Isner, Karen Khachanov, and Lucas Pouille. More competitors on the men's side are also still to be announced.
The tournament will be played on the Tennis World Tour video game.
Eugenie Bouchard has been part of some controversies over the years. Even as her tennis form has come down tremendously in the past few years, it is difficult for her to not be a part of the news.
A great part of that is attributed to her straight forward attitude and amazing looks. Be it her ugly spat with Maria Sharapova or her “fatphobic” Instagram post, people have constantly talked about Eugenie Bouchard. However, the weirdest controversy that she has been a part of is about her name.
Her first name “Eugenie” is a French name. However, she often calls herself Genie which leads many to raise questions about her identity. This has been a source of some controversy over the years.
Why is there a controversy about the name of Eugenie Bouchard?
The Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard was born in the predominantly French-speaking town of Quebec in Montreal. However, English is her first language.
More than that, Bouchard moved to Miami, Florida at the age of 12. Despite that, she remains a Canadian National and represents the country. However, sections of the media in Montreal have been highly critical of Bouchard for not being French enough.
“The day when all Quebecers will culturally look like the great Genie and will, like her, switch from French to English, Quebec will simply not exist anymore. It will be a North American region amongst others,” – columnist Mathieu Bock-Cote wrote for the Journal De Montreal.
They have used her identity as a Montreal resident to bash her for her seemingly “American” ways. Many sections of this media have also called her arrogant and ignorant. However, this does not seem to be the dominant opinion.
Most of her Canadian fans seem to agree that the language she speaks or the way she pronounces her name has no impact on her affinity with the Canadian nation. She still remains the first Canadian player to reach the Wimbledon finals. This is all that matters as long as Eugenie Bouchard continues to call herself a proud resident of Montreal, Canada.
Eugenie Bouchard (pictured right) in frustration and a fan (pictured left) sending a photo to the tennis star. Eugenie Bouchard has trolled a fan online after he asked her about his haircut. (Images: Twitter/Getty Images) More
Eugenie Bouchard has been providing tennis fans with all sorts of entertainment on social media during self-isolation but one fan may have got more than he bargained for when asking her opinion.
Bouchard recently took part in a virtual tennis tournament and was trolled online after losing three matches in a row.
But she was clearly in no mood to mess around on the weekend after savagely trolling a fan.
On Sunday, Bouchard alluded to her schedule being out of whack during the lockdown.
Bouchard sent out a tweet saying she wanted: ‘Dominoes for breakfast.”
However, one fan responded with a photo and asked what she thinks of his new haircut, which he cut by himself in isolation.
Eugenie Bouchard has revealed on her Instagram account that she has set up a dating profile on the Bumble app. Bumble is a location-based social app that facilitates communication between interested users.
Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd shortly after she left Tinder, a dating app she co-founded, due to growing tensions with other company executives. As of September 2019, with a monthly user base of 5 million, Bumble is the second-most popular dating app in the U.S.
after Tinder. The 26 year old Bouchard created a screenshot of her newly-created dating profile on Instagram, with the caption, “I make bomb mini quesadillas”. In a sponsored post, Bouchard said that she was matching with people in Canada and asked her followers to download the app and match with her.
Earlier during the quarantine, the Canadian posted an update on her social media that the quarantine period would be a lot more fun with a boyfriend. She received several responses and had to ask her followers to stop sending her resumes to her agent.
Bouchard is currently ranked No. 332 in the world but continues to remain one of the most popular athletes in the sport. She spent the lockdown period in Las Vegas and also went back to the courts after the restrictions were eased in the region.