Eugenie Bouchard has been losing touch with the world leaders for years. As a 20-year-old once proud number 5 in the world, she is currently bobbing around in 332nd place in the WTA ranking. But with the attention of tennis fans, she continues to be at the forefront. Millions of fans follow on social media how «genius» beats other professionals while playing virtual tennis.
But if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. A fan comments: “The game is only realistic if you fly out in the first round.” The sting becomes reality: In the currently running virtual Madrid Open, the popular Canadian loses all three preliminary round matches against Kerber, Bertens and Vekic.
Her manager Chris McCormack can’t help it either, rhetorically asks: “Lost again?” Last year Bouchard had to digest a negative series of twelve first round defeats in a row, now things are not going much better on the console.
“I never play this tennis game again,” jokes Bouchard. “I have to overcome myself not to swear now,” she complains in live chat with vanquisher Vekic. In contrast, our tennis star Belinda Bencic runs as if you were smeared, you can even win a prize money of CHF 150,000. The eastern Swiss woman shines even in her re-enactment scene.
Personal fan experience auctioned
As usual, Bouchard is not all about sport. Your latest action after Her social media flirts and a paid date: At the “ALL IN Challenge” she, like other sports stars, is auctioning off a very personal fan experience in favor of the poor, so that the proceeds can be used to provide food for those who are currently in need.
For the winner of the auction, two places in Bouchard’s Box will wave when tennis can be played again. With a subsequent dinner with the tennis star himself. The current bid is a good CHF 8,000, but the auction is still running for more than two weeks. (str)